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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

Counting Down

Mountain Goats Albums From Worst To Best

A brief taxonomy of prolific musicians, in terms of popularity. We have the obsessed cranks, those who toil in underground music caves without the usual…
Brad Shoup | December 6, 2012 - 1:33 pm

Interview

Mountain Goats’ John Darnielle On The Joys Of Writing Songs In Hotel Rooms And The Best Ways To Feel Bad

John Darnielle is quite a character. Having listened to his kaleidoscopic back catalog of Mountain Goats releases since the early 1990s, I felt like a…
T. Cole Rachel | October 3, 2012 - 4:29 pm

More John Darnielle stories

Hear A Preview Of New John Darnielle Podcast I Only Listen To The Mountain Goats

A couple months back, the studio behind the popular podcast Welcome To Night Vale announced that a new Mountain Goats-centric podcast, I Only Listen To
James Rettig | September 7, 2017 - 5:44 pm

The Mountain Goats – “The Ultimate Jedi Who Wastes All The Other Jedi And Eats Their Bones”

Twitter has been responsible a number of unexpected yet excellent musical collaborations, typically born out of artists tweeting admiration for one another from across the…
Pranav Trewn | January 30, 2017 - 1:51 pm

Watch Eddie Vedder React To The Chicago Cubs’ World Series Win

Last night, as you are most likely aware, the Chicago Cubs won the World Series, ending a 108-year championship drought in a ridiculously tense, exciting,…
Tom Breihan | November 3, 2016 - 9:31 am

The Mountain Goats’ John Darnielle Reveals Details Of New Novel Universal Harvester

If you've been paying attention to the Mountain Goats, you've known for many years that frontman John Darnielle is a great, great writer. But the…
Tom Breihan | August 1, 2016 - 12:38 pm

The Mountain Goats’ John Darnielle Announces New Novel Universal Harvester

John Darnielle's 2014 debut novel Wolf In White Van was a huge success, so it should come as no surprise that the Mountain Goats frontman…
Peter Helman | July 28, 2016 - 7:26 pm

John Darnielle To Throw Ceremonial Pitch, William Tyler To Perform At Durham Bulls’ Fourth Merge Records Night

The fourth annual Merge Records Night at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park goes down 8/4, and yesterday the label announced via Instagram that John Darnielle…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | July 21, 2016 - 10:23 am

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

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

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

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 can…
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

Watch John Darnielle, Justin Vernon, & Megafaun Cover Grateful Dead’s “Friend Of The Devil”

Lately, Justin Vernon has been playing a few random shows with the North Carolina band Megafaun, his friends and former DeYarmomd Edison bandmates. They played
Tom Breihan | May 2, 2014 - 12:07 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 fictions…
Tom Breihan | March 4, 2014 - 8:59 am
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