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Fact and Fiction: The Mountain Goats' John Darnielle on Wrestling and the Creative Process
5 Apr 2015 // 8:10 PM
The prolific songwriter and now acclaimed author John Darnielle tells PopMatters how he created his wrestling-themed album Beat the Champ, what he calls the Mountain Goats' "most musically interesting record by a country mile".
Listening Ahead: Upcoming Music Releases for April 2015
2 Apr 2015 // 8:10 PM
The latest "Listening Ahead" provides an early look at new albums from Built to Spill, Speedy Ortiz, and Waxahatchee.
Into the Void: John Darnielle on Sabbath, Extreme Metal, and Indie Rock
17 Apr 2008 // 5:00 PM
Begrand dives into metal fandom with the Mountain Goats' John Darnielle, who discusses the Mighty Riff, the uneasy relationship between indie and metal camps, and the life experiences behind his new book on Black Sabbath's Master of Reality.
The Mountain Goats: Beat the Champ
7 Apr 2015 // 8:06 PM
The Mountain Goats follow up albums about divorce, heartbreak, and scripture with one about professional wrestling.
Human Interaction Is Nailed Down in 'Wolf In White Van'
18 Nov 2014 // 12:00 AM
John Darnielle's debut novel is an exploration of self-reliance, pain, and acceptance. Isn't that enough?
All Hail the Mountain Goats: 20 Essential Songs
23 Jul 2013 // 6:00 PM
The 2002 release All Hail West Texas marked a turning point for the Mountain Goats, as John Darnielle went from underground home recording cult hero to wider acclaim. With this week's reissue of All Hail West Texas, we review essential tracks from the Mountain Goats' back catalog.
Merge Is Streaming the Mountain Goats' 'Transcendental Youth'
24 Sep 2012 // 12:37 AM
The latest Mountain Goats album 'Transcendental Youth' drops next week and, as is becoming traditional with indie rock, it's streaming in full this week.