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2019
In League with Dragons
2017
Goths
2015
Beat the Champ
2013
All Hail West Texas (Remastered)
2012
The Hound Chronicles / Hot Garden Stomp
2012
Transcendental Youth
2011
All Eternals Deck
2009
The Life of the World to Come (Bonus Track Version)
2007
Heretic Pride (Bonus Track Version)
2006
Get Lonely
2005
Nothing for Juice
2005
The Sunset Tree
2005
Zopilote Machine
2004
We Shall All Be Healed
2003
Palmcorder Yajna
2003
Tallahassee
2002
Ghana
2002
Bitter Melon Farm
2002
See America Right
2002
Protein Source of the Future… Now!
2000
The Coroner's Gambit
1997
Full Force Galesburg
1995
Sweden
1995
Nine Black Poppies
AUG
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The Mountain Goats with Lydia Loveless at Metro Music Hall - UT (August 28, 2019)
Venue: Metro Music Hall - UT (Salt Lake City, UT, US) Find tickets
AUG
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The Mountain Goats with Lydia Loveless at Pink Garter Theatre (August 29, 2019)
Venue: Pink Garter Theatre (Jackson, WY, US) Find tickets
AUG
30
The Mountain Goats with Lydia Loveless at The Pub Station (August 30, 2019)
Venue: The Pub Station (Billings, MT, US) Find tickets
AUG
31
The Mountain Goats with Lydia Loveless at Top Hat (August 31, 2019)
Venue: Top Hat (Missoula, MT, US) Find tickets
SEP
01
The Mountain Goats with Lydia Loveless at Bing Crosby Theater (September 1, 2019)
Venue: Bing Crosby Theater (Spokane, WA, US) Find tickets
SEP
04
The Mountain Goats with Lydia Loveless at The Showbox (September 4, 2019)
Venue: The Showbox (Seattle, WA, US) Find tickets
SEP
05
The Mountain Goats with Lydia Loveless at Neumos (September 5, 2019)
Venue: Neumos (Seattle, WA, US) Find tickets
SEP
06
The Mountain Goats and Lydia Loveless at The Imperial (September 6, 2019)
Venue: The Imperial (Vancouver, BC, Canada) Find tickets
SEP
07
The Mountain Goats with Lydia Loveless at McDonald Theatre (September 7, 2019)
Venue: McDonald Theatre (Eugene, OR, US) Find tickets
SEP
09
The Mountain Goats with Lydia Loveless at McMenamin's Crystal Ballroom (September 9, 2019)
Venue: McMenamin's Crystal Ballroom (Portland, OR, US) Find tickets
SEP
10
The Mountain Goats with Lydia Loveless at Aladdin Theater (September 10, 2019)
Venue: Aladdin Theater (Portland, OR, US) Find tickets
SEP
12
The Mountain Goats and Lydia Loveless at The Fillmore (September 12, 2019)
Venue: The Fillmore (San Francisco, CA, US) Find tickets
SEP
13
The Mountain Goats and Lydia Loveless at The Fillmore (September 13, 2019)
Venue: The Fillmore (San Francisco, CA, US) Find tickets
SEP
14
The Mountain Goats and Lydia Loveless at Belasco Theater (September 14, 2019)
Venue: Belasco Theater (Los Angeles, CA, US) Find tickets
SEP
16
The Mountain Goats and Lydia Loveless at House of Blues - Anaheim (September 16, 2019)
Venue: House of Blues - Anaheim (Anaheim, CA, US) Find tickets
SEP
17
The Mountain Goats with Lydia Loveless at House of Blues - San Diego (September 17, 2019)
Venue: House of Blues - San Diego (San Diego, CA, US) Find tickets
SEP
18
The Mountain Goats with Lydia Loveless at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas (September 18, 2019)
Venue: Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas (Las Vegas, NV, US) Find tickets
NOV
09
The Mountain Goats at Slaktkyrkan (November 9, 2019)
Venue: Slaktkyrkan (Stockholm, Sweden) Find tickets
NOV
10
The Mountain Goats with Laura Cortese & the Dance Cards at Rockefeller (November 10, 2019)
Venue: Rockefeller (Oslo, Norway) Find tickets
NOV
11
The Mountain Goats at Pustervik (November 11, 2019)
Venue: Pustervik (Gothenburg, Sweden) Find tickets
NOV
14
The Mountain Goats at De Helling (November 14, 2019)
Venue: De Helling (Utrecht, Netherlands) Find tickets
NOV
15
The Mountain Goats at O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire (November 15, 2019)
Venue: O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire (London, UK) Find tickets
NOV
16
The Mountain Goats with Laura Cortese & the Dance Cards at Brudenell Social Club (November 16, 2019)
Venue: Brudenell Social Club (Leeds, UK) Find tickets
NOV
17
The Mountain Goats at Brudenell Social Club (November 17, 2019)
Venue: Brudenell Social Club (Leeds, UK) Find tickets
NOV
18
The Mountain Goats at St Luke's (November 18, 2019)
Venue: St Luke's (Glasgow, UK) Find tickets
NOV
20
The Mountain Goats at Button Factory (November 20, 2019)
Venue: Button Factory (Dublin, Ireland) Find tickets
NOV
24
The Mountain Goats at Lisboa Ao Vivo (LaV) (November 24, 2019)
Venue: Lisboa Ao Vivo (LaV) (Lisbon, Portugal) Find tickets
DEC
06
The Mountain Goats with Reese McHenry at Haw River Ballroom (December 6, 2019)
Venue: Haw River Ballroom (Saxapahaw, NC, US) Find tickets
DEC
07
The Mountain Goats with Reese McHenry at Haw River Ballroom (December 7, 2019)
Venue: Haw River Ballroom (Saxapahaw, NC, US) Find tickets
FEB
20
The Mountain Goats at Swedish American Hall (February 20, 2020)
Venue: Swedish American Hall (San Francisco, CA, US) Find tickets
FEB
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The Mountain Goats at Swedish American Hall (February 21, 2020)
Venue: Swedish American Hall (San Francisco, CA, US) Find tickets
the Mountain Goats Aug 23, 2019
North Carolina: Both shows at The Haw River Ballroom in December are on sale NOW! Dec 6 - Saxapahaw, NC - Haw River Ballroom http://themountaingoats.live/haw-river-fri Dec 7 - Saxapahaw, NC - Haw River Ballroom http://themountaingoats.live/haw-river-sat
the Mountain Goats Aug 19, 2019
We'll be returning to The Haw River Ballroom this December for two nights of shows on December 6th & 7th! Tickets on sale Friday at 10am. Text "tmghawriver" to 31996 to receive a pre-sale code that can be used to buy tickets before they go on sale to general public on Friday.
the Mountain Goats Aug 16, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO: Friday and Saturday night shows at Swedish American Hall are SOLD OUT. Third show added on Thursday, Feb. 20th is on sale NOW: http://themountaingoats.live/SF-Feb-20
the Mountain Goats Aug 16, 2019
North Carolina- We will be returning to Haw River Ballroom for two nights in December. Shows will be announcing soon. Text "tmghawriver" to 31996 to sign up for text alerts to be the first to purchase tickets!
the Mountain Goats Aug 15, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO: Pre-sales for the upcoming shows at Swedish American Hall are live now. Still need a pre-sale code? Text "OdinThrone" to 31996. Friday 2/21: http://themountaingoats.live/SF-Feb-21 Saturday 2/22: http://themountaingoats.live/SF-Feb-22
the Mountain Goats Aug 15, 2019
Episode 12: Waylon Jennings Live! John and Joseph are back in Brooklyn to discuss outlaw country, public figures in decline, and Waylon Jennings Live! from the Mountain Goats’ new album, In League With Dragons. Featuring an exclusive demo of the song. Link on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/212-waylon-jennings-live/id1279366432?i=1000446943724 Website: http://ionlylistentothemountaingoats.com
the Mountain Goats Aug 13, 2019
https://www.mergerecords.com/welcome-to-passaic-7-inch As is generally known, whenever I get some time to myself I tend to start thinking about Ozzy Osbourne. A few years ago I wrote about 3/4 of an album's worth of songs about Black Sabbath and/or Ozzy's solo career, some of which were on the Marsh Witch Visions EP. When I sent Owen Pallett a link to the songs I was working on for In League With Dragons, he noticed a bunch of other songs in the folder -- stuff I'd meant to say "these were for something else" about, but didn't. Those songs were probably going to hang out in that folder for a good long while or maybe never see daylight at all. I am a shark, I seek the blood-cloud a little further ahead. But Owen announced, in our second conversation about Dragons, that "Passaic" was the single. I was pretty surprised by this -- to me it felt like a 2/3 Robert Forster + 1/3 Syd Barrett's Opel sessions cocktail, music dear to my heart but not renowned for its chartbusting ways. Owen, however, heard the song more in the vein of "Talk About the Passion"-era R.E.M., stuff I only know in passing. Still, I was committed to having him call the shots on the arrangements, and curious about what he meant. One pre-production session, one full studio session, some very intense mixing back-and-forths with the genius Shani Gandhi, and two tours later, the arena-with-lighters heart of the song has revealed itself even to me, who can barely find an arena on a map. Shani's final mix takes at least 50% of the credit for the way that final chorus and outro now sound like the morning sun rising above a nameless rock festival's trashed field somewhere east of Ohio in the mid-seventies, everybody drowsy and loving their situation, all vibes positive except the ones you haven't accounted for yet. Speaking of singles, Peter Hughes, on hearing "Get High and Listen to the Cure" -- written for Goths, attempted in the studio sessions in versions that lacked the snap of this demo -- felt certain this was the song that would make us a household name. I'm fond of the song, though I don't share his conviction that it's the Mountain Goats song the whole world has been waiting to hear. Should this release prove Peter right, I will be quite content to concede the point.
the Mountain Goats Aug 12, 2019
Pre-Sale: Thursday, August 15th @ 10am PST (ends at midnight) On Sale: Friday, August 16th @ 10am PST https://www.facebook.com/events/501338490626805/ Text "OdinThrone" to 31996 to receive a pre-sale code on Thursday morning. A couple of years ago I played two solo sets at Swedish American Hall in San Francisco that felt really special -- the kind of show where the audience and I meet somewhere in the middle of the music I'm playing and something new happens in that in-between space, and when you remember it later, what you remember is that special energy, the flow, a sort of mystic mood that's hard to describe without waxing all new-age about it so you just give up and fully indulge the sacred crystal synchronicity kinda mood. I hope I can do some shows there again before too long." And all that's true: that's the dynamic I'm talking about, except that it wasn't a couple of years ago: it was three, and two other shows at the same venue that had a similar vibe were ten years ago. Time gets away from you if you're not careful. Everybody's had this feeling. So instead of wondering why I never got around to revisiting the scenes of some of the really special shows I've been fortunate enough to play over the [mumbles vaguely number-sounding syllables into hand] years I've been doing this, I'm going to chart a course. Once a year I'm going to return to someplace where one of those everybody-gets-altitude shows happened somewhere along the line, and I'll play two or three nights there. When it's possible to revisit the same venue, I'll do that. I probably won't be recreating the sets from those shows, because I feel like that'd be not-the-good-kind-of-weird weird, but then again, what about the time I played thirty-two songs in a set at the Olde Club in Swarthmore about a year before Tallahassee came out? What if I just did all those songs again? Anyway, that's a question for a future date. The right thing to do is to kick this off in San Francisco, the first city Rachel & I ever played outside of the southern California, the place that boasted the first record store I know of to stock my tapes -- the legendary Aquarius Records. These will be solo shows, but if I think of guests who'd be fun, there might be guests. I'll do it at Swedish American again, because the memory of those solo sets is incredibly sweet to me. And then, after that, next year, we'll see where it goes.
the Mountain Goats Aug 12, 2019
Bay Area- Reminder that there's a John solo show announcement coming this week. Text "tmgbayarea" to 31996 to make sure you're the first to know. Photo by Emily Henderson
the Mountain Goats Aug 09, 2019
I was getting the set list together for the Richmond show, and reflecting on all the communal grief among my friends this week, and I remembered a time in Paris what seems like a lifetime ago when we all gathered in a building in Saint-Ouen to write songs and just sort of be together in music. This was one of the songs I wrote that week, and this is me rehearsing it before playing it live last night in Richmond, lyrics-blanking and all.
the Mountain Goats Aug 09, 2019
August mini tour begins tonight in Richmond, VA! Stop by the merch table for a very special new 7'' vinyl. More details on that coming soon! mountain-goats.com/tour
the Mountain Goats Aug 07, 2019
Bay Area - John will be coming your way in February for some very special solo shows that will be announcing next week. Text "tmgbayarea" to 31996 to make sure you're the first to know. Photo by Ashleigh Spencer.
the Mountain Goats Aug 06, 2019
Los Angeles- 100 tickets remain for our upcoming show at the The Belasco on Sept. 14th. Thank you for buying tickets in advance! http://themountaingoats.live/losangeles
the Mountain Goats Aug 01, 2019
Episode 11: Possum by Night This week, John and Joseph discuss an important point of real artistic disagreement between the two of them, cute animals, and Possum by Night from the Mountain Goats’ new album, In League With Dragons. Featuring an exclusive demo of the song. Link on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/211-possum-by-night/id1279366432?i=1000445839717 Website: http://ionlylistentothemountaingoats.com
the Mountain Goats Jul 29, 2019
Dragon Squadron jackets now available for pre-order in the Mountain Goats online store. These are a limited run variant of the ones the band wear on tour. We understand this is a high priced item but know this is essentially a break even for the band and crew. We hope you enjoy suiting up with us🐉 ⚔️ Pre-Order: https://themountaingoats.kungfustore.com
the Mountain Goats Jul 18, 2019
Did a few songs on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert this week. Head over to Rolling Stone to watch:
the Mountain Goats Jul 18, 2019
Episode 10: Divided Sky Lane Today Joseph and John talk time signatures, why great songs don’t always make it onto great albums, and Divided Sky Lane, a song that didn’t end up on In League With Dragons. Featuring two versions of the song: the guitar version that was released as a bonus track earlier this month and a piano demo. Listen: http:/ionlylistentothemountaingoats.com/
the Mountain Goats Jul 17, 2019
Charlottesville- this one is going to sell out. Act fast! http://themountaingoats.live/charlottesville
the Mountain Goats Jul 17, 2019
Watch the Mountain Goats performance of “Sicilian Crest” on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert:
the Mountain Goats Jul 17, 2019
10 years ago we did this song with Stephen on Comedy Central but it never aired. Tonight we did it again on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. More to come! Watch below:
the Mountain Goats Jul 16, 2019
Asbury Park folks- make sure you get your tickets soon! http://themountaingoats.live/asbury
the Mountain Goats Jul 16, 2019
So I got a package in the mail and I thought it was some DVDs but it was an entire Core Set 2020 booster box. I was inspired to do this video, but not so inspired that I remembered to keep the cards in the frame as I revealed them. Thanks to my friends at Wizards of the Coast for the Magic cards!
the Mountain Goats Jul 15, 2019
Philadelphia! We released tickets for both shows at Union Transfer later this week. Get yours: Fri, Jul 19 http://themountaingoats.live/philadelphia1 Sat, Jul 20 http://themountaingoats.live/philadelphia2
the Mountain Goats Jul 12, 2019
We're on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert next Tuesday, July 16th! Tune in at 11:35/10:35c.
the Mountain Goats Jul 11, 2019
In case you missed it, these tracks are now widely available. Read up on Stereogum: