Handsome Tours present
THE MOUNTAIN GOATS
8:00pm, Tue 13th April, 2010
Manning Bar, NSW
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The New Yorker magazine has proclaimed Mountain Goats main man, John Darnielle, Americas best non-hip-hop lyricist, whilst Rolling Stone declared him one of the best songwriters of the 00s. High praise indeed, but also unquestionably deserved praise.Over the course of a dozen albums, & countless singles, EPs & tracks on compilations Darnielles wry, intimate & cathartic songwriting has cast its spell on a growing legion of devoted fans. Their latest album, The Life of the World To Come, once again sees The Mountain Goats deliver their trademark exposition of skewed characters, vibrant images and perfectly-framed narratives in what Darnielle says are twelve songs the bible taught me, kind of.
Even more engaging in the live setting, which sees the band create an intense, reflective & often joyous encounter with their audience, the Mountain Goats return to Australia this April for their fifth tour. Johns lyrics are breathtakingly wonderful. J MAG He generally sets the bar pretty high, yet The Life Of The World To Come surpasses those lofty standards. Amen to that. Xpress Darnielle is a truly gifted storyteller and lyricist Time Off Album Of The Week