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The 50 Best Albums Of 2017 So Far

Lizzy Goodman’s new book, Meet Me In The Bathroom, documents an era in rock music that many of us remember well. It uses oral history…
Stereogum | June 6, 2017 - 11:00 am

Album Of The Week

Album Of The Week: The Mountain Goats Goths

A couple of months ago, John Darnielle published a book about darkness. Universal Harvester is either the Mountain Goats frontman's second novel or his third,…
Tom Breihan | May 16, 2017 - 10:55 am

2015 In Review

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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Mothers – “Pink And Blue” (The Mountain Goats Cover)

We named Mothers a Band To Watch two years ago based on the strength of their excellent single "No Crying In Baseball" and debut album…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | December 28, 2017 - 10:41 am

Craig Finn – “Fault Lines” (The Mountain Goats Cover)

The Hold Steady's Craig Finn and the Mountain Goats' John Darnielle are two of the greatest living lyricists in American music, they both always make…
Tom Breihan | November 30, 2017 - 10:05 am

Watch The Mountain Goats Record New Song “From The Lake Trials”

The Mountain Goats recorded a new song for Joyful Noise Recordings' Almost Live series, where they get a band to come in and record a…
James Rettig | November 1, 2017 - 12:47 pm

Loamlands – “Fall Of The Star High School Running Back” (The Mountain Goats Cover)

The new podcast I Only Listen To The Mountain Goats is a fascinating endeavor. In every episode, host Joseph Fink talks with Mountain Goats frontman…
Tom Breihan | October 12, 2017 - 2:13 pm

Stream The Mountain Goats Marsh Witch Visions EP

The Mountain Goats started out as just John Darnielle, an acoustic guitar, and a boom box. Over the years, the project has grown, adding more…
Tom Breihan | October 6, 2017 - 8:38 am

Laura Jane Grace – “The Best Ever Death Metal Band In Denton” (The Mountain Goats Cover)

Like a whole lot of people who write words for a living (including the guy who wrote the words that you are currently reading), the…
Tom Breihan | September 28, 2017 - 9:57 am

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

Sylvan Esso Announce “Visual EP” Of Songs Re-Recorded With All-Star Backing Band

When Amelia Meath and Nick Sanborn first teamed up as Sylvan Esso -- she of the Appalachian vocal group Mountain Man, he of the weirdo…
Chris DeVille | July 24, 2017 - 10:18 am

Watch Against Me! Cover Mountain Goats’ “The Best Ever Death Metal Band In Denton”

Against Me! recently played an intimate show for House Of Strombo, the new web video series from CBC host George Stroumboulopoulos, and towards the end…
James Rettig | May 26, 2017 - 1:33 pm

Watch The Mountain Goats Play “This Year” With The B-52’s’ Cindy Wilson

Right now, the Mountain Goats are touring behind their fantastic new album Goths. They have been one of the best live bands out there for…
Tom Breihan | May 23, 2017 - 1:18 pm

Stream The Mountain Goats Goths

One of the great things about news of a new Mountain Goats album is finding out what the concept is going to be. All Mountain…
Tom Breihan | May 15, 2017 - 9:33 am

The Mountain Goats – “Rain In Soho”

In May, the Mountain Goats are releasing a new album, Goths, and a few months ago, John Darnielle introduced the noticeably guitar-free album with "Andrew
James Rettig | April 25, 2017 - 10:03 am

The Mountain Goats – “Etruscans”

The anti-Trump charity series Our First 100 Days promises "one hundred songs that inspire progress and benefit a cause for change." The 71st of those…
Chris DeVille | March 31, 2017 - 12:12 pm
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