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How Professional Wrestling Flung Itself Into the Arena of the Opinionated Class
28 Aug 2017 // 10:00 PM
The Mountain Goats' Beat the Champ and TV show Glow are just two examples of how wrestling has become "cool" to a snobby demographic.
Fact and Fiction: The Mountain Goats' John Darnielle on Wrestling and the Creative Process
5 Apr 2015 // 9:10 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".
Into the Void: John Darnielle on Sabbath, Extreme Metal, and Indie Rock
17 Apr 2008 // 6:00 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: Goths
1 Jun 2017 // 9:30 PM
Goths, like the Mountain Goats' music in general, is based on a deep understanding of what it feels to be out of step with the world, and of the sort-of communities built around that feeling.
John Darnielle's 'Universal Harvester' Holds a Mystery Within a Mystery
7 May 2017 // 9:45 PM
Universal Harvester isn't what it looks like, but part of the fun and force come in finding out what it really, maybe is.
All Hail the Mountain Goats: 20 Essential Songs
23 Jul 2013 // 7:00 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 // 1:37 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.