As we trolled the depths of pay-cable channels late last night, what to our bleary and wondering eyes should appear but John Darnielle, frontman of the iconic indie-folk act The Mountain Goats, being interviewed by Stephen Colbert! The always-affable Darnielle had a brief and snappy exchange about his new album, The Life of the World to Come
, suicidal mountain goats and his cheery take on lyrical pathos. And after the commercial break, he was joined by his band and performed a stirring rendition of "Psalms 40:2," from the new album.
The Mountain Goats better brace themselves for the Colbert Bump
, because Stephen loves The Life of the World to Come
so much that he's streaming it in its entirety on the Colbert Nation website
, for free-ninety-nine.
Watch Colbert's interview with John Darnielle:
Watch The Mountain Goats perform "Psalms 40:2":