The Mountain Goats  - The Life Of The World To Come

The Life Of The World To Come by The Mountain Goats

06 October 2009

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Quick Overview

The Mountain Goats have been making records since that mythical time when the term “tape-only label” didn’t require any elaborate explanation, but have been recording and touring in their current incarnation since 2007. That current incarnation consists of John Darnielle, Peter Hughes & Jon Wurster, who, having toured Australia, England, and the U.S. several times (and a cruise ship once), recorded The Life of the World to Come across three studios with three producers from April through June of 2009: with Brandon Eggleston at Chicago’s Electrical Audio; with John Congleton at Sonic Ranch in Tornillo, Texas; and with Scott Solter at Baucom Road in Monroe, North Carolina. Owen Pallet, with whom the band shared a stage in Australia this past January at the Meredith Music Festival, arranged & played strings. The Life of the World to Come’s 12 songs all originate, one way or another, in the Bible, though none of the band, as of press time, had joined the Vineyard Fellowship.PLEASE NOTE: The lottery for purple vinyl copies of this release is now over.