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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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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

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
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