At the heart of most Mountain Goats songs are outcasts. John Darnielle is something of a misfit himself, and he loves to sing about those that are lost in everyday life, plainly laying down their scars for everyone to see.
Transcendental Youth, the Mountain Goats’ latest, is no exception, and they take that theme to dizzying heights with the video for “Cry For Judas.” Characters appear happy, but a series of startling images immediately change the perception. If there was any doubt, there are several shots of a rat running around in a maze, as well as a Darnielle look-alike who seems to have possibly committed murder. Watch the video below.