Monday, October 6 2014
In this next segment of PopMatters' look back on the music of the 2000s, we examine works by British electronic pioneers, Americana legends, and Armenian metal provocateurs.
Thursday, June 27 2013
Among July's most compelling releases are the return of the Scud Mountain Boys and reissues of Mountain Goats and White Fence albums.
Tuesday, October 9 2012
The Mountain Goats' John Darnielle, named by several as one of the greatest contemporary songwriters, reveals what happens behind the scenes for the new release Transcendental Youth, among many other topics.
Thursday, September 27 2012
October’s release schedule may not appear to be the embarrassment of riches that September’s was, but there’s a real depth and breadth to the offerings in a wide array of genres.
Thursday, December 17 2009
PopMatters presents our 60 best albums of 2009, highlighted by a bevy of American indie rock juggernauts, the return of a hip-hop master, and a couple of the finest voices on the planet.
Thursday, April 17 2008
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.
Tuesday, November 18 2014
John Darnielle's debut novel is an exploration of self-reliance, pain, and acceptance. Isn't that enough?
Wednesday, July 24 2013
John Darnielle’s original liner notes to this -- the last of the lo-fi, boombox-recorded Mountain Goats albums – might say more interesting things about it than almost every reviewer probably did or will.
Monday, November 5 2012
The Mountain Goats end their Transcendental Youth tour on a triumphant note.
Wednesday, October 3 2012
The Mountain Goats are getting ever better at giving us more to focus on in their word-heavy songs than just the words, while uniting it all perfectly: music, lyrics, emotions.
Tuesday, March 29 2011
The ever-prolific and always compelling John Darnielle returns with another batch of songs haunted in ways both literal and metaphorical.
Tuesday, July 23 2013
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.
Monday, September 24 2012
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.
Monday, January 4 2010
That crazed devil-on-a-rollercoaster look that John Darnielle gets on his face when his songs get going is more than enough to calm (or amplify, I
Wednesday, July 29 2009
The Mountain Goats The Life of the World to Come (4AD) Releasing: 6 October (US) SONG LIST 01 1 Samuel 15:23 02 Psalms 40:2 03 Genesis 3:23 04 Philippians 3:20-21 05 Hebrews 11:40 06 Genesis 30:3 07 Romans 10:9 08 1 John 4:16 09