Two great tastes that taste great together: Rian Johnson and The
Mountain Goats. Johnson is a terrific young filmmaker whose movies Brick and
The
Brothers Bloom
I’m sure you’ve seen. The Mountain
Goats is a band headed by (and more or less totally the work of) John
Darnielle. Recently Rian filmed a very intimate Mountain Goats
performance of the band’s new album, style="font-style: italic;"> style="font-weight: bold;">The Life of the World to Come,
which has had a very limited theatrical run and was released as a
limited DVD on Record Store Day this year. Rian’s been a fan of The
Mountain Goats for some time, and actually directed a video for the song
Woke Up
New
a
couple of years ago.

The film is available free on
Pitchfork for a limited time; I’ve attempted to embed the whole thing
below, but I don’t know if it works. If not, href="http://pitchfork.com/tv/#/episode/2527-the-mountain-goats/1">click
here to watch the entire performance.


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