The Mountain Goats' John Darnielle talks about the new album with

The Mountain Goats are on tour and as previously announced are debuting new songs at these shows before they are even recorded. talked to John after their sold-out Austin, TX show about the new songs and how fatherhood hasn't made him go soft.

Watch a fan video below of the Mountain Goats performing "The Diaz Brothers" live in Houston.

The Mountain Goats' Merge debut All Eternals Deck is available now on CD, LP and digital download in the Merge store.

The Mountain Goats on tour:
* = w/ Nurses
Jan 24 Orlando, FL – The Social*
Jan 25 Tampa, FL – Crowbar*
Jan 27 St. Augustine, FL – The Original Cafe Eleven*
Jan 28 Atlanta, GA – The Earl*
Jan 30 Athens, GA – 40 Watt Club*
Jan 31 Charlotte, NC – Visulite Theatre*
Feb 02 Asheville, NC – Grey Eagle*
Feb 04 Saxapahaw, NC – The Haw River Ballroom*
Mar 09 Denton, TX – 35 Denton Festival*
Mar 13 New York, NY – Carnegie Hall: “The Music of the Rolling Stones: Hot Rocks 1964–1971”
Mar 24 New York, NY – Ecstatic Music Festival w/ Anonymous 4
Apr 02 London, UK – The Barbican w/ Anonymous 4