Tag: The Mountain Goats

Album | The Mountain Goats – Getting Into Knives

The Mountain Goats have produced 19 albums since the early 90’s but astoundingly these last couple of years have been their busiest period, seeing them release three records in the short expanse of 18 months. It’s testament to John Darnielle…

Album | The Mountain Goats – In League With Dragons

In League With Dragons is the seventeenth album in twenty-five years from the Mountain Goats. What’s surprising is that John Darnielle, songwriter and frontman for the band, decided to give up control and let one of his old collaborators, Owen…

Album | The Mountain Goats – Beat the Champ

The Mountain Goats are responsible for my all-time favourite record. The Sunset Tree is frontman John Darnielle’s angry and beautiful ode to his troubled adolescence. Since its release in 2005, Darnielle has released five brilliant LPs with themes from the Bible to mental illness.…

Playlist | Happy birthday to us!

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Photo © Will Clayton Dear readers, It has come the day when our wonderful cyber-friend For Folk’s Sake, the music critique glue which brings us all closer together, celebrates its fifth birthday. Obviously such frivolous celebrations are unlikely to move…

Vinyl | Our top albums for analog.am

When sister site of the Yellow Bird Project, analog.am approached us and asked us if we’d like to pick our favourite albums for an FFS-themed vinyl shelf, it was a foregone conclusion. There is nothing Team FFS likes more than…

Album | The Mountain Goats – Transcendental Youth

Transcendental Youth is an album about being young and reckless, about Frankie Lymon, about the Diaz Brothers, about running and jumping and leaving everything behind. An album about the fleetingness of youth that could, perhaps ironically, only have been written…

Guest playlist | 8 undead songs by Joe Innes

I once watched a programme about the making of Michael Jackson’s Thriller. Actually, it was either a programme about Thriller or American Werewolf in London, though it doesn’t matter. Apparently, immediately after seeing American Werewolf In London, Michael Jackson picked…

News | The Mountain Goats announce London show

The Mountain Goats have announced a special show at the Barbican in London next year. Frontman and genius John Darnielle will be joined by vocal quartet Anonymous 4, playing songs from his new work Transcendental Youth. The songs will be arranged…