The Mountain Goats & The Extra Lens get Merged
Merge Records took another step toward complete world domination today when it was announced that the Durham, N.C. indie powerhouse have signed The Mountain Goats and The Extra Lens to it's ever expanding roster. The first release planned from the new signing is Undercard from The Extra Lens, a collaboration between John Darnielle (The Mountain Goats) and Fraknlin Bruno (Nothing Painted Blue) to be released on October 19th. Undercard is the follow up to 2000's Martial Arts Weekend when the band was known as The Extra Glenns. We have no idea what precipitated the name change, but we're digging on the album track, Only Existing Footage.
[MP3/Stream] The Extra Lens - Only Existing Footage
[Video] The Extra Glenns - Baltimore
Live @ The Amstel Festival 7/12/02