On 2017's Goths, the Mountain Goats channel one of singer John Darnielle's favorite musical subcultures while painting its songs in lighter shades of electric piano and saxophone. For this stripped-down set, Darnielle is joined by pianist and saxophonist Matt Douglas for one tune from the new record and a pair from 2007's Get Lonely. Songs performed are "Wear Black," "In the Hidden Places" and "Get Lonely." Engineered by Andy Coco and Cody Pees. Recorded on September 11, 2017 at KDHX in St. Louis, Missouri.
Formerly known as Major & the Monbacks, this Virginia-bred sextet revels in warm and fuzzy psych-pop built on a common language of Beatles, Beach Boys and Dr. Dog LPs. Super Doppler performs the songs "Moonlight Anthems," "Sandman" and "Over and Over" from its new LP Moonlight Anthems. Recorded at KDHX in St. Louis, Missouri on August 10, 2017. Engineered by Jon Valley.