John Darnielle from The Mountain Goats has just posted a new video for “The Legend of Chavo Guerrero” HERE.
Directed by Scott Jacobson, the video stars the Mountain Goats band along with Rob Corddry, Ted Travelstead, and Chavo Guerrero himself!
John Darnielle wrote of his excitement at this development:
“I consider myself pretty decent with words, but I don’t think I can find the right ones to say what a profound experience it was to hear Chavo say “any time, brother” over the phone from his home in Arizona, and to meet up with him in L.A. and get stories from him about his dad Gory and about the old days at the Olympic, and to finally shoot this video, in which he rescues me from a certain beatdown even though my character’s playing the heel. I don’t wanna stand between you all and and Scott Jacobson’s awesome video much longer, but before you go check it out, please join me in raising a glass to Chavo Guerrero: champion not only in name but in his word and deed, and now a friend. The video features Chavo and me and Rob Corddry and Jon Wurster and Peter Hughes and was the most fun thing to make, as you’ll see, and not telling you all that I had actually met and worked with Chavo Guerrero has been total torture for the past month-plus, so please: enjoy!
The Mountain Goats will be heading to the UK in November to support their new album, Beat The Champ, which is in stores world-wide. Find it on CD and double-LP in the Merge store, at your local record shop, or digitally at iTunes, Amazon, Rdio, Google Play, eMusic, and Spotify.
Also, “Blood Capsules” and “Dub Capsules,” the two songs on the bonus 12-inch that was packaged with the deluxe LP of Beat the Champ, are now available for streaming and download.
The Mountain Goats – UK & Ireland Tour dates:
Nov 12 Leeds – Brudenell Social Club
Nov 13 Glasgow – Art School
Nov 14 Dublin – Whelans
Nov 15 Manchester – Gorilla
Nov 17 Bristol – Trinity
Nov 18 Brighton – Komedia
Nov 19 London – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire