Waking Up With… THE MOUNTAIN GOATS Rocking Their Tails Off On New Ripper

Daily noise that works faster than any stimulant

27 September 2023

📸 Jackie Lee Young Photography

Californian veteran rockers THE MOUNTAIN GOATS, conducted by singer/songwriter/musical mastermind and only original member John Darnielle,
are playing around for more than 3 decades (actually since 1991) and recorded/released no less than 22 albums and #23 is planned to see the day of light on 27 October. Titled JENNY FROM THEBES it comes via Merge Records.

Album artwork

Ahead of it they dropped a third track (stream all 3 below).
It’s titled MURDER AT THE 18th. GARAGE

DarnielleRather than being coy about it, let me tell you that somebody gets killed in this song, which is, at best, a short-term solution to Jenny’s problems, not that I’m saying she herself did anything. It’s her word against his now, and he can’t talk anymore, and she’s long gone by the time the EMTs get to 18th street. Under oath, I will testify that she was with me, because I am with her. I knew when I wrote this tune that Wurster-Hughes Inc. would eat it up like a big tasty snack, and guess what, they did. Lace up your dancing workboots but wear some inserts because this one’s a sprint

Killer track.



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