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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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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

Watch Julien Baker Cover The Mountain Goats’ “No Children”

Last night during a show in Massachusetts, Julien Baker covered a bit of the Mountain Goats' "No Children," off their 2002 album Tallahassee, as a…
James Rettig | April 17, 2018 - 10:45 am

Stream The Mountain Goats Tribute Compilation I Only Listen To The Mountain Goats: All Hail West Texas

For the past few months, the podcast I Only Listen To The Mountain Goats has provided a fascinating glimpse into the mind of John Darnielle,…
Tom Breihan | April 5, 2018 - 4:29 pm

Watch Jean Grae & John Hodgman Cover The Mountain Goats In Brooklyn

The stand-up comic John Hodgman and the underground rap veteran Jean Grae host a monthly variety show called Jean And John together at the Brooklyn…
Tom Breihan | February 19, 2018 - 4:41 pm

Someone Mashed Up The Mountain Goats’ “This Year” And The Space Jam Theme

Some intrepid soul has mashed up the Mountain Goats' cathartic The Sunset Tree standout "This Year" with another song of equal artistic ambition: the theme
James Rettig | February 6, 2018 - 11:44 am

Amanda Palmer – “The Mess Inside” (The Mountain Goats Cover)

The Mountain Goats-centric podcast I Only Listen To The Mountain Goats is still ticking along. Each episode features a cover, and so far we've gotten…
James Rettig | January 25, 2018 - 10:30 am

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
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