San Bernadino by The Mountain Goats

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The Mountain Goats / San Bernadino (mp3)

Sometimes when I hear a song, it really sticks with me, and I feel like I should start sharing these songs more, sort of like I did with Superstar by Sonic Youth from the Juno Soundtrack. This is, sort of, the first extension of that.

I’m not a big fan of The Mountian Goats, but I’ve heard of them forever. The Mountain Goats are basically one man, John Darnielle, who started the band in 1995. Since then he’s released a prolific 16 albums and has worked with a great number of people. He has a new album coming out called Heretic Pride coming out on February 19th. It was produced by John Vanderslice, and even features Annie Clark from St. Vincent.

The song above, San Bernadino, stood out to me mostly because I’m a sucker for strings. The fast plucking guitar mixed in with the strings and his soft voice make the song almost hypnotic. This is one of those songs that are really good to drive to, especially if it’s in the morning, and it’s cold out. Go ahead and download it and try it for yourself, I promise you won’t be disappointed.


January 28, 2008