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Listen to the Mountain Goats’ New EP Hex of Infinite Binding

John Darnielle stays busy, and continues to both surprise and confirm expectations about the kind of music he will make and the subject matter it…
Winston Cook-Wilson / September 7, 2018

The Mountain Goats – “Blood Bank” (Bon Iver Cover)

The Mountain Goats have recorded a trio of covers for Aquarium Drunkard's Lagniappe Sessions series, including a rendition of Bon Iver's 2009 record "Blood Bank." The group…
Israel Daramola / August 29, 2018

John Darnielle’s Wolf in White Van To Be Adapted To Film As Part of Sundance’s Screenwriters Lab

John Darnielle novel's Wolf in White Van will be adapted into a film as part of Sundance's Screenwriters Lab program. The adaptation will be directed…
Rob Arcand / December 17, 2017

Watch The Mountain Goats Perform a New Song for Joyful Noise’s Almost Live Series

Joyful Noise Recordings released a video of The Mountain Goats performing an unreleased song for their Almost Live membership series today. Like all of the…
Winston Cook-Wilson / November 1, 2017

Stream The Mountain Goats’ Surprise Marsh Witch Visions EP

The Mountain Goats' John Darnielle surprise-released a new EP late last night called Marsh Witch Visions. The release, according to a statement on the Mountain…
Winston Cook-Wilson / October 6, 2017

Laura Jane Grace – “The Best Ever Death Metal Band In Denton” (The Mountain Goats Cover)

If you, like novelist Joseph Fink, can unironically claim, "I Only Listen To The Mountain Goats," then you'll want to tune into his podcast of the…
Liz Cantrell / September 28, 2017

The Mountain Goats – “Rain in Soho”

The Mountain Goats' new album, Goths, is out May 19, and John Darnielle and company have just released their second single from the album--the tom-heavy, Sturm-und-Drang-y…
Winston Cook-Wilson / April 25, 2017

New Music: The Mountain Goats Announce New Album Goths, Share “Andrew Eldritch Is Moving Back to Leeds”

Following the recent success of John Darnielle's second novel Universal Harvester, which just hit the New York Times Bestseller List, the Mountain Goats have announced…
Rob Arcand / February 22, 2017

John Darnielle’s Universal Harvester Is an Unsettling, Gripping Meditation on Grief

Nothing interesting ever goes on in rural Iowa, but nevertheless, something strange has happened to Jeremy Heldt and Sarah Jane Shepherd. Recently, customers at the…
Jeremy Gordon / February 13, 2017

Listen to the Mountain Goats’ Imaginary Star Wars Theme Song, “The Ultimate Jedi Who Wastes All the Other Jedi and Eats Their Bones”

The title of the newest song by The Mountain Goats, "The Ultimate Jedi Who Wastes All the Other Jedi and Eats Their Bones," isn't really…
Andy Cush / January 30, 2017

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.
Jeremy Gordon / October 25, 2016

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.
David Bevan / August 20, 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 marriages…
SPIN Staff / 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…
Vann Alexandra / April 4, 2011

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…
Joe Gross / April 1, 2011