Posted in TV | music on October 7, 2009

Mountain Goats

"I was just watching the Colbert Report and on came the Mountain Goats aka John Darnielle, one of the best indie songwriters out there. The interesting part? The website is streaming his new album for 24 hours, a nice little window for the curious to visit and listen (and, if they're horrible, horrible people, use a stream catcher to grab the music, but don't do that.)

In short, in the Venn diagram of TV you have Colbert Report watchers and Mountain Goats listeners. Many of us exist, obviously, but the confluence of these two audiences into one tasty streaming opportunity is quite cool." [Crunch Gear]

Tour dates HERE. New video, and the Colbert Videos, below...



Comments (9)

does anyone actually even like this band? i guess so, as evidenced by their late-night comedy tv stint, but gawd: so annoying.

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2009 7:18 AM

john darnielle is an american treasure. i've seen him referred to as the best lyricist outside of hip hop and he's certainly amongst the best songwriters of our time.

he has the balls to take on a topic (like domestic violence, religion, mental illness, etc.) and write inspiring songs cycles. he's also one of the nicest guys who will always take time to talk to you after a show.

colbert did something huge here in introducing him to a mass audience. his new album is amongst his best work.

Posted by gilby | October 7, 2009 7:34 AM

Another Bible pusher...using music to Push!

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2009 9:01 AM

updated with Colbert videos.

Posted by brooklynvegan | October 7, 2009 10:15 AM

why would you find this band annoying?

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2009 11:31 AM

fuck me, what a performance. the mountain goats must be seen live just to see darinelle make snake faces during every one of his songs.

Posted by monsoonseason | October 7, 2009 12:22 PM

He's not so much pushing the Bible. The songs are able to be appreciated with or without the Bible and aren't at all any sort of indoctrination. Another point is that the songs tend more towards exploring the psyche of false prophets, those who blatantly test God in order to feel closer to him, cancer patients who believe medication is useless and God will save them, murderers, etc... It is possible to write a spiritual album about life, death, and the struggles various people have with spirituality without it being laden with religious indoctrination, though I do admit the line is a very vague one. It's also important to note that it's not impossible to appreciate the Bible without being a pious Christian. It's an important book, if only from a historical view. I say all of this while being an Atheist myself.

Posted by Matt | October 8, 2009 7:44 AM

i like it ,thanks

Posted by luis vuitton | October 17, 2009 1:02 PM

thank you so much

Posted by lv | October 18, 2009 8:43 AM

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