The Mountain Goats
Transcendental Youth (Album Stream)
This was has been on heavy (and I mean mood-killing, feeling extremely bloated "heavy") rotation over the past few weeks. For those outside the wide net of the Torrentsphere, do yourself a favour...
Additional Saturday reading: an excerpt from Biographical details that I have personally observed regarding John Darnielle and the Mountain Goats, a short piece by author and "PC Guy", John Hodgman...
The basement is not particularly awesome. (I have seen some awesome basements.) It has some drums and guitars in it but otherwise is a fairly typical basement of a modest, middle-class home. Normal.
It is my impression that this may be why John Darnielle considers his basement to be awesome, for such normality was not necessarily going to be his fate.
Transcendental Youth is out now/yesterday (in Australia) via Remote Control. The rest of the world get their fix on the other side of the weekend.