gloom button wrote:
Today is a good day I think to start a thread about the Mountain Goats. They're putting out something new! I like the name, Heretic Pride
Pitchfork wrote:Heretic Pride arrives with the mark of guest appearances by St. Vincent's Annie Clark, Superchunk's Jon Wurster, Peter Hughes (naturally), old pal Franklin Bruno, Erik Friedlander, and the Bright Mountain Choir
I'm kind of really looking forward to the show in London. I've never, ever seen them.
I still only have a tiny number of their earlier records. I should get some more. I'm not sure how much the Protein Source of the Future.. Now!
compilation that I have covers, but it's pretty wonderful.
Oh, I love them, David. Isn't John Darnielle one of the greatest songwriters ever?!?!and what a brilliant storyteller.
I know/own their last three records, The Sunset Tree, We shall all be healed and Tallahassee and I've only heard a few tunes of their old lo-fi material. I've now lost count of how many 12-inches, cassettes, and side projects they 've released during the years - Darnielle is such a prolific songwriter... I think a lot of their releases during the first years are very hard to find and they've been included in three separate compilations (released around 2001-02, as Martijn said below).
What do you think of the last two albums? Some say they are autobiographical, others say these songs are pure fiction...
I don't know if those demented stories, such as the one described in Dance Music (I LOVE this song!!) are true- they might be. But Darnielle is definitely an amazing songwriter.
Ach, I really want to see his show at Union Chapel, though, it's the same day as the Xmas spiral scratch and the birthday of very good friend....
Well, more Goats info in our lives, please!
I slice the surface here beside you/Lungs filled liquid yell I love you/Sound moves further underwater
Deep and dark my submarine bells groan in greens and grey/Mine would chime a thousand times/To make you feel okay..