A new song from the new Mountain Goats album, The Life of the World to Come.
Having recently released a concept album about a secret government moonbase that is harvesting human organs to feed aliens, the band takes a new tack here: each song on the album is inspired by a bible verse.
You must admit they have some lyrical range.
And it seems that John Darnielle has been developing his piano skills.
('Ezekiel 7 and The Permanent Efficacy of Grace'.)
Ezekiel 7:23, by the way, runs thusly: 'Prepare chains, because the land is full of bloodshed and the city is full of violence'. A verse of evergreen relevance, if ever there was one.
There is a tour.
And another song from the album ('Genesis 3:23') is also available free.
And to exhaust my Mountain Goats references for today, I offer this short interview from a couple of albums back.