Friday, February 22, 2008

Thank God it’s Friday’s song of the day

The Mountain Goats released their new album Heretic Pride earlier this week and after a couple listens I think it sounds great. John Darnielle (at left, with wombat) is a fantastic songwriter and delivers pent-up angst like few others, though his voice takes a bit of getting used to.

They’re playing at Neumos tomorrow night. Perhaps a two-sentence review of the show will follow. I guarantee it’ll be more helpful than Ben’s review of the album.

Here’s “Sax Rohmer #1” from Heretic Pride.*

* Wombat not included.

1 comment:

Ben said...

Impossible. Absolutely impossible.

I agree, it sounds great. Though I do have one slight complaint. It seems less like a cohesive story than past MG albums. I really like the songs, but listening to the album feels more like playing the band's earlier albums on random. Minus the tape hiss.