I Only Listen to the Mountain Goats
About This Show
Welcome to Night Vale creator Joseph Fink and the Mountain Goats singer/songwriter John Darnielle discuss what it means to be an artist, a fan, and both at once. They explore the stories behind the Mountain Goats' album All Hail West Texas, one song at time. Plus, brand new covers of each episode's song, from artists like Amanda Palmer, Andrew Bird, and Dessa. Episodes every other Thursday.
Most Recent Episode
Episode 15: Listener Questions
2 days ago
In this post-season bonus episode, John and Joseph answer some of your questions, chat with artist Kate Leth, and talk about what the next season of I Only Listen to the Mountain Goats will look like.
Buy the full cover album digitally or on vinyl today.
We’re doing our first live show in Chicago on May 30th! See John, Joseph, and special guest Danny Schmidt live at Thalia Hall. Tickets available now.
I Only Listen to the Mountain Goats t-shirts and tote bags now available.
Learn more about John Darnielle’s two novels here.
Listen to more music by the Mountain Goats, including their latest album Goths, here.
Check out Joseph Fink’s other shows, Welcome to Night Vale and Alice Isn’t Dead. His second novel with Jeffrey Cranor, It Devours!, is out now, and you can pre-order his next novel, Alice Isn’t Dead, today.
Credits: Joseph Fink (host), John Darnielle (host), Christy Gressman (producer), Grant Stewart (editor), Vincent Cacchione (mixer), Rob Wilson (logo). Produced by Night Vale Presents in collaboration with Merge Records and the Mountain Goats.
Rated 5 out of
i love the discussion that surrounds each song, the occasional mundanity of the stories that is somehow esoteric, the tragedy of some that is profound and the thoughtful and compassionate conversation thats prompted by current issues and personal experience. art and faith and loss and personhood are topics im deeply interested in listening to, especially when theyre done with such care. i would be remiss not to mention how interesting the covers of each song are, as are the talks on how they came to be. cant wait for them to cover the rest of the albums
Date published: 2018-03-06