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Is the Mountain Goats’ “Cubs in Five” Finally Going to Come True?
In 1995, the Mountain Goats recorded "Cubs in Five," a short song in which John Darnielle sings about trying to reconnect with a former love.
October 25, 2016
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Merge Country: How Superchunk’s Label Turned Durham Into a Thriving Indie-Rock Company Town
On a soft July evening in Durham, North Carolina, shortly before the singing of our National Anthem, John Darnielle holds forth on baseball and breakfast.
August 20, 2013
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F*** Prop 8: Musicians Weigh in on the Supreme Court’s Landmark DOMA Decision
On June 26, the United States Supreme Court ruled that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the law barring the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages…
June 27, 2013
The Mountain Goats Unplug for SPIN
North Carolina's the Mountain Goats, led by the devoutly worshipped singer-songwriter John Darnielle, just dropped their 18th album, All Eternals Deck -- one of their…
April 4, 2011
The SPIN Interview
The SPIN Interview: John Darnielle
The Hold Steady may have sung the words "Me and my friends are like / The drums on 'Lust for Life,' " but John Darnielle lives…
April 1, 2011
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