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The Mountain Goats On World Cafe | May 11, 2011

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The Mountain Goats are John Darnielle, Peter Hughes and Jon Wurster, and the band's been around, in one form or another, since 1991. Darnielle's lo-fi beginnings involved just his poetry, his guitar and a dual-cassette recorder, but resulted in some of the finer albums of the '90s (Zopilote MachineNine Black PoppiesFull Force Galesburg).

Since 2003, Darnielle has gone the hi-fi route, and earned new fans with each subsequent album. The latest, All Eternals Deck, came out in March. The Mountain Goats perform two songs from the album during the group's World Cafe session, and revisit a tune from Darnielle's 2002 album, All Hail West Texas. (link)
Playlist - HOUR ONE
Donald Fagen "Ruby Baby" The Nightfly
Okkervil River "Rider" I Am Very Far
The Avett Brothers "Kick Drum Heart" I And Love And You
Paul Simon "The Afterlife" So Beautiful or So What
Conor Oberst "Sausalito" Conor Oberst
The Mountain Goats "Liza Forever Minnelli" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
The Mountain Goats "Prowl Great Cain" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
The Mountain Goats "Jeff Davis County Blues" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Joe Jackson "Fools in Love" Look Sharp!
Danger Mouse & Danielle Luppi "Two Against One" Rome
Janelle Monae "Tightrope" The Archandroid
Cymande "Bra" Cymande
Playlist - HOUR TWO
Elbow "Open Arms" Build a Rocket Boys
Fleet Foxes "Grown Ocean" Helplessness Blues
The Grateful Dead "Box of Rain" American Beauty
Hayes Carll "Hard Out There" Kmag YoYo
David Bromberg "Sharon" Out of the Blues: Best of David Bromberg
The Felice Brothers "Ponzi" Celebration, Florida
Robert Plant and the Band of Joy "Angel Dance" Band of Joy
Josh Ritter "Right Moves"Live at the 9:30 Club
Best Coast "Boyfriend" Crazy for You
The Decemberists "This Is Why We Fight" The King Is Dead
Dawes "If I Wanted Someone" Nothing Is Wrong
The Rolling Stones "Dead Flowers" Sticky Fingers