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2012 25 Jul

The Mountain Goats and a new song from a forthcoming album

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„Cry for Judas“
John Darnielle writes:
„I was going to begin, „Dear world,“ but then I thought, that’s really hopelessly arrogant, the whole world is not reading this, maybe get that ego in check a little there JD. „Dear Mountain Goats people?“ Presumes on the goodwill of the reader. Makes all kind of presumptions really. Just no. Maybe „Dear world“ is actually correct, theoretically that’s who I’m addressing: anybody who cares to listen, no matter where they are? I don’t know, though. I have political objections to „Dear world,“ there is no need to go into them here. „Dear You“? Permanent dibs to Jawbreaker. „Dear Mr. Jesus?“ Grievous misread in tone, also maybe even more presumptuous. „Dear Mr. Morgan, my 8th grade math teacher“? A clear frontrunner, but unpopular in camp.
So hey umm it is with great pride that the Mountain Goats present to you one of the 12 songs from our new record, Transcendental Youth. This here album track, anyway, is called „Cry for Judas,“ it is about survival but that’s kind of an oversimplification, it’s also about building a vehicle from the defeated pieces of the thing you survived and piloting that vehicle through the cosmos, it’s kind of complicated but people who know what I’m talking about will kind of intuitively get the idea and the rest of you will I hope be able to get a sense of it through the song.“
P.S.: The cover above is from another Mountain Goats album. John Darnielle is a songwriter master: rough, surrreal, human, always with an edge! At least two of the four Manafonistas love this band and own nearly every of their records, probably since the fabulous lo-fi masterpiece „The Coroner’s Gambit“. You wouldn’t think this, but Darnielle wrote a book in the 33 1/3-series about a Black Sabbath classic.

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