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Mountain Man "Made The Harbor" CD

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$10.00

Meet Mountain Man. The all-female Bennington, Vermont based trio sing acappella in mesmerizing harmonies accompanied only occasionally by an acoustic guitar, producing a breathtakingly beautiful debut album ‘Made The Harbor’. These three young women’s voices reverberate straight through your bones, sounding both as old as the hills and utterly original.

Mountain Man describe themselves as “a creature growing from the mouths of” band members Molly Erin Sarle, Alexandra Sauser-Monnig and Amelia Randall Meath. The three met at Bennington College, Vermont, but it was not until Molly visited Alexandra during a term off that the seeds of Mountain Man were sown. At the sound of Molly playing Dog Song in the living room of their shared house, Amelia rushed down the stairs and demanded she taught it to her. At this point, Molly and Amelia were not yet friends, but they shared the bond of mutual heartbreak and Amelia trapped Molly in her room upstairs where she sang Dog Song over and over until she felt she could remember it well enough to teach Alexandra. It wasn’t until Molly came back to Bennington for school in the Spring that all three sang together for the first time. Molly and Amelia are still in school,
studying Performance and Gender, and Theatre and Performance, respectively. Alex graduated in the spring of 2009 with a degree in Literature and Visual Arts. She is now a nanny for two wonderful children.

The music of Mountain Man is nestled in the tradition of American folk, but shoots like diamond dust out of the nest into the high, wide atmosphere. Their songs are shaped by three searching voices, encompassing harmonies and a shared belief in and love of the world. They are mutually moved to sing by their love for people, and for trees, birds and mountains, the ocean, the night, the moon, and being a woman. They all love the rambling, rumbling, rolling summer. Each member of the group writes for the band. Their haunting, harmony-laden music combines elements of folk, country and traditional American music, while setting up camp alongside the likes of Fleet Foxes, Bon Iver and Joanna Newsom.

Recorded in an abandoned factory from the turn of the 20th century, each track of ‘Made the Harbor’ evokes the feeling of being in the room with the band as the record plays, and demands intimacy between the music and the listener. ‘Made the Harbor’ is an album to swim home to, and to sail away with.

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