The Mountain Goats - Sondz


The Mountain Goats are an American band formed in Claremont, California, by singer-songwriter John Darnielle. The band is currently based in Durham, North Carolina. For many years, the sole member of the Mountain Goats was Darnielle, despite the plural moniker. Although he remains the core member of the band, he has worked with a variety of collaborators over time, including bassist and vocalist Peter Hughes, drummer Jon Wurster, multi-instrumentalist Matt Douglas, singer-songwriter Franklin Bruno, bassist and vocalist Rachel Ware, singer-songwriter/producer John Vanderslice, guitarist Kaki King, and multi-instrumentalist Annie Clark.

Throughout the 1990s, the Mountain Goats were known for producing low-fidelity home recordings (most notably, on a cassette deck boombox) and releasing recordings in cassette or vinyl 7-inch formats. Since 2002, the Mountain Goats have adopted a more polished approach, often recording studio albums with a full band.


Formed1991, in Claremont
AreaUnited States
Years active30
Label(s)[no label]Merge Records4ADShrimper Records3 Beads of SweatEmperor Jones RecordsAjaxRemote ControlDaytrotterYoYo


Scott Solter
Scott SolterRecordingMixProducerProducer (additional)Hammered dulcimerEngineerPercussion
Matt Ross-Spang
Matt Ross-SpangMixProducerEngineerRecording
Chris Boerner
Chris BoernerMixEngineer
Brandon Eggleston
Brandon EgglestonProducerRecordingRecording (assistant)
John Vanderslice
John VandersliceCreditProducerRecordingBackground vocals
Tony Doogan
Tony DooganMixProducer (co)Recording
Ian Schreier
Ian SchreierEngineer (assistant)
Wesley Graham
Wesley GrahamEngineer (assistant)
Owen Pallett
Owen PallettProducer
Lowell Reynolds
Lowell ReynoldsEngineer (assistant)