Check Out: The Mountain Goats – "Thucydides II-58"

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Celebrating the massive achievement of reaching 25,000 Twitter followers, The Mountain GoatsJohn Darnielle has offered up a previously unreleased song for download. The “first explicitly ancient-world-related song in some time”, “Thucydides II-58” is a return to Darnielle’s lo-fi origins, with the track comprised of an acoustic guitar and Darnielle’s poignant vocals. Check it out below, and head here to download your own copy.

The Mountain Goats – “Thucydides II-58”

If you’ve liked what you heard here, expect more in the near future. In another Tweet, Darnielle wrote, “This song was what we call a ‘false start’, I had a whole concept for a project I’ll be announcing soon but it went in another direction.” As always, stay tuned to CoS for more.

The Mountain Goats’ latest album, All Eternals Deck, is out now.


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