The Life of the World to Come, the new and frequently heartbreaking record from the Mountain Goats, is out next Tuesday. Starting tomorrow, the Colbert Report will be streaming the album in advance of John Darnielle’s scheduled October 6th appearance on the show. And this Sunday, Housing Works will host Darnielle and Brick director Rian Craig Johnson, who earlier this year shot a video of Darneille performing the entirety of Life of the World in a rented hall at Pomona College. Johnson’s a big Mountain Goats fan–he once directed the video to Get Lonely‘s “Woke Up New,” and on his blog he calls Darnielle’s newest “beautiful.” The idea here was to capture “what’s so special about seeing John perform live,” Johnson writes:
A full length version of the video will be made available very soon online (the label is working out the hows of it now) but in the meanwhile if you’re in NYC, come on down to a screening we’re doing on the 4th. John and I will be there for a q&a.
This one will almost certainly fill up quickly, so get there early. We’ll be the ones slightly ahead of you in line.