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Hear Mountain Goats' Collaboration With Classical Vocal Quartet Anonymous 4 And Owen Pallett

Last week, attendees of the Ecstatic Music Festival were treated to something special: Mountain Goats performed a new song cycle called Transcendental Youth, which featured heavy collaborations with Owen Pallett and a classical vocal quarter called 4 Anonymous. It seemed like it would be something only people who were there could talk about. Until now: NPR is streaming the whole thing right now. It's 90 minutes long, and while it takes a long time before John Darnielle's usual rock poetry comes in, the latter portions sound exactly like how you'd think Mountain Goats would sound with a classical quartet.   

There's no word on if this will be put to a new album, but never count out anything like this when it comes to Mountain Goats albums. 

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