Tag Archives | John Darnielle

Monday Mixer

Coming up this Sunday is Father’s Day, so I put together a little mixtape for my father. ¬†However, the normal length playlist seemed insufficient, so I decided to make him a double LP, following in the footsteps of one of our mutual favorite albums, the Beatles’ white album. ¬†Each side has a different character to […]

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New Mountain Goats- Thucydides II-58

John Darnielle reached 25,000 followers on twitter last night. Being an awesome guy he decided to reward all of them with an unreleased track (that you can get here Edit-The link appears to only work in browsers other than Chrome). It is very minimalist and is basically Darnielle and an acoustic guitar. Darnielle also stated […]

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Make Me a Mixtape

Death Cab for Cutie: “You Are a Tourist” The first single of Death Cab’s forthcoming 7th (woah) album is, well…interesting. Maybe this says a lot about the whole album, or maybe this is an anomalous track, but either way it is different. There is a heavier rock feeling than most of their early work, but […]

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The Mountain Goats add to stellar catalog with All Eternals Deck

John Darnielle said recently on Sirius XMU that lyrics should sound like you came up with them while standing in front of the microphone. On All Eternals Deck he proved he meant these words. Each song is heartfelt and the lyrics are original and feel exactly like he described they should. His lyrical prowess is […]

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