25 Apr 2020

John Darnielle: Mountain Goats' new lockdown album

From Saturday Morning, 10:06 am on 25 April 2020

Former punk, psychiatric nurse, wrestling fan, now novelist and musician John Darnielle (rhymes with ‘barn feel’, he says!) is a writer, composer, guitarist, pianist, and vocalist and the primary (and once the only) member of The Mountain Goats.

The band’s new album Songs For Pierre Chuvin is a product of the lockdown, recorded over 10 consecutive nights, one song a night, in self isolation at Darnielle’s home in Durham, North Carolina.

And it sees a return to the band’s lo-fi roots, with a decidedly analogue production process, and a distinctively homemade feel.

John Darnielle

John Darnielle Photo: Supplied

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