The Mountain Goats: Life of the World to Come

Apr 17, 2010

(Rian Johnson, USA, 2010, Digi-Beta, 60 min)

Co-presented by Easy Street Records

Exclusive door prizes to be raffled off before the show, including a poster and copy of the upcoming limited-edition DVD, both signed by John Darnielle!

Join us for the DVD release of this documentary about The Mountain Goats frontman John Darnielle as he returns to Pomona College—where he performed Bach minuets as an 8-year-old piano student—in The Life Of The World To Come, playing last year's Bible-based concept record of the same name in solo and duet performances. Filmed by Rian Johnson (Brick, The Brothers Bloom), Life Of The World To Come shows Darnielle in his usual live element, stripping his confessionals/narratives until there's nothing left but his defiant nasally voice and minimal accompaniment on vocals by Rachel from the Bright Mountain Choir.

It’s a simple, unfussy document of one of our greatest living songwriters wrestling with his faith through gorgeous music.

In honor of World Record Store Day, Life of the World to Come will be available for sale on DVD on April 17 only.  Find out more at

Read a preview of the film at KEXP's blog

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