Last week, The Mountain Goats released Beat the Champ, their ambitious, professional wrestling-focused album. Monday night, John Darnielle & co. took to Late Night with Seth Meyers to showcase their punchy new material, delivering a knockout rendition of LP track “Foreign Object”. John Cena was nowhere in sight, but the band pulled off a musical grand slam with their three-piece horn section. The band even hung around for a web-exclusive performance of “Pigs That Ran Straightaway Into the Water, Triumph Of” off of 2004’s We Shall All Be Healed. Catch the replays below.
The band will continue their tour in support of Beat the Champ tonight in North Carolina. Dates include stops at Shaky Knees Festival and Free Summer Press Festival, so check out the full itinerary here.
For his part, Darnielle was clearly pleased with his performance: