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The Best & Worst Covers Of 2018

I know this year's been kind of exhausting music-wise. It's been exhausting everything-wise, but stopping to think about how music felt just dredged up nothing…
Nate Patrin | December 14, 2018 - 1:11 pm

Album List

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

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Stream The Mountain Goats’ New Album Getting Into Knives

We've already gotten one Mountain Goats album since the pandemic began, the classic "John Darnielle yelling into a boombox"-style Songs For Pierre Chuvin. But before…
Peter Helman | October 23, 2020 - 10:51 am

The Mountain Goats – “Picture Of My Dress”

The Mountain Goats are releasing a new album, Getting Into Knives, in a couple of weeks. So far, they've shared "As Many Candles As Possible"
James Rettig | October 13, 2020 - 10:14 am

Watch The Mountain Goats’ John Darnielle Play An 18-Second Song About His Teacup

Long before he became an acclaimed literary novelist and the famous-ish frontman of an indie rock institution, the Mountain Goats' John Darnielle was a cult-favorite…
Tom Breihan | September 28, 2020 - 10:47 am

The Mountain Goats – “Get Famous”

Next month, the Mountain Goats are releasing a new album, Getting Into Knives, the project's second new album of the year following the lo-fi Songs
James Rettig | September 14, 2020 - 12:13 pm

The Mountain Goats – “As Many Candles As Possible”

The Mountain Goats already released one album this year, just not the one they had been planning. When the world went on lockdown due to…
Chris DeVille | August 11, 2020 - 9:25 am

Stream The Mountain Goats’ New Boombox Album Songs For Pierre Chuvin

Before the Mountain Goats became a real band, they were just John Darnielle, alone with an acoustic guitar, yelling fire and brimstone into a Panasonic…
Peter Helman | April 10, 2020 - 11:54 am

Watch The Mountain Goats’ John Darnielle Debut A New Song With An Extremely Long Title

"There's going to be a new Mountain Goats tape. You might want to watch this space on Friday." That's all you had to know, right?
Tom Breihan | April 8, 2020 - 9:57 am

Watch The Mountain Goats’ John Darnielle Debut New Song “Until Olympius Returns”

The Mountain Goats has been a full-on band for many years, but the project started out as just John Darnielle recording blood-and-fire acoustic songs into…
Tom Breihan | March 31, 2020 - 11:13 am

Watch The Mountain Goats’ John Darnielle Play New Song “Exegetic Chains”

A week and a half ago, when the whole unofficial national quarantine first started, the Mountain Goats leader John Darnielle tweeted an image of an…
Tom Breihan | March 27, 2020 - 10:12 am

Watch John Darnielle Debut New Mountain Goats Song “For The Snakes”

Few indie acts are as widely known and beloved as the Mountain Goats, and even fewer release new music at John Darnielle's prolific clip. But…
Chris DeVille | March 19, 2020 - 3:28 pm

Watch The Mountain Goats Debut New Song “Let Me Bathe In Demonic Light”

The Mountain Goats never really let up with releasing new music. John Darnielle's project put out a new full-length, In League With Dragons, this past…
James Rettig | October 16, 2019 - 10:02 am

The Mountain Goats – “Get High And Listen To The Cure”

If you know anything about the Mountain Goats, then you know John Darnielle regularly writes vast numbers of songs, pretty much all of which are…
Tom Breihan | September 25, 2019 - 8:57 am

Watch A Fired-Up, Visibly Moved Stephen Colbert Sing “This Year” With The Mountain Goats

A decade ago, the Mountain Goats were guests on The Colbert Report. While they were there, they did something special. Together with Stephen Colbert, they…
Tom Breihan | July 17, 2019 - 8:59 am

The Mountain Goats – “Sentries In The Ambush” & “Divided Sky Lane”

A couple of months ago, the Mountain Goats released their new LP In League With Dragons. It's one more rich, thoughtful, generally excellent album in…
Tom Breihan | July 11, 2019 - 1:34 pm

Stream The Mountain Goats’ New Album In League With Dragons

Every Mountain Goats album is, on some level, a conceptual writing exercise; it seems to be how frontman John Darnielle's brain works. But one of…
Tom Breihan | April 22, 2019 - 9:48 am
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