MOURN has shared their new EP Over the Wall, out, now via Captured Tracks. The release is a collection of 4 covers and 1 unreleased track from their sophomore album, Ha, Ha, He! (2016). Wednesday, at the Knitting Factory, they played their first stateside show since the release of their breakout debut in 2014–a delay that was brought on by legal issues with their Spanish label. This group of wunderkinds has seen more misfortune at the hands of the music industry in just a couple years than many groups see in an entire career. Their return to North American will allow them to finally play Ha, Ha, He! live for audiences in North America since it was released in 2016.
Over the Wall
(September 8th – Captured Tracks)
1. Angines (Unreleased)
2. Over the Wall (by Echo & The Bunnymen)
3. The Fire (by The Sound)
4. Color Me Impressed (by The Replacements)
5. Whatever (by Husker Dü)
09/09 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade (Purgatory Room)
09/10 – Knoxville, TN – Pilot Light
09/11 – Columbus, OH – Double Happiness
09/12 – Chicago, IL – Beat Kitchen
09/13 – Detroit, MI – Marble Bar
09/14 – Toronto, ON – The Smiling Buddha
09/15 – Montreal, QC – Pop Montreal (La Vitrola)
09/17 – Los Angeles, CA – The Regent Theater
MOURN are a group of Catalonian teenagers who craft authentic guitar-based music in an era when it’s considered almost unfashionable. Since their 2014 self-titled debut, the band has faced upsetting circumstances, both personally and professionally, that no artist should have to deal with, especially so early in what promises to be a long and fruitful career. When dealing with such a young band, you worry about the effects of early hype on their future; however, as the band’s 2016 sophomore release Ha, Ha, He! proved, we never needed to worry about MOURN’s path to create good music.
There have been some unfortunate setbacks for the young band. A legal dispute with their previous Spanish label forbade them from touring, forcing them to remain absent or turn away all opportunities brought forth by the 2016 release of their fantastic 2nd LP. Now with their legal troubles finally behind them, MOURN, continue their North American tour on September 9th in Atlanta, GA.