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In League With Dragons

Release date: 4.26.19

Label: Merge Records

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July 17, 2019

THE MOUNTAIN GOATS PERFORM “SICILIAN CREST” ON THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT

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April 26, 2019

The Mountain Goats’ “Fantastic Genre-Bending” (Vanity Fair) New Album In League With Dragons Out Today On Merge Records

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April 22, 2019

NPR First Listen For The Mountain Goats' In League With Dragons (Out Friday on Merge)

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April 11, 2019

The Mountain Goats Reveal “Sicilian Crest” From In League With Dragons (Merge Records / April 26)

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THE MOUNTAIN GOATS ARE JOHN DARNIELLE, PETER HUGHES, JON WURSTER, AND MATT DOUGLAS. THEY HAVE BEEN MAKING MUSIC TOGETHER AS A QUARTET FOR SEVERAL YEARS. THREE OF THEM LIVE IN NORTH CAROLINA AND ONE HAS MOVED BACK TO ROCHESTER. THEIR SONGS OFTEN SEEK OUT DARK LAIRS WITHIN WHICH TERRIBLE MONSTERS DWELL, BUT THEIR MISSION IS TO RETRIEVE THE TREASURE FROM THE DARK LAIR & PERSUADE THE TERRIBLE MONSTERS INSIDE TO SEEK OUT THE PATH OF REDEMPTION. AS AXL ROSE ONCE MEMORABLY ASKED, IN THE SONG "TERRIBLE MONSTER": "WHAT'S SO TERRIBLE ABOUT MONSTERS, ANYWAY?" THIS IS THE QUESTION THE MOUNTAIN GOATS HAVE BEEN DOGGEDLY PURSUING SINCE 1991. THEY WILL NEVER LEAVE OFF THIS QUEST UNTIL EVERY OPTION HAS BEEN EXHAUSTED. THANK YOU.

 

The Mountain Goats are John Darnielle, Peter Hughes, Jon Wurster, and Matt Douglas. They have been making music together as a quartet for several years. Three of them live in North Carolina and one had moved back to Rochester. Their songs often seek out dark lairs within which terrible monsters dwell, but their mission is to retrieve the treasure from the dark lair & persuade the terrible monsters inside to seek out the path redemption. As Axl Rose once memorable asked, in the song “Terrible Monster”: “What’s so terrible about monsters, anyway?” This is the question The Mountain Goats have been doggedly pursuing since 1991. They will never leave off this quest until every option has been exhausted. Thank You.

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