So Two Roaches And John Darnielle Walk Into a Gutter

10.10.12 Andy Cush

Here is “Roaches,” the  latest animation from Phil Matarese, the guy who brought you the charming mumblecore-style short about subway rats we covered last month. This time around it’s two cucarachas sippin’ on a Slurpee, talking to their insectoid idol–who just happens to be voiced by John Darnielle, leader of the Mountain Goats and one of the most brilliant songwriters of his generation. While this one doesn’t have quite as many chuckles as “Rats,” Darnielle’s guest appearance makes up for it–it just makes me like the guy even more.