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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 can we fully appreciate one major piece of work when there’s always another one coming right around the corner. And when the huge, fully-formed masterpieces are dropping from the sky… More »

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 drummed up weeks of hype and probably spent a fortune to make her kung-fu feminist G.I. Joe cameo party and to unveil it in the biggest way possible for a… More »

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 slides in next to Darnielle, briefly and respectfully praising his music. This is nothing new. Young men in dark rooms have been approaching Darnielle for a couple of decades, and… More »

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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

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

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

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

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 come…
James Rettig | March 1, 2015 - 4:32 pm

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

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

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

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 ca…
Miles Bowe | September 12, 2014 - 4:11 pm

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

Download New Cover Songs And Watch A Short Documentary Celebrating 25 Years Of Merge

North Carolina-based Merge Records is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. From taking over baseball games to planning their own four-day festival, they've been doing…
James Rettig | July 8, 2014 - 7:47 pm

Mountain Goats’ John Darnielle Announces Debut Novel Wolf In White Van

If you've spent enough time listening to the Mountain Goats, you know that frontman John Darnielle has a remarkable gift for short, economical, evocative fictio…
Tom Breihan | March 4, 2014 - 8:59 am

The Mountain Goats’ John Darnielle Does His First 100% Goat-Related Interview

Yep. What you read up there is true, folks. John Darnielle finally sat down and talked some real-talk about goats with Modern Farmer. And a…
Miles Bowe | September 20, 2013 - 5:41 pm

Watch The Mountain Goats Debut “Animal Mask” At Newport Folk Festival

In what I imagine was a weird and electric scene for both John Darnielle and the audience, the Mountain Goats recently played the historically significant…
Tom Breihan | August 6, 2013 - 5:21 pm

John Darnielle – “Short Song For Justin Bieber’s Paparazzi”

The Mountain Goats' John Darnielle -- who was recently an excellent guest on Marc Maron's WTF podcast -- has been a short ditty for Justi…
Claire Lobenfeld | March 12, 2013 - 12:36 pm

Hear John Darnielle On Marc Maron’s WTF

Mountain Goats frontman John Darnielle might be the single greatest talker in all of indie rock; as much as I love Mountain Goats songs, I’ve…
Tom Breihan | March 4, 2013 - 1:23 pm
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