During 2020, The Mountain Goats proved they weren’t going to slow down. Dropping multiple releases throughout the year. With that their full length Getting Into Knives offered up a broader sound while elevating the band in the process. Of the songs that struck a nerve “Get Famous” was one that really ignited the band’s newfound sound. The other night the band took the song over to The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and really showed up with an epic performance.
The band housed in a studio, things kick off with a full sound between the keys and the other instruments on hand. John Darnielle sings brightly as he’s backed by brass and the band rolls in alongside them all. The full sound coming from the group has a heightened tone as they sound stronger than they have in years. The song is already filled with hooks yet here you get more involved as you can see them deliver its wonderful sound in a live setting.
The performance is ready to view above or on YouTube. Getting Into Knives can be purchased on multiple formats directly from Merge Records. The Mountain Goats are back on tour and set to appear at The Orange Peel in Asheville, NC on April 30 until May 19 in Royal Oak, MI at Royal Oak Music Theatre. Their complete list of tour dates can be accessed here.
Image Credits: Photo by Jade Wilson.