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The Mountain Goats album Tallahassee was the first on which it sounded like an actual band. After releasing several solo cassette recordings on small labels, leader John Darnielle recorded Tallahassee in an actual studio, with backing musicians and released it on an indie label of note, 4AD. Ten years since its release, it is now regarded as one of Darnielle's best albums. To commemorate the milestone anniversary, indie label Crooked Neighbor just released Tallahassee Turns 10: A Mountain Goats Cover Album, which features myriad indie bands covering tracks from the original record. Standout tracks include Kimya Dawson's “Game Shows Touch Our Lives” and “Ethiopians” (cut from the Goats' album) by Bomb the Music Industry!