January 25, 2011

goddamn these bitemarks deep in my arteries

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When John Darnielle sings of vampires, like when Josh Ritter sings of cursed mummies or Mary Shelley writes of freakish monsters assembled of dead parts, it’s really probably not about any of the above. Lately I am fascinated with the ways we use stories and allegory to articulate the difficult parts of ourselves, and others.

This latest song from The Mountain Goats seems to be about a clash of youth and wildness (“someday we won’t remember this”) with the ways we are left perforated and torn. I can’t stop listening.

Damn These Vampires – The Mountain Goats



All Eternals Deck is out March 29th on Merge, and they are touring in support of it this spring. Theirs is a show that might change your life, in any case. It did mine.

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  • Nosferatu!

    Mike — January 27, 2011 @ 8:29 pm

  • The picture aroused my curiosity ! I’ll listen to the song ;)

    BlackBeauty8989 — January 28, 2011 @ 3:29 pm

  • Hello,

    Just wanted to say thanks for posting this song. I love it. The mountain goats are still going strong.

    I’ve been a big fan of yours for a while. Your winter mixes are my favorite. I also just got the head and heart album because of you and I like them. I think the album is just ok, for some reason I cant get too into it, it seems too light, too mountain-bandy, like i’m in an old parlor. I love the winter song though.

    Have you heard We Are Trees? I’ve been listening to them a lot recently.

    Matthew S — January 30, 2011 @ 1:20 am

  • Great song, wonderful drums.

    pip — February 13, 2011 @ 2:28 am

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