In House #1688: The Mountain Goats' Get Lonely; New Evangelicals, What Made Milwaukee Famous
On the heels of last year's fine The Sunset Tree release (which you hopefully don't need to be reminded was In House's favorite of 2005), John Darnielle's Mountain Goats return to tomorrow with what can only be described as an about-face. Get Lonely replaces the pent-up rage of The Sunset Tree with an almost reserved demeanor as Darnielle meditates on love and loss, on empty space where there once wasn't. The music is by comparison empty and stark, with Darnielle opting in large part for the relative timidity of a new-found falsetto. Needless to say, it's not exactly the feel-good album of the year. It is, however, another masterpiece in songwriting for a theme, following similar experiments on 2002's Tallahassee and the aforementioned The Sunset Tree. Get Lonely drops tomorrow on 4AD, the Mountain Goats embark on a series of fall dates beginning in mid-September.
In House #1688.
Focus: New release out tomorrow from the Mountain Goats, Get Lonely, plus new music from Evangelicals, The Village Green, What Made Milwaukee Famous and more.
BONUS MP3s from today's show:
The Village Green, from Feeling the Fall: "When the Creepers Creep In" (MP3)
Evangelicals, from So Gone: "Here Comes Trouble" (MP3)
BONUS Vid: The Mountain Goats' "Woke Up New"
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