Mountain Man is comprised of Alexandra Sauser-Monnig, Amelia Randall Meath, and Molly Erin Sarlé. The trio is sharing the demo version of “Animal Tracks.” The song is the latest single from the forthcoming deluxe reissue of their 2010 debut album, Made the Harbor, which is out November 5th via Psychic Hotline.
Mountain Man on “Animal Tracks (Greenwall Session)”
“We recorded this demo of Animal Tracks on Molly’s computer in the early summer of 2009, at Bennington College, before our first tour ever! It was part of a collection of songs we recorded that afternoon in Greenwall, a room with high high ceilings and a shiny wooden floor. We put Molly’s computer into the middle of the room, and sang into the air – and as they say – GarageBand did the rest. Thank you for listening if you do, thank you for reading if you don’t, either way, be kind to each other and don’t forget about magic.”
The deluxe version of Made the Harbor will feature a second LP’s worth of bonus material — unreleased songs, live sessions recorded at Bennington College’s Greenwall Auditorium at the inception of the project, along with covers of the Mills Brothers, Arthur Russell, and then-Vermont contemporary toothache, and more. The deluxe packaging includes a collage culled from the band’s personal collection as well as live photos from that time, and a personal essay about the record penned by Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy.
Psychic Hotline is an artist-run recording company based in Durham, NC, founded by Amelia Meath & Nick Sanborn of Sylvan Esso alongside their longtime manager, Martin Anderson. Working with Secretly Distribution and Kris Chen (Nonesuch, XL, Domino), the company seeks to create new works and reissue classic albums from their ever-expanding musical community. Led by the artist perspective, Psychic Hotline’s aim is to make the process of creating and releasing albums accessible to those who make them -reflected in radically artist-forward dealmaking, creative support, and innovative marketing approaches.
Pre-order Made The Harbor by Mountain Man HERE
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