Tag Archives: The Mountain Goats

Live Around Town This Week

With Christmas fast approaching the choices are limited; however, we’ve got some amazing show selections for you this week. Starting on Monday night with the critically acclaimed Alt-J at Crocodile who will end up on many Top 10 Album lists at the end of the year. The Mountain Goats and Matthew E. White are at ShowboxRead more...

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Out This Week 10/2

As it turns out, the setting to the latest album by The Mountain Goats, topping this week’s list of new releases, just so happens to be our own Washington State. On Transcendental Youth, John Darnielle locates the narrator -- lost, alone, and “fighting the urge to just stop fighting at all” -- in the gloomyRead more...

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Song of the Day: The Mountain Goats - Cry For Judas

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Every Friday, we present a song from a Northwest artist. Today’s selection, featured on the Midday ShowRead more...

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Wednesday Music News

In an interview with NME published earlier this year, Crystal Castles member and producer Ethan Kath guaranteed that despite a potential summer release date, the duo’s next album would without a doubt maintain their signature dark electro-goth style. “Every song we write is bleak,” sad Kath. “We don’t want anything else.” Although there are stillRead more...

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Monday Music News

In a big day for song debuts, Passion Pit released a third track off their upcoming album Gossamer, due out July 24 via Columbia Records. The song, titled “Constant Conversations,” is somewhat of an indie R&B ballad - a bit slower, albeit just as sparkly, than what we’ve come to expect from the electro-pop quintet.Read more...

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KEXP Suggests: Mountain Goats and Dustin Wong at Columbia City Theater 6/23

Stephen Colbert loved them so that he personally invited the band to make their national television debut on the Colbert Report.  GQ remarked, “[Singer/Songrwriter] John Darnielle’s not just one of the greatest songwriters working today -- he’s probably one of the greatest working writers.”  Fusing his love of trash metal with indie folk rock, DanielleRead more...

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Friday on My Mind: The Best Modern Day Songs to Ring in the New Year

After a week off, the feature Friday on My Mind returns. This is a collaborative effort with King 5 News to bring you a different “Top 3″ list centered on various musical subjects and themes. This week, we’re talking about the New Year. This week we’ve rung in the year 2012. Whether it’s the thoughtRead more...

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Live Around Town This Week

Blue Scholars with KEXP’s Larry Mizell Jr. at 2010 Capitol Hill Block Partyphoto by Steven Dewall Monday, June 13 Tijuana Panthers with Guantanamo Baywatch @ Chop Suey ($5, 8PM, 21+) (buy tickets) Long Beach meets the Northwest. Surf’s up, dude! The Tallboys @ Tractor Tavern ($6, 7:30PM) (info)

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Sonic Roundup 6/8

Sigur Ros frontman Jónsi is still going strong off the release of his solo debut Go, including the Record Store Day exclusive remix EP Go Out. Now, you can hear the Fuck Buttons remix for “Tornado,” right from Jónsi’s soundcloud. Jónsi - “Tornado (Fuck Buttons Remix)” Jamie xx, the mastermind behind the beats for UKRead more...

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The Mountain Goats Raffling Rarities for Charity

The Mountain Goats are known for their activism almost as much as their music, whether it’s John Darnielle performing pro-union folk songs and protesting with Planned Parenthood or auctioning off a single song demo tape with all the proceeds going to Doctors Without Borders. Now, the group is working with Women’s Medical Fund on aRead more...

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