The Mountain Goats discography

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The Mountain Goats discography
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Studio albums17
Compilation albums4
Split albums5

The Mountain Goats is an American, Durham, North Carolina-based band, led by American singer-songwriter John Darnielle. Darnielle began recording in 1991, and is known for his highly literate lyrics and (until 2002) his lo-fi recording style.[1] The Mountain Goats' albums have featured a constantly changing line-up of musicians, with Darnielle the only constant; when performing live, the band commonly comprises only Darnielle backed by Peter Hughes on bass guitar and Jon Wurster playing drums.[2]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions

Zopilote Machine
  • Released: March 2, 1994
  • Label: Ajax, 3 Beads of Sweat
  • Format: CD, vinyl
  • Released: May 19, 1995
  • Label: Shrimper
  • Format: CD, vinyl
Nothing for Juice
  • Released: April 1, 1996
  • Label: Ajax
  • Format: CD, vinyl
Full Force Galesburg
The Coroner's Gambit
All Hail West Texas
  • Released: February 19, 2002
  • Label: Emperor Jones
  • Format: CD, vinyl
  • Released: November 5, 2002
  • Label: 4AD
  • Format: CD, vinyl
We Shall All Be Healed
  • Released: February 3, 2004
  • Label: 4AD
  • Format: CD, vinyl
The Sunset Tree
  • Released: April 26, 2005
  • Label: 4AD
  • Format: CD, vinyl
Get Lonely
  • Released: August 22, 2006
  • Label: 4AD
  • Format: CD, vinyl
193 19
Heretic Pride
  • Released: February 19, 2008
  • Label: 4AD
  • Format: CD, vinyl
194 28
The Life of the World to Come
  • Released: October 6, 2009
  • Label: 4AD
  • Format: CD, vinyl
110 14
All Eternals Deck
  • Released: March 29, 2011
  • Label: Merge
  • Format: CD, vinyl
72 15
Transcendental Youth
  • Released: October 2, 2012
  • Label: Merge
  • Format: CD, vinyl
86 16
Beat the Champ
  • Released: April 7, 2015
  • Label: Merge
  • Format: CD, vinyl
65 5
  • Released: May 23, 2017
  • Label: Merge
  • Format: CD, vinyl
89 4 85
In League with Dragons
  • Released: April 26, 2019
  • Label: Merge
  • Format: CD, vinyl
110 6 65

Released demos[edit]

Name Date Label Format
Come, Come to The Sunset Tree 2005 Self-released LP
Heretic Pride Demos 2008 4AD Digital download
The Life of the World in Flux 2009 4AD CD
All Survivors Pack 2011 Merge Cassette

Cassette-only releases[edit]

Name Date Label Format
Taboo VI: The Homecoming 1991 Shrimper Cassette
The Hound Chronicles 1992 Shrimper Cassette
Transmissions to Horace 1993 Sonic Enemy Cassette
Hot Garden Stomp 1993 Shrimper Cassette
Taking the Dative 1994 Car in Car Cassette
Yam, the King of Crops 1994 Oska Cassette

EPs and singles[edit]

Name Date Label Format
Songs for Petronius 1992 Shrimper 7"
Chile de Árbol 1993 Ajax 7"
Beautiful Rat Sunset 1994 Shrimper 10"/CD
Philyra 1994 Theme Park 7"
Songs for Peter Hughes 1995 Sonic Squid 7"
Songs About Fire 1995 Cassiel 7"
Nine Black Poppies 1995 Emperor Jones CD
New Asian Cinema 1998 Yoyo 1-sided 12"
Isopanisad Radio Hour 1998 Yoyo 1-sided 12"
On Juhu Beach 2001 Nursecall 3" CD
Devil in the Shortwave 2002 Yoyo 1-sided 12"
Jam Eater Blues 2002 Sub Pop 7"
See America Right 2002 4AD 7"/CD
Palmcorder Yajna 2003 4AD 7"/CD
Letter from Belgium 2004 4AD 7"/CD
Dilaudid EP 2005 4AD Digital download
Babylon Springs EP 2006 4AD CD
Satanic Messiah 2008 Cadmean Dawn 2x7"/Digital download
Steal Smoked Fish 2012 Merge 7"
Who You Are 2014 Google Play exclusive Digital download
Blood Capsules 2015 Merge 12"
Selected Goths in Ambient 2017 Merge 12"
Marsh Witch Visions 2017 Self-released Digital download
Hex of Infinite Binding 2018 Cadmean Dawn Digital download
Aquarium Drunkard's Lagniappe Session 2018 Aquarium Drunkard Digital download
Sentries in the Ambush EP 2019 Merge 7"

Collaborations and split releases[edit]

Name Date Label Format
Why You All So Thief? (w/ Simon Joyner) 1994 Sing Eunuchs 7"
Orange Raja, Blood Royal (w/ Alastair Galbraith) 1995 Walt 7"
Tropical Depression EP (w/ Furniture Huschle) 1997 Little Mafia 7"
Bedside Recordings Vol. 1.2 (w/ John Vanderslice) 2003 Barsuk 7"
Black Pear Tree EP (w/ Kaki King) 2008 Cadmean Dawn 12"
Moon Colony Bloodbath (w/ John Vanderslice) 2009 Cadmean Dawn 12"

Compilation albums[edit]

No. Name Date Label Format
1 Protein Source of the Future...Now! 1999 Ajax CD
2 Bitter Melon Farm 1999 Ajax CD
3 Ghana 1999 3 Beads of Sweat CD
4 The Hound Chronicles/Hot Garden Stomp 2012 Shrimper CD

Other appearances[edit]

Name Date Label Song contributed
Back to the Egg, Asshole 1991 Shrimper "Wild Palm City (aka Within You, Without You)"
A Munchies Kinda Christmas 1992 Sonic Enemy "The Pieman (live)"
Pawnshop Reverb 1992 Shrimper "The Window Song"
Hard Core Acoustic 1993 Shrimper "Going to Maine"
I Like Walt 1994 Walt "Noche del Guajolote"
You and What Army? 1994 Sing Eunuchs "Going to Bangor"
Howl...A Farewell Compilation of Unreleased Songs 1994 Glitterhouse/Zuma "Against Agamemnon"
I Present This 1994 Union Pole "Rain Song"
Those Pre-Phylloxera Years 1994 Box Dog Sound "Faithless Bacchant Song"
The Basement Tapes: Live Recordings at KSPC 1989-1995 1995 KSPC "The Anglo-Saxons"
The Long Secret 1995 Harriet "Duke Ellington"
Corkscrewed 1995 Theme Park "Flight 717: Going To Denmark" and "The Admonishing Song"
Cool Beans #4 1995 Cool Beans "The Last Day of Jimi Hendrix's Life"
Fast Forward 2 1995 Brinkman "Noctifer Birmingham"
The Wheel Method 1995 Pottery "Song for an Old Friend"
The Wedding Record 1995 Walt "Going To Port Washington"
Our Salvation Is In Hand 1995 Theme Park "Hand Ball" and "Alpha Omega"
Goar #11 1995 Goar "Creature Song" and "Pure Sound"
Cyanide Guilt Trip 1996 Cactus Gum "Leaving Home"
Dog So Large I Cannot See Past It 1996 Dark Beloved Cloud "Snow Song"
In Release City 1996 Slowball "Black Molly"
Hey Dan K. Unreleased Ajax "Going to Kirby Sigston"
We'll Sail Out Far... Maybe a Little Too Far... 1997 Apartment "Please Come Home to Hamngatan"
Object Lessons: Songs About Products 1998 Inconspicuous "Golden Boy"
Acuarela Songs 2001 Acuarela "Saigon Shrunken Panorama"
Gold Kiss Gala: I'll Wed You 2001 Dark Beloved Cloud "Un Reve Plus Long Que La Nuit"
Comes with a Smile 11: Hope Isn't a Word 2004 Comes with a Smile "Beat the Devil"
Down in a Mirror: A Second Tribute to Jandek 2005 Summersteps Records "White Box" (Jandek cover)
The Believer 2005 CD 2005 The Believer "Pet Politics" (Silver Jews cover)
Like A Version 2 2006 Australian Broadcasting Corporation "Wild World" (The Birthday Party cover)
n/a (specially commissioned song) 2008 Weekend America "Down to the Ark"
Score! 20 Years of Merge Records: The Covers! 2009 Merge Records "Drug Life" (East River Pipe cover)
Stroke - Songs for Chris Knox 2009 Flying Nun "Brave" (Chris Knox cover)
Smooth Sounds: The Future Hits of WCKR SPGT (A 20th Anniv. Shrimper Comp.) 2010 Shrimper "Predator Eyes"
A.V. UNDERCOVER 2011 A.V. UNDERCOVER Studio "Boxcar" (Jawbreaker cover)
Our First 100 Days 2017 Secretly Group "Etruscans"
Almost Live From Joyful Noise 2017 Joyful Noise Recordings "From the Lake Trials"


Name Date Label Format
Nall's Picks 1993 Unreleased N/A[6]
Hail and Farewell, Gothenburg 1995 Unreleased N/A
Jack and Faye[7] 1996 unreleased 7"


  1. ^ Nickey, Jason (2008). "The Mountain Goats: Biography". Allmusic. Macrovision Corporation. Retrieved 2009-02-16.
  2. ^ "the Mountain Goats FAQ". Retrieved 2009-02-16.
  3. ^ "The Mountain Goats Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved March 7, 2019.
  4. ^ "The Mountain Goats Chart History: Independent Albums". Billboard. Retrieved March 7, 2019.
  5. ^ Peaks in Scotland:
  6. ^ "Three Previously Unreleased Mountain Goats Songs". Beats Per Minute. Retrieved 2017-07-24.
  7. ^ "Jack & Faye". Retrieved 2017-07-24.

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