We seem to have a bit of an "animal"-theme thing going on lately. No bears or wolves, thankfully, but plenty of wombats, monkeys, and goats. THE MOUNTAIN GOATS, that is. Which is to say: JOHN DARNIELLE & friends.
If you can make peace with the guy's none-too-elegant, trailer-park-slacker vocals, you may just find yourself charmed by his bare-boned, open-hearted odes. His upcoming album, HERETIC PRIDE, will jump up & cry "Hallelujah!" on February 19.
THE MOUNTAIN GOATS on MySPACE.
From the LP HERETIC PRIDE, 2008 >>>
[MP3] "Sax Rohmer #1"
From the LP THE SUNSET TREE, 2005 >>>
[MP3] "This Year"
From the LP TALLAHASSEE, 2002 >>>
[MP3] "No Children"