The Mountain Goats

Watch Julien Baker Cover the Mountain Goats’ “No Children”

Last night during a show in Massachusetts, Julien Baker covered a bit of the Mountain Goats’ "No Children," off their 2002 album Tallahassee, as a lead-in…
James Rettig, Stereogum / April 17, 2018

Andrew Bird – “Distant Stations” (Mountain Goats Cover)

Andrew Bird recently contributed a cover to a new compilation celebrating the release of the Mountain Goats' 2002 album All Hail West Texas. For his…
Rob Arcand / February 22, 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

Stream Adult Swim’s Free Dream-Pop Comp LUXE, Featuring Neon Indian, The Mountain Goats, Toro Y Moi, and More

Last week Adult Swim announced the latest music project, a dream-pop compilation called LUXE. We already heard Tei Shi’s contribution, "One Thing," and now the…
Chris DeVille, Stereogum / May 10, 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

14 Songs About Heartbreak for Your Sad Valentine’s Day

Don't believe the hype: Love stinks, and no day reminds you of its follies quite like Valentine's Day, as marketers fall over themselves to remind…
SPIN Staff / February 14, 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

The Music of David Bowie: Behind the Curtain at Carnegie Hall’s 2016 Tribute Concert

David Bowie had meant to attend his Carnegie Hall tribute concert on March 31. Instead, hours after announcing the night's extensive lineup of artists (Pixies, Cyndi Lauper,…
Rachel Brodsky / March 29, 2016

Mountain Goats Enlist Titular Wrestler for Lo-Fi ‘The Legend of Chavo Guerrero’ Video

Last month, the Mountain Goats released Beat the Champ, a wrestling concept album that contained the standout jangler "The Legend of Chavo Guerrero." Now, the…
Brennan Carley / May 20, 2015
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