The Mountain Goats
Tuesday 24th May 2011
Doors 7:00 pm
Price £15.00 / £17.00
Melting Vinyl & Coalition present…
John Darnielle started recording songs while during his psych-nurse days in California. “I had been writing poetry pretty much all my life,” he remembers. “At some point in Norwalk I bought a guitar from this really cool old music store in a strip mall, and I started teaching myself to play.” Soon Darnielle was playing live, touring with bassist Rachel Ware and then with multi-instrumentalist Peter Hughes. Superchunk drummer Jon Wurster joined in 2007, and the collaboration clicked perfectly.
The band toured extensively, and recorded a new studio album called ‘The Life of the World to Come’ in 2009 that prompted GQ to remark: “Darnielle’s not just one of the greatest songwriters working today–he’s probably one of the greatest working writers.” The album earned a ‘Best New Music’ nod from Pitchfork, and prompted Stephen Colbert to invite the band to make its national television debut on The Colbert Report.