The Mountain Goats get a little lost in the darkness of Goths

Goths, the Mountain Goats’ 16th studio album, opens with “Rain In Soho,” a barnburner of a song that belies the subdued nature of the tracks that follow. In fact, it gets things off to such a rousing start that it’s easy to overlook what’s missing—namely, frontman John Darnielle’s guitar. As mentioned in the album’s…

Mount Moriah brings the intensity in the latest video from our Pickathon series

It’s the fourth Wednesday of the month, which means it’s time for The A.V. Club’s ongoing video series with Oregon’s Pickathon festival. While last month we brought in the sunshine with the legendary King Sunny Adé, this month we’re mentally venturing down to North Carolina, where Mount Moriah resides. In the clip…

Exclusive: Here's Wye Oak's creepy new video for "Glory"

Wye Oak’s new album Shriek came out yesterday, and Erik Adams already told you how great it is. Now we’ve got the exclusive debut of “Glory,” a kinda creepy, kinda ’80s video directed by Michael Patrick O’Leary and Ashley North Compton. It features ice cream, cigarettes, gold shoes and beads, and a wristwatch, which…

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