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The 50 Best Music Videos Of 2015

When I put this list together last year, the big story was the emergence of auteurs in the online era of the music video. For…
Tom Breihan | December 16, 2015 - 11:08 am
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The 50 Best Albums Of 2015 So Far

The amount of great music in the past six months has been almost unfair. As in: How are we supposed to process all this? How…
Stereogum | June 16, 2015 - 11:08 am
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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

This was a week crammed full of great videos, way too many to fit onto this list. But my favorite subplot was this: Taylor Swift…
Tom Breihan | May 22, 2015 - 5:30 pm
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The Mountain Goats – “Summer” (War Cover)

The Mountain Goats have recorded a cover of War's "Summer" for their contribution to Amazon Music's new Songs Of Summer playlist, which also contains new…
James Rettig | May 4, 2016 - 10:18 am
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Michael Stipe, Cat Power, The Flaming Lips, J Mascis, & More Cover David Bowie At Carnegie Hall

Last night's Music Of David Bowie tribute at NYC's Carnegie Hall was announced in January hours before the world learned about the legendary musician's death…
Scott Lapatine | April 1, 2016 - 1:01 pm
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The Mountain Goats – “Going Back To California”

The Mountains Goat have just shared "Going Back To California," a new song about about the 1982 plane crash that killed Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Randy…
Peter Helman | March 17, 2016 - 9:37 pm

David Bowie Tribute Concerts Set For NYC

A few hours before we learned of David Bowie's death, The New York Times announced that New York's Carnegie Hall would host a David Bowie…
Tom Breihan | January 11, 2016 - 9:07 am
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The Mountain Goats’ John Darnielle & Rolling Stone’s Christopher Weingarten Made A Noise Cassette

John Darnielle is the frontman of the Mountain Goats, one of the greatest bands in the world. He's also a great writer, and you should…
Tom Breihan | October 15, 2015 - 11:49 am
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The Mountain Goats – “Used To Haunt”

Our apologies for not being more up on the teenage-movie soundtrack-album world, but the soundtrack for the new drama Paper Towns has been out for…
Tom Breihan | July 28, 2015 - 1:25 pm

The Mountain Goats – “The Legend Of Chavo Guerrero” Video (Feat. Rob Corddry & Chavo Guerrero)

Earlier this year, when the Mountain Goats were getting ready to release their great wrestling-themed album Beat The Champ, I took frontman John Darnielle to
Tom Breihan | May 20, 2015 - 10:48 am
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Pro Wrestlers Are Asking The Mountain Goats To Write Songs About Them Now

The great new Mountain Goats album Beat The Champ is all about the pro wrestling that frontman John Darnielle watched when he was a kid…
Tom Breihan | May 4, 2015 - 12:03 pm
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Watch The Mountain Goats And The King Ad-Rock On Seth Meyers

There's this great thing that happens in the rare event that the Mountain Goats get to play a late-night show. At some point during the…
Tom Breihan | April 7, 2015 - 8:44 am
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We Took The Mountain Goats’ John Darnielle To His First Pro Wrestling Show In 35 Years

In the crowd at a middle-of-nowhere North Carolina show, an earnest and bearded young man approaches John Darnielle, the Mountain Goats frontman. The young man…
Tom Breihan | April 1, 2015 - 9:55 am
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Stream The Mountain Goats Beat The Champ

Last night, WWE held what was probably its best Wrestlemania in years in San Francisco. And if you're still jacked up enough from it that…
Tom Breihan | March 30, 2015 - 9:22 am
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The Mountain Goats – “Heel Turn 2″

Earlier today, the Mountain Goats premiered a new track on popular spooky podcast Welcome To Night Vale. The song's called "Heel Turn 2," and comes…
James Rettig | March 1, 2015 - 4:32 pm
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The Mountain Goats – “The Legend Of Chavo Guerrero”

For more than two decades, ever since it was just John Darnielle and a boom box, the Mountain Goats have been cranking out new music…
Tom Breihan | January 21, 2015 - 10:27 am
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Split Single – “Monolith” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Split Single is a supergroup of sorts: The band consists of drummer Jon Wurster from Superchunk and the Mountain Goats, Britt Daniel of Spoon, and…
Ethan Jacobs | October 20, 2014 - 10:43 am
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Mountain Goats’ John Darnielle’s Debut Novel Nominated For National Book Award

The Mountain Goats' mastermind John Darnielle recently released his debut novel, Wolf In White Van, to really good reviews. (You can hear the first few…
James Rettig | September 17, 2014 - 9:21 pm
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Hear Mountain Goats’ John Darnielle Read The Beginning Of His New Book Wolf In White Van

John Darnielle recently announced he will be going on a tour to do readings from his upcoming book Wolf In White Van. Now you can…
Miles Bowe | September 12, 2014 - 4:11 pm
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Mountain Goats’ John Darnielle Announces Book Tour For His Debut Novel

Fans of the Mountain Goats have surely been wishing/waiting for this moment for a long time: John Darnielle recently announced plans to release his first…
Miles Bowe | July 11, 2014 - 1:09 pm
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