MP3: Listen to A-side of New Mount Moriah Single

Mount Moriah

Single drops in October via Merge.

By Blurt Staff

They’re one of our favorite North Carolina bands on one of our favorite NC labels – hey, gotta support the home team! – and they’ve got a terrific new single set to arrive next month. That would be Mount Moriah, who have a single due on Merge: “Calvander” b/w “Baby Blue” and “Plane (live)”. You can check out the A-side below (via Stereogum).

And go HERE to read our 2013 interview with the upstart roots/folk band’s Heather McEntire and Jenks Miller, conducted around the time of their brilliant album Miracle Temple. Of the group often being cast as “traditionalists” by reviewers, McEntire was circumspect, saying, “Traditional, that’s another one of those words I don’t totally understand. The  country music I grew up listening to, it was so programmed. All of the stories were just recycled. You could not know the song but know the song and start singing. I like what we’re doing with playing with those more traditional formats and introducing more darkness and things that are harder to digest.”

McEntire, incidentally, recently paired up with fellow Tarheel rocker Michael Rank for his new album Horsehair. Read our review of it HERE.

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