Posts tagged "The Mountain Goats"

Stream the Mountain Goats’ Pro Wrestling-Themed ‘Beat the Champ’

The Mountain Goats' pro wrestling-themed new record, Beat the Champ, officially comes out April 7 via Merge Records, but you can now stream…
By: Rachel Brodsky / March 30, 2015

See Mountain Goats’ John Darnielle Talk Satan and Boomboxes With Mac McCaughan

‪"I just yelled 'Hail Satan!' and it felt so transgressive,"‬ Mountain Goats mastermind‪ John Darnielle‬ tells Mac McCaughan in the clip above. While it'd be…
By: Dan Reilly / August 13, 2013

Mountain Goats Wed Pro Wrestling to the Miracle of Birth on ‘Animal Masks’

Mountain Goats frontman John Darnielle has a known way with metaphors, and his latest concoction "Animal Masks" cleverly mixes disparate ingredients: pro wrestling and childbirth.
By: Dan Reilly / August 7, 2013

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 marriage…
By: SPIN Staff / June 27, 2013

Mountain Goats’ Song to Justin Bieber’s Paparazzi: ‘Don’t Be an Asshole’

Justin Bieber's name has been showing up in unexpected pairings of late. He had a Twitter feud with the Black Keys Patrick Carney, entered…
By: Chris Martins / March 11, 2013

The Mountain Goats Wrestle With Satan, Abortion in ‘Cry For Judas’ Video

In SPIN's review of the Mountain Goats' excellent new album, Transcendental Youth, writer Keith Harris notes that "both the storyteller and his characters seem…
By: Chris Martins / October 9, 2012

The Mountain Goats, ‘Transcendental Youth’ (Merge)

Maybe you've heard that Transcendental Youth features horns on a few songs, and maybe you've wondered why you should care. After all, it's been 10…
By: Keith Harris / October 4, 2012

WATCH: Mountain Goats’ Cool Animated Video

The Mountain Goats, the devoutly worshipped band led by singer-songwriter John Darnielle, released their 18th studio albumAll Eternals Deck this spring (read our…
By: William Goodman / July 27, 2011

FREE ALBUM: Get SPIN’s Mix for Lollapalooza

From August 5-7, Chicago's Grant Park plays host to Lollapalooza, the mega-fest which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. And whether you're winging to the…
By: SPIN Staff / July 25, 2011

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…
By: Vann Alexandra / April 4, 2011

The SPIN Interview: John Darnielle

John Darnielle, founder and sole constant of the Mountain Goats, has been one of rock's most prolific and devoutly worshipped songwriters for 20 years. "I…
By: Joe Gross / April 1, 2011

The Mountain Goats, ‘All Eternals Deck’ (Merge)

On the Mountain Goats' 18th album, frontman John Darnielle radiates an unfamiliar feeling: comfort. He enlists death-metal dude Erik Rutan as an unlikely producer (o…
By: Marc Hogan / March 29, 2011

The Best Moments of Austin City Limits 2010

Now in its eighth year, the Austin City Limits festival has worked hard to broaden the city's laid-back, hippies-and-roots-rockers reputation by booking edgier acts like…
By: Dan Solomon / October 11, 2010

The Mountain Goats, ‘The Life of the World to Come’ (4AD)

Drawing his 17th studio album's title from the fourth-century Christian text the Nicene Creed, Mountain Goats singer-songwriter John Darnielle then uses Bible verses to launch…
By: Joe Gross / October 6, 2009