Most of the time, I’m inclined to say: “Ugh! These cooking shows are getting out hand!” I’m also fond of saying: “Goats are the worst topic for a podcast ever! Listen to this…” So, imagine my chagrin when The Mountain Goats and a cooking show teamed up for something awesome! Such is IFC’s “Dinner with the Band.” The basic conceit is this: A band arrives to play some tracks in-studio (surrounded by, I’m guessing, some of the most awkward/lucky people the producers could find), and is served food by chef/host Sam Mason. And for something that screams vanity project, we get some pretty intimate performances from bands that seem a little bit disarmed by the whole thing.
The Mountain Goats ate a vegetarian meal of Death Metal Steaks (cauliflower steaks), Cotton Puree (cauliflower puree), Sunset Fries (chickpea fries), and Moon Over Sazerac cocktails. They performed The Life Of The World to Come’s “Isaiah 45:23,” We Shall All Be Healed’s “Cotton,” The Sunset Tree’s “Love Love Love,” and The Life of the World to Come’s “Psalms 40:2.” Follow the link to see video of the first three.