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2018 In Review

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

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

More The Mountain Goats stories

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

The Mountain Goats – “Sicilian Crest”

We're a mere couple of weeks away from the release of the new Mountain Goats album In League With Dragons. Bandleader John Darnielle has said…
Tom Breihan | April 11, 2019 - 10:40 am

The Mountain Goats – “Cadaver Sniffing Dog”

For decades, the Mountain Goats' John Darnielle has been writing these incredibly dense and evocative lyrics. And even though he's now a respected, award-nominated author,…
Tom Breihan | March 4, 2019 - 9:33 am

The Mountain Goats – “Younger”

Have you seen Minding The Gap yet? You should. The documentary feature, now streaming on Hulu, follows a few young skateboarders in a small and…
Tom Breihan | January 28, 2019 - 11:16 am

Stream The Mountain Goats’ Hex Of Infinite Binding EP

The Mountain Goats, an enormously prolific and powerful force within indie rock for decades, have a new EP, one that they only announced yesterday. The…
Tom Breihan | September 7, 2018 - 9:53 am

Watch The Mountain Goats Cover Sex Pistols’ “Holidays In The Sun” In Tulsa

During their tour stop in Tampa earlier this week, the Mountain Goats performed a salute to death metal, welcoming onstage Hate Eternal’s Erik Rutan for…
Julia Gray | September 6, 2018 - 10:38 pm

Watch The Mountain Goats Play “The Best Ever Death Metal Band In Denton” With Hate Eternal’s Erik Rutan

The Mountain Goats leader John Darnielle has always been a vocal and eloquent fan of death metal. I once asked him why he never tried…
Tom Breihan | September 4, 2018 - 9:31 am

The Mountain Goats – “Blood Bank” (Bon Iver Cover)

The Mountain Goats leader John Darnielle is a man with fascinating musical tastes -- he's really into death metal and Amy Grant and Dionne Warwick…
Tom Breihan | August 29, 2018 - 10:05 am

The Mountain Goats – “Song For Sasha Banks”

Three years ago, the Mountain Goats released Beat The Champ, a full concept album about the truly American art of pro wrestling. Shortly before the…
Tom Breihan | June 18, 2018 - 8:14 pm

The Mountain Goats-Inspired Burlesque Show Announced

The studio behind Welcome To Night Vale recently launched I Only Listen To The Mountain Goats, a podcast featuring Mountain Goats frontman John Darnielle in…
Peter Helman | May 17, 2018 - 6:17 pm
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