The new "I Only Listen To The Mountain Goats" podcast premiered today. Each episode features Joseph Fink (Welcome to Night Vale, Alice Isn't Dead) in conversation with Mountain Goats leader John Darnielle and special guests, and the whole first season is about the band's classic 2000 album, All Hail West Texas. Each episode will also include a cover of a song from that album, and on April 8, 2018, an I Only Listen To The Mountain Goats tribute album will come out with all 14 songs. The participating artists include Against Me!'s Laura Jane Grace, The Hold Steady's Craig Finn, Andrew Bird, Amanda Palmer, Julian Koster (Neutral Milk Hotel, The Music Tapes), Dessa, Mothers, Nana Grizol, Holy Sons, Eliza Rickman & Jherek Bischoff, and more (full list below).

The first song to premiere is Laura Jane Grace's cover of "“The Best Ever Death Metal Band In Denton," which Laura has played before. Listen to the new studio version below.

You can hear episode one of the new podcast below too.

I Only Listen To The Mountain Goats Participating Artists
Andrew Bird
Dessa
Carrie Elkin
Craig Finn
Laura Jane Grace
Holy Sons
Ibibio Sound Machine
Julian Koster
Loamlands
Erin McKeown
Mothers
Nana Grizol
Amanda Palmer
Eliza Rickman & Jherek Bischoff