Mountain Goats founder John Darnielle wrote a book, and now he's hitting the road to support it.
Mountain Goats primary player John Darnielle has won over many with his unique brand of folk songs. Often lo-fi, usually no longer than four-and-a-half minutes, they feature honest, evocative, highly descriptive lyrics and play out like mini narratives.
Hey, Mountain Goats fans, here's your chance to have your voice be heard by helping principal member John Darnielle have his voice be heard. An online petition has been launched to make Darnielle the U.S. Poet Laureate.
Mountain Goats records are more than collections of songs. They're tangles of short stories, as nerd-folk icon John Darnielle builds characters and moods with scatterings of words and chord progressions. He no longer records on a boombox -- here, the sound is rich with horns and bass -- but he remains as indie as it gets. On the 14th Mountain Goats album, ‘Transcendental Youth,’ he raises goosebumps with songs of yearning, fear, love and loss, adding a worthy entry to the project’s extensive catalog.