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Raymond Chalmé John Darnielle can do no wrong in my eyes Favorite track: Paid in Cocaine.
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matthew linville Another great work from John D. Favorite track: Rain in Soho.
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Crista Gamage Hymns for the saints of unearthed graves, intercepted transmissions and clandestine meetings. I will forever love this band the very most.
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twentytwosevenths From the ridiculously bright power pop of "Unicorn Tolerance" to the moody reggae-inspired "Rage of Travers", The Mountain Goats break new ground in their latest album. The band explores familiar themes in new and exciting territories. They sing songs for those who few else sing for, for the has-beens and the never-will-bes. Though the album is much different than any other in their catalog, it is sure to be recognized as one of the best additions to the band's discography. Favorite track: The Grey King and the Silver Flame Attunement.
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released May 19, 2017

produced by Brandon Eggleston
mixed by Scott Solter

all songs words & music by John Darnielle except “Shelved,” words by John Darnielle and Peter Hughes, music by John Darnielle
© 2017 Cadmean Dawn (ASCAP) administered worldwide by Pacific Electric Music Publishing

vocal arrangement for “Rain in Soho” by Dan Perry, performed by members of the Nashville Symphony Chorus: Anna Flautt, Eric Wiuff, Jill Boehme, Eric Boehme, Mark Filosa, Jordan Williams, Daniel Gordon, Alesia Kelley, Amanda Dier, Maiken Knudsen, Stuart Garber, Theodore Weckbacher

vocal arrangement for “We Do It Different on the West Coast” and “Wear Black” by Robert Bailey, performed by Robert Bailey, Everett Drake, Jason Eskridge, and Michael Mishaw

all woodwinds arranged by Matt Douglas

recorded at Blackbird, Nashville, Tennessee — thanks to Sean Badum for tireless assistance and to everyone at Blackbird for making these goth visions real

John Darnielle: vocals, piano, Fender Rhodes
Peter Hughes: bass, vocals
Matt Douglas: woodwinds, vocals, additional keys
Jon Wurster: drums and percussion

illustrations by Leela Corman
design by Rob Carmichael, SEEN

the Mountain Goats graciously represented by Ryan Matteson for C3

sending this album out to Kim & Quinn & Lanny & Devon & Wes, forever perfect in the strobe’s embrace




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The Mountain Goats Durham, North Carolina

John Darnielle has written almost 600 songs now, and some of them are very sad, dealing with hard drugs and tragic ends, hurting yourself and others, sicknesses of both body and brain, off-brand alcohols. They are told in beautiful, unnerving, specific detail because he is a very good writer, and also some of them are just true stories about his own life.
—John Hodgman, 2012
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