To commemorate reaching 40,000 Twitter followers, John Darnielle has gifted us with a new song entitled “All Devils Here Now.” The track is actually a demo, recorded sometime between Tallahassee and We Shall All Be Healed. The song, Darnielle notes, features “actual Iowa bugs” and shares “psychic and geographic space” with other material from those albums. Indeed, it’s hard not to be struck by the subdued tone of the entire recording, as recent Mountain Goats recordings have tended towards larger, more polished arrangements.
Whatever the case, it’s a great track, and a wonderful gift for Mountain Goats fans. Have a listen: