Not all music execs are morons. Smart independent labels are doing great.
Norway wants to wipe MBV off the shoegaze family tree.
Layers upon layers of violins, horns, flutes, and xylophones.
A stunningly accurate interpretation of Creation-era shoegaze.
John Darnielle and co. play “Genesis 3:23” on TV while people dance.
This is spiritual music only in the sense that Darnielle thinks of religion as a way to add solemn tones to his songbook.
Video: The Mountain Goats – “Ezekiel 7 and the Permanent Efficacy of Grace” Just John Darnielle and a piano, alone in an empty auditorium, encircled by camera track. Directed by Rian Johnson. The Mountain Goats: iTunes, Amazon, Insound, wiki.
DIY don’t mean shit if you ain’t got the chops to back it up. Merrill Garbus has the chops.
MP3: The Mountain Goats – “Genesis 3:23” The Bible verse from the title of the song is: “Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken.” (King James Version) And the chorus of the song goes: “I used to live here.” But the … Continue reading New Mountain Goats: Genesis 3:23
Calculated chunks of pretentious emotional declaration.