Over the course of a dozen albums, and countless singles, EPs & tracks on compilations John Darnielle’s Mountain Goats have cast a spell on a growing legion of devoted fans.
Weaving personal tales of broken homes and drug-addled acquaintances with wry caricatures of suburban life and Americana, it’s no wonder Rolling Stone has labelled Darnielle “one of the best songwriters of the ’00s”.
Their latest album, The Life of the World To Come, once again sees The Mountain Goats deliver their trademark exposition of skewed characters, vibrant images and perfectly-framed narratives in what Darnielle says are “twelve songs the bible taught me, kind of”.
Even more engaging in the live setting, which sees the band create an intense, reflective and often joyous encounter with their audience, the Mountain Goats return to Australia this April for their fifth tour.
All shows on sale Friday February 12. Dates & details below:
Tuesday 13th April
Sydney – Manning Bar
Tickets from Moshtix (www.moshtix.com.au or ph 1300 Get Tix (438 849) and all Moshtix outlets) & Manning Bar (venue access centre ph: 02 9563 8000 or www.manningbar.com)
The Mountain Goats The Life of the World To Come is out now on 4AD/Remote Control.