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The Mountain Goats have released a new single, “Cadaver Sniffing Dogs,” in promotion of their new record, ‘In League With Dragons.’
Listen to “Younger,” the lead single from the upcoming new The Mountain Goats album ‘In League With Dragons.’
The Mountain Goats will tour extensively in 2019 which will also see new music from the band.
Watch The Mountain Goats perform four songs for Seattle-based independent radio station KEXP.
Matisyahu, The Mountain Goats and the ‘Singles’ film soundtrack anniversary reissue highlight this week’s new album releases.
Watch Megafaun, Justin Vernon of Bon Iver and the Mountain Goats’ John Darnielle cover “Friend Of The Devil” by the Grateful Dead at a recent show.
Latest The Mountain Goats Setlist
The Mountain Goats at Wizards of the Coast HQ
- Young Caesar 2000
- Cadaver Sniffing Dog
- Beautiful Gas Mask
- Michael Myers Resplendent
- The Day the Aliens Came
- In League With Dragons
- Woke Up New
- The Alphonse Mambo
About The Mountain Goats
The Mountain Goats began life in a Norwalk employee-housing studio apartment that had awesome deco tiling on the bathroom floor but little more to recommend the place as a living space. Still, you take what you can get, and it was ridiculously cheap. In this room, equipped with a dual-cassette recorder, John D. started setting some of his poetry to music, using a guitar he’d gotten for a few bucks at a nearby strip mall music store. His idea at the time was that eventually his day job would be “poet.” Young men have all kinds of crazy ideas about what they’re going to end up doing for a living.
After a while the songs became more like songs than poems set to music, and John started playing them for his friend Rachel, who as it turned out, played bass. John and Rachel toured the eastern U. S. & Europe once, the midwest twice (if “Chicago, Columbus and Madison” count as “the midwest”), and played San Francisco a few times, and they recorded two albums and a couple of EPs. Then John graduated from college and moved to Chicago, and the Mountain Goats became Mainly Just John, except for a couple of European tours where John’s friend Peter Hughes played bass. In 2001, though, 4AD called up and asked if the Mountain Goats wouldn’t like to make records with them. John called Peter. They hit the studio.
As a duo, the two toured at a pace that can fairly be called “relentless” from 2002 until 2007. They made records: Tallahassee, We Shall All Be Healed, The Sunset Tree, Get Lonely. They took to recruiting drummers from their opening acts to play the last few songs with them. And then they met Jon Wurster, and the three took to the road in support of Get Lonely, from Fairbanks, Alaska to Hobart, Tasmania, and a few points even further south. They enjoyed playing together so much that when it came time to repair to the studio again, all three went in. In 2008, the three recorded Heretic Pride, and in early 2009, The Life of the World to Come.
Widespread Panic filled Sunday night’s setlist with surprises and threw a bunch of jams into their Capitol Theatre finale. ScottyB shares his take along with Adam McCullough’s photos and pro-shot video of the entire show.
Phish bassist Mike Gordon led his five-piece on 50 unique songs over the course of four nights in Cambridge. Listen to Saturday’s show featuring special guest Trey Anastasio.
Umphrey’s McGee dusted off Paul Simon’s “50 Ways To Leave Your Lover” for the first time in nearly five years last night in Cleveland.
Spafford dusted off an Eagles cover and delivered their debut of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” during their first of two from Terrapin Crossroads – watch full show pro-shot video.
Trey Anastasio sat in with Mike Gordon’s solo band for the first time since 2014 last night at The Sinclair in Boston joining his Phish bandmate for the majority of the second set and encore.