John Darnielle, a purveyor of unexpected interests, might sympathise.
Bouncing sincerity off snark through the warmth of horn-laden, literate rock, Getting Into Knives captures the often contradictory pursuit of trying to be oneself to the max while revelling in the shibboleths of a small community. Heaped with wry first-person narratives and precise observation, Darnielle et al. are still at the height of their powers.
Getting Into Knives by The Mountain Goats is out October 23 via Merge Records.
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