You might not consider this to be new music but Merge Records released Mount Moriah’s, self titled, debut album from 2011 on vinyl this week. They also released a new video for Plane, one of the songs from that album.
I love this band and I am really looking forward to their really new album that is planned for release next year. In the meantime, enjoy Plane.
As always, let me know what you think.
As I type this post it’s New Years Day 2012. All of my favorite music blogs are posting their Best of 2011 picks (check out I Am Fuel You Are Friends – a link to their favorites of 2011 will be provided in my next post) so I decided to get with the program. In keeping with my plans for thebestmusicyouhaveneverheard I have chosen to take this opportunity to introduce you to Mount Moriah, my pick for best new band of 2011.
It’s been a couple of years since The Everybodyfields announced their plans to split and pursue solo careers and I have been in a funk since that announcement (more about The Everybodyfields in a future post). My discovery of Mount Moriah last year started to fill the alt country gap left by The Everybodyfields!
Mount Moriah was formed by Heather McEntire and Jenks Miller in 2010 and they released their self-titled album last year. For a review of that album check out “hear ya” at the following link (if you look around I think you can also find a couple of free tracks from the album):
Mount Moriah Review
To get an idea of what made me fall in love with the band checkout the following video from the Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival (Spring 2011):
There is a great interview available at the following link that provides a good place to start getting to know them better.
Mount Moriah Interview
It goes without saying that you also need to checkout their website which provides more videos and their tour schedule:
Mount Moriah Website
Let me know what you think.