08 August 2009
While I was in Uganda, John Darnielle posted this announcement on The Mountain Goats website, revealing the tracklist for a new album to be released October 6. I'm eager to hear it because all the song titles are Bible verses. While Darnielle says the album has not grown out of any religious conversion, it nevertheless contains "twelve hard lessons the Bible taught me, kind of." We'll hopefully have a chance to hear him play some of the new material when he performs at the Durham, Be Easy festival on August 21.