SONG: Damn These Vampires by The Mountain Goats

I’m kind of ridiculously anxious for The Mountain Goats forth-coming record, All Eternals Deck (out March 29th on Merge Records).  I’m not the biggest MG’s fan in the world (it’d be a full-time job to be a fanboy for someone this prolific), but every few years one of John Darnielle’s records just hits exactly the right chord for me – The Sunset Tree did it in 2005, and Heretic Pride did it again in 2008. Those records were just exactly what I needed right then and I played them pretty much into the ground. Well I’m feeling the stars align once again, and I’m ready for another Mountain Goat fix. Just hook’em right into my veins, thank you very much.

Besides it having been a long winter, I’m not sure what exactly spurred my yearning for Darnielle’s brand of confessional jagged-edge poetry set to music, but it certainly hasn’t hurt that the first taste from the record is the excellent “Damn These Vampires” – it’s just vintage Mountain Goats, and I’ve been playing it a lot lately. March 29th can’t come soon enough. (Also, this is kind of awesome.)

mp3: The Mountain Goats – Damn These Vampires
from the album All Eternals Deck (pre-order it here)



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