Mount Moriah Mount Moriah on LP + Download w/ Bonus Tracks
proudly announces new artist Mount Moriah
. In anticipation of their forthcoming full length album, Merge
is reissuing the band's self-released self-titled 2011 debut, available for the first time on limited edition vinyl with seven exclusive bonus tracks!
As record store clerks in Chapel Hill, NC, Heather McEntire
(of post-punk veterans Bellafea) and Jenks Miller
(of heavy-psych/metal outfit Horseback) spent their evenings creating Mount Moriah
as an outlet for their mutual interest in classic American folk and rock music. Born in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, McEntire weaves narratives into spectral tapestries imbued with the complex majesty of the South and its deep-seated spirituality.
With nods to both classic folk-rock (Neil Young, Fleetwood Mac, Carole King, Emmylou Harris) and their contemporaries (Gillian Welch, My Morning Jacket, Fleet Foxes), Mount Moriah
challenges existing traditional folk music forms with arrangements born from Miller’s interest in minimalism and sound texture.
Their 2010 EP, The Letting Go
, highlighted the band’s thematic range, moving from delicate acoustic narratives to a dark, fuzzedout, soulful stomper in just three tracks. Mount Moriah’s
self-titled debut is cut from the same cloth, offering a far-reaching and non-traditional take on classic folk themes like devotion, tribulation, redemption, and an indelible sense of place. Vinyl includes coupon for full album download plus seven bonus tracks.
Mount Moriah Mount Moriah Track Listing:
1. Only Way Out
2. Social Wedding Rings
5. Old Gowns
7. We Don't Need That Much
8. Hail, Lightning
Bonus Download Track Listing
1. Lament (Live at KCMP The Current 7/15/11)
2. Social Wedding Rings (Live at Oregon Public Broadcasting 2/23/12)
3. Only Way Out (Live at Oregon Public Broadcasting 2/23/12)
4. Reckoning (HearYa Live Session 7/11/11)
5. Honey (Live at WCBE Columbus 2/9/12)
6. Only Way Out (Live at KDHX St. Louis 2/11/12)
7. Lament (Live at KDHX St. Louis, 2/11/12)