Bookish and breezy, inward and outward, folksy and metal, a singer-songwriter and a band — John Darnielle is the lonely and beloved voice, guitar and words behind the Mountain Goats. He (they, whoever) went from recording Panasonic boom-box ephemera in sub-listenable spaces to releasing warmly acoustic, diaphanous communiqués from places where the earth cracks from loneliness, where ghosts are the only company and hearts against all odds stand a chance of healing. ... More >>>