Watch: The Mountain Goats Emotional Roulette

The new Mountain Goats album Transcendental Youth is, as are all of their efforts, an outstanding window into human emotional complexities. This one deals with depression, loss, and loneliness (favorite themes), and in no form is that more evident than watching solo John Darnielle emote into a microphone from a Queens garden rooftop on the song ‘Harlem Roulette,’ telling us that “the loneliest people in the whole wide world are the ones you’re never going to see again.”

If this doesn’t make you feel, and think hard and long and sad, nothing will.


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