Posts tagged The Mountain Goats
[SKOA Presents] The BBC 6 Music Blog Awards 2013: Results

So on Sunday evening, we took part in the BBC 6 Music Blog Awards which was rather fun yet again. Others included this year included The 405, Punktastic, The Quietus, One For The People, For Folk's Sake, The Blue Walrus, Fresh On The Net and some by the 6 Music team themselves. The show was a raging success and it's always a pleasure to take part in. There were a few technical mix ups but hey, it wouldn't be live radio and an awards ceremony without a  few of those now, would it?! To see the winners make the jump and to re-listen to the show in its enirety, head over here. Treat yourself to a few hours off from whatever it is you're meant to be doing today. We won't tell, honest.

Artist most likely to induce a state of vibe like euphori-coma (hosted by The 405)
Carnivals: We put Carnivals at the top of our 10-track shortlist for this award and many readers didn’t need to look any further. Kindness is exactly the blissed out ray of hazy sunshine we were thinking of when we came up with this category. Each gripping layer of sound provokes its own thought as it takes you over during the course of its four and half minutes, and as a cherry on top of all that, it's got beats as deep as the Mariana Trench.

Album you'd watch a ten-year anniversary tour of in 2022 (hosted by Punktastic)
The Menzingers - On The Impossible Past: Appearing on many "best of" lists in 2012 (taking second place in our staff poll), The Menzingers' On The Impossible Past saw them graduate from the gruff punk scene to the wider "rock audience", and it's likely going to be their career defining record. It's a particularly good choice for hearing in full live as it's got a very natural flow to it, and it's full to the brim of big choruses and memorable melodies!

Tomorrow’s Cult Artist Today (hosted by The Quietus)
Fat White Family: Fat White Family, are sick. I don't mean this like, they're well sick la, I mean they're seriously not well. I've never seen a more unhealthy looking band in my life. They're the sort of band you'd wish would move into the house next door to Bobby Gillespie to hold five day mephedrone jams. They sound like early Liars, smacky Butthole Surfers, slow and steamy Birthday Party. No good will come of it, mark my words but above and beyond all of this it should be said that they're also slightly brilliant.

Far More Than Just A UK Buzz Band (hosted by One For the People)
Crushed Beaks: Since they first unveiled a couple of early shed recorded demos in 2011, the Crushed Beaks duo of Alex Morris and Matthew Poile have been steadily increasing their worth. Continually building their flourishing aesthetic, they incorporate a romantic vulnerability into a sound that seems to merge effortlessly well with their noise-rock roots.

Best Venue for Upcoming Bands (Never Enough Notes)
Moles, Bath: We were looking for smaller, intimate venues and there are plenty of those around, but we didn't expect the volume of support and huge amount of loyal support we had! Moles in Bath took the top spot in a neck-and-neck race with The Fleece in Bristol. Moles is an institution with a 35-year history which has seen Radiohead,The CureBlurOasis and The SmithsThe VaccinesLaura Marling and many others at the early stages of their career.

The EP or Single That Has (Had) You Most Excited About A Full Release (hosted us heare at SKoA, you must recognise this one)
Disclosure – White Noise:

Disclosure have shown so much promise over the past few months and were more popular than David Bowie, The 1975 and Nerve when we asked our followers. With them set to release a full-length album in the very near future we're more than a little excited to dance the nights away to their highly polished house anthems. 

Album That Justifies Buying Cripplingly Expensive Headphones Award (hosted by For Folk’s Sake)
The Mountain Goats - Transcendental Youth: John Darnielle is the musician who best expresses what it is to be alive, and 2012's Transcendental Youth is uplifting, exhilarating and tragic. Get your hands on some fancy headphones and sticl it on - it makes life better.

Band Most Likely to Start Their Own Cult (hosted by The Blue Walrus)
Shinies: Some bands in the running like the Chapman Family are perhaps too obvious a choice for starting a cult, that they have to regularly deny the claims. Shinies, however, have already made a cult-like a headline splash across the tabloids, by hunting down and sacrificing ex-Fun House presenter Pat Sharp in the video for Ennui. That sounds a lot like a cult to me.

Wise Words on the Web for Emerging Artists (hosted by Fresh on the Net)
Make it in Music: Make It In Music is a phenomenal resource for new bands, artists and labels alike – in fact anybody starting out in the music industry. And amazingly it is free.

MPFree of the Year (hosted by the 6 Music Morning Show)
VuVuVultures - I'll Cut You: Chosen on the 6 Music Facebook page.

Artist which would best double up as a Pest Control Company (hosted by The 6 Mix)
Massive Attack: Suggested by Jaime Paredes on the 6 Mix Facebook page.

BBC 6 Music Highlight 2013 (hosted by the 6 Music Facebook Page)
6 Music Live at Maida Vale 

[Listen] The Mountain Goats - "Little Boxes" (Malvina Reynolds Cover)

Last week we got to enjoy Mariachi El Bronx performing Malvina Reynolds' "Little Boxes for Showtime's hit show, Weeds. As mentioned in that post we are to expect some more wonderful varying takes on the classic track as the series comes to a close. This week you can enjoy The Mountain Goats' take on the song which comes with some help from Midtown Dickens. Check it out below. 

[Watch] The Mountain Goats - "In memory of Satan" (New Song Live)

Two days ago we posted a video of The Mountain Goats debuting a brand new track in a live setting called "Diaz Brothers" and whilst mentioning that we also talked about their other new tracks that were also played at the very same show. This is the track they call "In Memory of Satan" and is set to feature on their self proclaimed "Satan record". See it for yourselves at the top and we'll keep looking out for the other tracks still yet to appear online; "Transcendental Youth" and "Night Light". (via CoS)

[Watch] The Mountain Goats - "Diaz Brothers" (New Song Live)

Whilst out on the road recently, The Mountain Goats debuted a brand new track titled "Diaz Brothers". As  The NJ Underground points towards footage recorded at a show. Recently when talking to Rolling Stone had a catch up with Darnielle and he described the forthcoming LP as their "Satan record". This track seems to be the only one that's made its way online for the live shows so far but other track titles include "In Memory of Satan" (fitting giving the previous comment), "Transcendental Youth" and "Night Light".

[News] Kimya Dawson & Friends Set To Release New LP 'Thunder Thighs' This October

SKoA's favorite sweetheart Kimya Dawson (of The Moldy Peaches, “Juno” Soundtrack fame) is set to release her long awaited upcoming LP Thunder Thighs on October 25th via Burnside Distribution. The highly anticipated album features appearances by Aesop Rock, who is also set to release a collaborative album with Dawson later this year, John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats, Nikolai Fraiture of the Strokes, Forever Young Senior Citizen Rock and Roll Choir, Olympia Free Choir, and more! 

Take a look at the awesome cover art by Alex Pardee above, then check out two of tracks from the upcoming album  "Miami Advice" and "Walk Like Thunder" both featuring Aesop Rock below and after the jump, check out Kimya performing the lead track "All I Could Do" for her chickens (courtesy of 900Bats) and the tracklist for the new album as well.

Kimya Dawson - "Miami Advice" Feat. Aesop Rock and the Olympia Free Choir by Some Kind of Awesome

Walk Like Thunder by kimyadawson

Tracklist:

1. All I Could Do
2. The Mare and the Bear
3. Year 10
4. Miami Advice
5. Solid and Strong
6. Zero or a Zillion
7. Same Shit/Complicated
8. I Like My Bike
9. Driving Driving Driving
10. You’re In
11. The Library
12. Walk Like Thunder
13. Captain Lou
14. Reflections
15. Unrefined
16. Utopian Futures

[Download] The Mountain Goats - "Damn These Vampires"

Courtesy of Stereogum you can download a new track from The Mountain Goats! It precedes their new album All Eternals Deck which is set to drop on March 29th via Merge. As well as this close to the time of the album dropping the guys will head out on a tour of North America. The dates for the tour can be seen after the jump in case you want to go see these guys on stage. Grab yourself the track below.

The Mountain Goats - "Damn These Vampires" by Some Kind of Awesome

 

The Mountain Goats Tour

03/24 – Richmond, VA @ The National
03/25 – Washington DC @ 930 Club
03/26 – York, PA @ Strand-Capitol PAC
03/28 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
03/29 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
04/01 – Boston, MA @ Paradise
04/02 – Ithaca, NY @ Castaways
04/03 – Toronto, ON @ Opera House
04/05 – Chicago, IL @ The Vic
04/06 – Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge
04/07 – Atlanta GA @ Variety Playhouse
04/08 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
04/10 – Asheville, NC @ The Grey Eagle
04/11 – Columbus, OH @ Wexner Center
04/12 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr Smalls
04/15 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theater of Living Arts