The Mountain Goats have completed their first album for 4AD, titled Tallahassee. Tony Doogan recorded the album at Tarbox studios in upstate New York (where the Flaming Lips and Mercury Rev record). The Mountain Goat's John Darnielle says: "The album is a series of songs involving a couple of characters I've been writing about/through for a long time. They're a married couple permanently on the cusp of divorce, and they move to various remote areas of the country to try and flee from themselves... Where it all comes to a boil is in Tallahassee, in a crumbling house they occupy together while drinking themselves into the ground, and that's what the songs on the album are about. Tallahassee is 14 songs about the bad things that go on in the house they buy on Southwood Plantation Road."
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