The Mountain Goats

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On the show this time, it’s the detail-driven divinations of The Mountain Goats.

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On the show this time, it’s the detail-driven divinations of The Mountain Goats.

The Mountain Goats are a definitive independent band. John Darnielle has been releasing music under that name since 1991. He started out taping straight onto cassette, with a boombox, and over the years has returned to that medium — lo-fi for sure, but oddly high in emotional fidelity. He’s also worked with engineers — in particular with Tiny Telephone’s John Vanderslice, and is now equally comfortable with full-studio productions. The band has changed over the years too, but at the moment is a wonderfully cohesive group — Peter Hughes on bass, Matt Douglas on sax/keys and 2nd guitar, and rockin’ Jon Wurster on drums. His latest is Jenny From Thebes — his 22nd full-length album, and it’s available on Merge Records.

Recorded 08/08/2023.

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