Tag Archives: The Mountain Goats

When Oslo Got Vandersliced

Lately I’ve been trying to get some gigs in the Oslo region. But that isn’t easy. You have to find venues which seem appropriate, venues which tend to host musicians that are roughly within the same genre as yourself. In … Continue reading

Posted in music | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

The Mountain Goats’ All Eternals Deck

I’ve been rather lukewarm to The Mountain Goats‘ recent output, with recent being anything released after 2005’s magnum opus The Sunset Tree. Earlier this year the band released their seventh studio album, All Eternals Deck. Having been disappointed by the … Continue reading

Posted in music | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Scathing Post-Juletide Reviews, Pt. 1: The Extra Lens’ Undercard

As one of my birthday presents to myself, I had bought the album Undercard by The Extra Lens. The Extra Lens consist of Franklin Bruno and The Mountain Goats‘ John Darnielle, and they used to be known as The Extra … Continue reading

Posted in music | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

The Mountain Goats’ The Life Of The World To Come: The Movie

For this year’s Record Store Day – an annual event where artists come together to help support independent record stores – record label 4AD released a limited edition DVD of The Mountain Goats playing through the entirety of their latest … Continue reading

Posted in music | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Fidelity Wars #61: The Vitamin String Quartet – “Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want”

Following up last week’s pick of The Smiths‘ “Girlfriend In A Coma”, this week’s pick if The Vitamin String Quartet‘s version of The Smiths‘ “Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want”. The Vitamin String Quartet – “Please, Please, … Continue reading

Posted in fidelity wars | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

The Mountain Goats’ The Life Of The World To Come

As The Mountain Goats is one of my favourite bands (Hefner is still the favourite band), I of course had to acquire a copy of their new album, The Life Of The World To Come, which was released early this … Continue reading

Posted in music | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Fidelity Wars #34: Chicken Damage – “Furniture Store / Keep On”

I was introduced to the song “Furniture Store” through a recording of The Mountain Goats. Through research I find out that the song is originally by the band Furniture Huschle, and was later covered by the band Chicken Damage, for … Continue reading

Posted in fidelity wars | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Fidelity Wars #17: TKurata – “Going To Georgia” (Remix)

I’m a bit of a regular over at the forum for the lovable indie favourite The Mountain Goats. It’s a nice place where people with similar taste in music – at least when it comes to one band – can … Continue reading

Posted in fidelity wars | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

The Mountain Goats Gives You Three For Mike G

A friend of The Mountain Goats‘ John Darnielle, a certain Mike (G), fell victim to a mugging attempt. Refusing to part with his wallet, the perpetrators gave him a beating, resulting in the need for surgery and some high hospital … Continue reading

Posted in kindness, music | Tagged , | 2 Comments

Fidelity Wars #10: Detektivbyrån – “Lyckans Undulat”

I stumbled over the Swedish trio Detektivbyrån sometime earlier this year, actually through the forums for the band The Mountain Goats. They’re a folktronica band, generally focusing on percussion, glockenspiel and the accordion, with some keyboard/synth thrown in. They have … Continue reading

Posted in fidelity wars | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment