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, what it means to be a fan, and what it means to be, 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. Each episode will also premiere a brand new cover version of the song discussed that week, recorded just for the podcast by artists like Amanda Palmer, Andrew Bird, and Dessa.
We're taking I Only Listen to the Mountain Goats to The Onion Comedy Festival in Chicago! Come see Joseph Fink and John Darnielle LIVE at Thalia Hall on May 30th. Tickets on sale now.
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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.
Co-created and Co-hosted by Joseph Fink
Co-hosted by John Darnielle
Co-created and Produced by Christy Gressman
Edited by Grant Stewart
Mixed by Vincent Cacchione
Logo by Rob Wilson
Featuring music by:
Andrew Bird, Dessa, Carrie Elkin, Craig Finn, Laura Jane Grace, Holy Sons, Ibibio Sound Machine, Julian Koster, Loamlands, Erin McKeown, Mothers, Nana Grizol, Amanda Palmer, Eliza Rickman & Jherek Bischoff
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