The Mountain Goats - Heretic Pride
Just a quicky tonight; i'm busy wrapping presents and other such festivr things. Heretic Pride is The Mountain Goats' fourth album for 4AD and about their (or his, because if we're honest the project is best described as a way for John Darnielle to not be a solo artist, as such) 15th album total. I mention the 4AD connection because it does seem that since that connection was made, Darnielle seems to be making better records, and people seem to be listening to them more. Maybe i'm just an uncool type but it was indeed 2005's mucho acclaimed Sunset Tree set that really made me listen more intently where previously i'd not been that interested. Heretic Pride continues the run of good works, and is also probably a more fun record than the last few; more fantasy/narrative based than autobiographical, but not sacrificing the passion. Let's hope these mp3s stay up for more than a few hours. The record's out on the 19th February. Enjoy.
The Mountain Goats - In The Craters Of The Moon
The Mountain Goats - So Desperate