Another one of those bands that I’ve been ignoring for I have o idea what reasons, are The Mountain Goats. Well, basically it’s the project of John Darnielle, but he has several other people around him.
My first two obsessions – Dinu Lipatti’s Bones and Broom People are provided by the The Sunset Tree album. Such honest and simple music, in spite of the complicated subjects it deals with (death, domestic violence, drugs and alcohol). Simply beautiful.
I write down good reasons to freeze to death
In my spiral ring notebook
But in the long tresses of your hair
I am a babbling brook
(Broom People by The Mountain Goats)