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Interview: The Mountain Goats' John Darnielle
Interview: The Mountain Goats' John Darnielle

John Darnielle moved for the first time in seven years last summer. His moves are unique, not just because they're rare, but because they typically precipitate a new musical direction. "For me moving, is always a big opportunity. It's just a enough of a shift in outlook that every time I move, it seems to open something up," he said. When he entered his new living room in Durham, N.C., he found a natural reverb and started writing a song that would become part of his new album, "All Eternals Deck." He and his band, The Mountain Goats, perform Friday at the 9:30 Club in Washington. "It had a totally different vibe — cowboy gothic horror —...