"[Death metal] is a very passionate music. It's also really dark and gory--and I like that stuff." - John Darnielle, of the Mountain Goats. DL Andersoni hide caption

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John Darnielle's new book is Wolf In White Van. DL Anderson/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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More than 10 years ago, John Darnielle of The Mountain Goats made a career-defining record with the crudest possible tools. D.L. Anderson/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Members of the Mountain Goats perform live at the 2013 Newport Folk Festival. Adam Kissick/NPR hide caption

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Graveyard (clockwise from upper left), Martha Wainwright, Flying Lotus, Sera Cahoone, and Cody ChesnuTT. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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All Songs Considered

Fall Music Preview

Preview some of fall's most anticipated new albums from Flying Lotus, Cody ChesnuTT and more.

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