THE MOUNTAIN GOATS (USA)
Supported by Oh Pep!
SUN 9 APR @ 7PM
- $49 + Fees
- (02) 9550 3666
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Following the release of The Mountain Goats 15th ambitiously conceptual studio album ‘Beat the Champ’, the band led by singer/songwriter John Darnielle are once again returning to Australian shores with a nation-wide tour.
Even more engaging in a live setting, The Mountain Goats will be supported by a full band backed by the sturdy rhythm section of Peter Hughes and Jon Wurster.
For over a decade Darnielle has cast his intimate, cathartic, wry and sultry song-writing over hundreds of songs on the The Mountain Goats catalogue, though somehow he remarkably still finds new stories to tell.
The new album ‘Beat the Champ’ is a nostalgic but realistic look at the workaday American Southwest underworld of the pro wrestlers he idolized as a kid. As always, it is the details that make this album so absorbing as he vividly imagines and paints their lives through lyric and melody.
Make sure you don’t miss your chance to catch a performance that will be one to to be missed.
“I wrote these songs to re-immerse myself in the blood and fire of the visions that spoke to me as a child, and to see what more there might be in them now that I’m grown,” - Darnielle “The music is fantastically rangy, with discordant strings and jazz piano nuzzling punk-busker guitar. That WWF road-trip playlist you made with Springsteen’s “The Wrestler” just got way more interesting.” – Rolling Stones
“The Mountain Goats’ new LP is dedicated to John Darnielle’s childhood pro-wrestling heroes, using the particulars of their lives to explore his own personal mythology. There’s a noble simplicity to these songs, reflecting Darnielle’s warm memories of his fandom.” – Pitchfork
“As the razor, held aloft, glistens in the spotlight, Darnielle offers his parting words: “I loved you before I even ever knew what love was like.” It’s an epitaph for innocence — for fire and blood, gods and titans, rhyme and reason, the poetry and perfection of a squared circle.” – Consequence of Sound