I Only Listen to the Mountain Goats

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"...a sensational and spirited idea, surpassed only by the wonder of its execution." – Vulture


A collaboration between Night Vale Presents, the Mountain Goats, and Merge Records, I Only Listen to the Mountain Goats is a podcast about what it means to be an artist, to be a fan, and as many people are, both at once.

The show finds Joseph Fink, creator of Welcome to Night Vale and Alice Isn’t Dead, in conversation with one of his artistic heroes, John Darnielle, singer and songwriter of the Mountain Goats. Season One explores the stories behind the Mountain Goats’ album All Hail West Texas, one song at a time.

In each episode, John, Joseph, and special guests discuss songwriting, storytelling, current events, and the art and artists that inspire them. Season One also features brand new cover songs recorded just for the podcast by artists like Amanda Palmer, Andrew Bird, and Dessa.


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The Album

I Only Listen to the Mountain Goats: All Hail West Texas collects all fourteen cover songs from the first season of I Only Listen to the Mountain Goats. The special vinyl release contains two LPs, one pink and one blue, and a digital download code. Listen to the entire album reimagined by fourteen incredible artists, including Andrew Bird, Amanda Palmer, and Laura Jane Grace, digitally or on vinyl today.

Buy the digital album on Bandcamp and the vinyl from Merge or your local record store.




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