Mount Moriah are going to go down a storm! They are Heather McEntire and Jenks Millerdue a duo from North Carolina who found a kindred interest in classic American folk back in 2005 when they first met. Their post punk / metal backgrounds have given them a great ear to re-interpret roots music through. Their self-titled debut album due out on 12th April (on import in the UK) is literally ground-breaking!
Their music ranges from the slow and gentle acoustic to darker depths reminiscent of Julie Doiron and Cat power. There is no doubt it is far-reaching and out there…and it is so goddamn beautiful, helped, in my case, by Heather McEntire’s great voice! The videos to the following tracks are testament to a mighty new duo!
Mount Moriah features guest instrumentation by members of St. Vincent, Megafaun, Bowerbirds and other fellow North Carolina-based musicians.
The Letting Go
All I can say is we need a UK label to sign them and get’em over here!
Tour Dates (US)
April 08 | Raleigh NC @ WKNC studios 88.1fm, “Local Beat” live (www.wknc.org), 5pm
April 10 | Chapel Hill NC @ WXYC studios 89.3fm, “Backyard BBQ” live (www.wxyc.org), 8pm
April 12 | *international street date at your local record store for “Mount Moriah” (CD/DVD)*
April 15 | Durham NC @ WUNC studios 91.5fm “State of Things” live (www.wunc.org), 12noon
April 15 | Carrboro NC @ Cats Cradle (FREE Album Release Party) w/ The Moaners, Filthybird
April 22 | Pittsboro NC @ Shakori Hills, 1pm
April 22 | Greensboro NC @ Legitimate Business, “WUAG presents” w/ Veelee & TBA, 9pm
April 29 | Asheville NC @ The LAB w/ Kovacs & the Polar Bear, The Tender Fruit