So on the pending release of All Eternals Deck, the new Mountain Goats LP -- which is temporarily available for (free! legal!) streaming courtesy of NPR -- here is my favorite track off their last album, The Life Of The World To Come. And by "favorite" I mean "the only track I really remember enjoying." I didn't much care for the album on a general basis and that one song describing someone slowly dying of cancer in a hospital bed made sure I would never put the album on again, except for maybe this song.
You know what, scratch that, I like Isaiah 45:23" (yes, every song is named after a Bible verse) but that's really only because the "I won't get better/but someday I'll be free/Because I am not this body/that imprisons me" lines pretty much describe John Darnielle's dark optimism perfectly.
So here's "Psalm 40:2". This was from a movie shot specifically for the album, by Rian Johnson (director of Brick,) who also shot the video for "Woke Up New" off Get Lonely. Which is, coincidentally, another Mountain Goats album I can't bear to listen to. But this time, outside of depressives and people who just went through a breakup, I don't think anyone really listens to Get Lonely.
We're off track again. "Psalms 40:2". Go.