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Pocket Narratives from the Mountain Goats

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Pocket Narratives from the Mountain Goats

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Pocket Narratives from the Mountain Goats

Pocket Narratives from the Mountain Goats

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John Darnielle and Peter Hughes of the Mountain Goats. Stephen Dewall hide caption

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Songs: 'The Sunset Tree'

The Mountain Goats in Studio on Weekend Edition Saturday - 05/14/2005

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You or Your Memory

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Hast Thou Considered the Tetrapod

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When the indie band the Mountain Goats began making music in the early 1990s, their albums were recorded on a boombox and released on cassette tapes.

The group's production values have changed, but their evocative, pocket-narrative lyrics are the same. Singer-songwriter John Darnielle, possessed of a distinctive, piercing voice, looks back at his past in the songs on the band's latest album, The Sunset Tree.

Darnielle, bassist Peter Hughes, cellist Erik Friedlander and guitarist/producer John Vanderslice join Linda Wertheimer in studio 4A to play some music and talk about the album.

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Album
The Sunset Tree
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2005

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