Watch: The Mountain Goats captivate Colbert

In the latest example of Stephen Colbert’s flexing his mad musical muscle, last night’s edition (Oct. 6) of The Colbert Report featured none other than the John Darnielle- led The Mountain Goats. As was the case for the Flaming Lips a few weeks earlier, the appearance saw both an interview — highlighted by Colbert referring to Darnielle as “arty, liberal type” — and a musical performance — The Goats shared one songs off their newly released 17th studio album, The Life of the World to Come.), a full band rendition of the album’s first single, “Genesis 3:23”. and a solo piano performance of the subdued and solemn closer, “Ezekiel 7 and the Permanent Efficacy Of Grace”.

Colbert bump? Duh.

In equally awesome news, Colbert is streaming the Goats’ new album for 24 hours at


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