Flyer for Secret Mountains record release by David Van… click to RSVP!!
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Friends Records and U+N Present: Secret Mountains LP release show!!
Jacober Which Magic
Join friends and friends of friends to celebrate the release of the debut LP from Baltimore’s Secret Mountains:
Friends Records presents the debut long player from Baltimore’s Secret Mountains, a young sextet whose handful of EPs and singles have captured a new take on an ancient yearn for psychedelic exploration via the deep soul, heavy pop and lush noise they’ve grown up engulfed in.
Rainer is the dark answer to each member’s storm, prompting listeners to roar through their own tempestuous experiences. It is an inclement but brave battle fought by the authoritative percussion of Chris Muccioli, the calculated frenzy of Jeffery Silverstein and Cory Lawrence’s guitars, Kelly Laughlin’s commanding soul-gaze vocals, the sub-earth bass of Alex Jones and the blinding glow of Jake Winstanley’s keys.
The debut record was recorded at Chris and Mickey Freeland’s Beat Babies Studio outside of Baltimore, and was mastered by Paul Gold at Salt Mastering. Art and design are by Chris Muccioli, and the limited vinyl release is hand numbered and accompanied by a download code for the full album in their choice of file type.
Flooded by the squalls of Arbouretum, the interstellar hail of Celebration, the thunder and lightning of Wye Oak and the howling rage of Sri Aurobindo, Baltimore’s psychedelic downpour has been bountiful. Secret Mountains offer a new ark to voyage the cosmos, a heavy path that starts deep in the grooves of Rainer.
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TRUE WIDOW (Heavy stonegaze from TX, on Kemando… FACEBOOK)
SECRET MOUNTAINS (Friends Records… FACEBOOK)
WILD HONEY (new band, 4AD style)
As pollen season begins to rear its ugly head and the allergy-ridden among us prepare to stay hermits just a few months longer after winter, simpatico musical companions are a must. It’s only fitting that True Widow’s second record, As High as the Highest Heavens and from the Center to the Circumference of the Earth (we’ll abbreviate that title from here on), is a warming headphone album for a bleak snowfall (or a pollen-dusting), moody and dreamy chords crushed by a rumbling low-end.
The self-described “stonegaze” trio from Dallas is as hushed as it is ribcage-rattling. Imagine Low doing heavier, maybe even slower stoner-rock covers of their own songs, all that hurt with the volume turned way up. True Widow is a band that uses volume as an instrument — not for noise, not for metallic machismo, but a way to convey the weight of the world. (… MORE HERE)
Arbouretum’s record release party tonite has been moved to the downstairs of the Ottobar. IT IS STILL FREE!!
Lots of people have voiced their concerns about being able to get in, so rest assured, now you will definitely be able to do so.