It’s always fun when the Mountain Goats’ John Darnielle has a new project out because he goes out of his way to do interesting things to promote it. In this case his new novel, Universal Harvester, is out February 7 from publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux, and instead of just going out on a regular … Continue reading John Darnielle on Star Wars and very strong rum
In his characteristically verbose new album announcement, the Mountain Goats’ John Darnielle revealed a pretty exciting bonus item for those who pre-order the album: On this last tour that I just got home from, I went into Cloud City with Brandon and recorded four more songs by myself directly to 1/2″ tape without overdubs, and … Continue reading Mountain Goats releasing 100% analog 7-inch
Darnielle and Bruno drop a G and an N and sign to Merge.
There’s a long profile of the Mountain Goats by Stephen Rodrick in New York Magazine that leaves me feeling a little icky. The author examines both John Darnielle as well as one of his particularly earnest young fans: He looks more or less like the rest of the assembled Mountain Goats faithful, a cross section … Continue reading Mountain Goats Fans Are Dorks, Apparently
North Carolina’s Independent Weekly interviews John Darnielle about the enigmatic Jandek: Now that he plays live, there’s nothing wrong with it. He’s still doing the same thing. But that one aspect of it that was such an incredible mystery—and real mysteries are so rare in this world. There aren’t any, especially in music, where everything … Continue reading John Darnielle vs. Jandek
Earlier this year in San Francisco, John Darnielle recorded four songs for Daytrotter, including the unreleased “02-75,” which he says is the first love song he wrote for his wife, “before she was my wife.” It’s lovely. “You are my best friend / And I have always known you.” Previously: Unreleased Mountain Goats on Daytrotter … Continue reading Mountain Goats on Daytrotter
Video: Aesop Rock – “Coffee” featuring the Mountain Goats’ John Darnielle. AESOP ROCK- COFFEE (DIRECTOR'S CUT) from Ace Norton on Vimeo. Zombies! Directed by Ace Norton, from the album None Shall Pass on Definitive Jux.
How Souled American’s Flubber Changed My Life by The Mountain Goats’ John Darnielle. Souled American is still around although their records are out of print. Epitonic has some mp3s.
John Darnielle talks to Status Ain’t Hood: “And the thing for me with my records is that either you’re going to be listening to them, or if they’re on as background music, then you want it off. It’s really annoying. I’m keenly aware of that, and I enjoy records more that I can decide what … Continue reading John Darnielle on the new Mountain Goats album, comic books, his new voice, and playing festivals
Dirty Dozen, a poronographic playlist compiled by John Darnielle: “Properly assembled, though, an end-to-end sex jams tape will keep your date laughing in the car as you drive from the restaurant to the movie theater, from the movie theater to the club and from the club to your house. After that, Sir or Madame, you’re … Continue reading 12 Sex Jams by John Darnielle