Undertheradar Presents: The Mountain Goats

Undertheradar Presents: The Mountain Goats

Tuesday 26th January, 2010 9:21AM

Undertheradar along with the Groove Guide and Tallyho Presents are over the moon to announce the return of American indie rock legends, and NZ favourites, The Mountain Goats to our fine shores in April.

The Mountain Goats will play two NZ dates in support of their new album The Life of the World to Come released late last year via 4AD. 

The Mountain Goats NZ Tour 2010

Thursday 8th April : The Kings Arms Tavern : Auckland
Friday 9th April : San Fran Bath House : Wellington

Tickets go on sale next Tuesday 2nd Feb from here at Undertheradar and Real Groovy.

Keep an eye out for giveaways starting up in March.

Press Release:

The Mountain Goats

Thursday 8th April : The Kings Arms Tavern : Auckland
Friday 9th April : San Fran Bath House : Wellington

Live, The Mountain Goats are John Darnielle, Peter Hughes, and Jon Wurster. John Darnielle is one of the most imaginative lyricists of his generation. Since he sat down cross-legged with an acoustic guitar in front of a boom box and pressed record for the first time – more than a decade ago – skewed characters, vibrant images and perfectly-framed narratives have flowed in the hundreds.

“The Mountain Goats’ John Darnielle has been one of the best songwriters of the ‘00s: -Rolling Stone

“America’s best non-hip-hop lyricist” -The New Yorker

“Mountain Goats auteur John Darnielle continues to write songs that could inspire a season’s worth of TV-movie melodramas…the results can be extraordinary. Get the man an orchestra, now.” -Entertainment Weekly

Named #82 out of 100 in Paste Magazine’s list of the 100 best living songwriters “They’re eccentric gems he uses to work out his lyrical muscles – concise tunes with matter-of-fact lines that tell simple but captivating stories, steadfastly proclaimed in his geek who-lived-to-tell wail.” -Paste Magazine

The Mountain Goats released their latest album ‘The Life of the World to Come’ in 2009, recorded in three studios across three states it features string arrangements by Owen Pallett (Final Fantasy), who has also worked in a similar capacity with the varied likes of Arcade Fire, Fucked Up and the Pet Shop Boys. The Life of the World to Come is their sixth album for 4AD, and is less a profession of religious faith than an immersion in Biblical poetry and imagery. The songs take their cue from verses that have either informed or inspired them.

Tickets go on sale 2nd February from & Real Groovy.

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