Let us state now for the record, that we here at Prefix are beginning to grow a little tired of John Darnielles exclusionary practices of late. The trouble began this past April, when Darnielle decided to release the Australia-only Babylon Springs EP in support of the Mountain Goats Australia/New Zealand tour that month. Now, were aware that Beggars Banquet, who released the disc, made it available to stores in the US who buy from them direct, and yes, weve even heard rumors that music can now be shared over the Internet making this a non-issue in reality. However, we maintain that this is a matter of principle, and we are very, very disappointed.
Darnielles picky-choosy antics continue tonight as hes set to launch a blink-and-youll-miss-it, West Coast-only tour. Check to see if your city is one of the chosen few:
06-08 Vancouver, BC Richards on Richards
06-09 Seattle, WA Neumos *
06-10 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge *
06-12 San Francisco, CA Bottom of the Hill *
06-13 San Francisco, CA Bottom of the Hill *
06-14 West Hollywood, CA Troubadour *
06-15 San Diego, CA The Casbah *
*with Barbara Morganstern
Get Lonely the new Mountain Goats album due out August 22 on 4AD is, at least for now, still scheduled for a proper world-wide release.
Prefix Review: The Mountain Goats [The Sunset Tree]