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The Mountain Goats Cover “Little Boxes”

I gave up on Showtime's mom-dealing-pot dramedy Weeds years ago, during the scene where Snoop Dogg showed up and started rapping about "milf weed." The…
Tom Breihan | July 31, 2012 - 10:43 am

The Mountain Goats – “Cry For Judas”

Earlier this month, we learned that the Mountain Goats have a new album called Transcendental Youth coming out in the fall. And today, the first…
Tom Breihan | July 25, 2012 - 10:30 am


Six More Indie Songs Inspired By Baseball

Something about America's pastime inspires whimsical paeans from even the generally sports-ambivalent world of indie rock. Just ask Death Cab For Cutie frontman Benjamin Gibbard,…
Kenny Herzog | July 24, 2012 - 3:28 pm

The Mountain Goats Transcendental Youth Details

Many, many big album announcements this morning! Here's another one: John Darnielle's great Mountain Goats have completed their umpteen millionth studio LP. (Actually, their 15th.)…
Tom Breihan | July 9, 2012 - 9:53 am

Hear The Mountain Goats Debut New Music With Owen Pallett

Last week, the Mountain Goats took part in the Ecstatic Music Festival, a New York event that exists somewhere on the border between indie rock…
Tom Breihan | March 29, 2012 - 11:59 am

Watch Mountain Goats Debut “Diaz Brothers” In Houston

The Mountain Goats are currently touring through the Southern states, and they're using the occasion to debut a few songs from a forthcoming album, which…
Tom Breihan | January 23, 2012 - 11:19 am

Mountain Goats Cover “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”

A couple of days ago, Wye Oak covered "Christmas Will Be Just Another Lonely Day" for the A.V. Club's Holiday Undercover video series, in which…
Tom Breihan | December 21, 2011 - 3:36 pm

The Mountain Goats – “Thucydides II-58″

The Mountain Goats usually maintain a freaky level of productiveness, but frontman John Darnielle became a dad a few months ago (congrats, sir!), and I…
Tom Breihan | November 4, 2011 - 9:08 am


The 10 Best Indie Rock Songs Under 2 Minutes

Time is a valuable thing, and the musicians who can make a quick point in a short amount of time deserve their props. We've put…
Stereogum | October 17, 2011 - 10:56 am

The Mountain Goats – “High Hawk Season”

Forget the imagined death metal drums, "High Hawk Season" offers the most interestingly left-field arrangement on the Mountain Goats' All Eternals Deck. Listen:…
Brandon Stosuy | June 15, 2011 - 5:57 pm

The Mountain Goats Cover Jawbreaker

Representing different, but intertwining sections of my life/record collection, Mountain Goats and Jawbreaker cassettes got a lot of wear in my teenage boombox. They've come…
Brandon Stosuy | June 7, 2011 - 11:17 am

Best Covers

Download Ben Gibbard & Death Cab For Cutie’s Best Cover Songs

Last month Death Cab For Cutie returned to the spotlight with "You Are A Tourist," the great first single and video from their forthcoming Codes
Scott Lapatine | April 11, 2011 - 11:35 am

The Mountain Goats Perform “Birth Of Serpents” On Letterman

Last night the Mountain Goats debuted "Birth Of Serpents," one of the Erik Rutan-produced songs from the forthcoming All Eternals Deck. I spoke with John…
Brandon Stosuy | February 24, 2011 - 9:48 am

The Mountain Goats – “Damn These Vampires” (Stereogum Premiere)

When the Mountain Goats announced All Eternals Deck most folks focused on the fact that tr00 metal fan John Darnielle had death metal legend Erik…
Brandon Stosuy | January 19, 2011 - 10:42 am

The Mountain Goats – “Tyler Lambert’s Grave”

"Tyler Lambert's Grave," referencing Dana Plato's son who killed himself in May, won't appear on the Mountain Goats forthcoming Erik Rutan & Co.-helmed All Eternals
Brandon Stosuy | December 14, 2010 - 9:54 am