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  • Mountain Man's set at NPR Music's SXSW Tiny Desk Family Hour was among the "'Wow' Moments from SXSW 2019," said All Songs Considered. You can now watch the trio—Alexandra Sauser-Monnig, Molly Sarlé, Amelia Meath—perform three songs from the set: "AGT" from their album Magic Ship; Sarlé's "Human"; and "Grasses" by Daughter of Swords, Sauser-Monnig's new solo project. NPR's Stephen Thompson, in sharing this "softly joyful set," notes Mountain Man's "resplendent blend" and the "wonderful folk-pop songs" to come from Daughter of Swords.

  • Mountain Man's Alexandra Sauser-Monnig brought her solo project, Daughter of Swords, to the Paste Studio Austin live from the Riverview Bungalows during SXSW. She performed three songs: "Gem," the first music released from the debut Daughter of Swords album, due later this year on Nonesuch; "Grasses," another of her songs; and the shape-note tune "What Wondrous Love Is This." She also talks a bit about the tarot-card origins of the band name and working with producer Nick Sanborn of Sylvan Esso on the forthcoming album. You can watch the session here.

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    Daughter of Swords, the solo project of Alexandra Sauser-Monnig of Mountain Man, has released the track "Gem," the first peek into her solo output. The song is the first music from the debut Daughter of Swords album, due later this year on Nonesuch Records. While album details are still to come, "Gem" can be downloaded and streamed here.

    "'Gem' is about that omnipotent feeling you get when you're falling in love and the rules haven't been made yet," says Sauser-Monnig. "When everything feels possible and the world looks beautiful and shining, and at the same time, you and the world are kind of dented from human contact. This was the first song Nick Sanborn (Sylvan Esso) and I produced together. It was so much fun. To me, with its messed up little drum beat and unrelenting optimism, it feels like a romance novel in song form being played out of a tiny, broken cassette player."

     

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Daughter of Swords, the solo project of Alexandra Sauser-Monnig of Mountain Man, has released the track "Gem," the first peek into her solo output. The song is the first music from the debut Daughter of Swords album, due later this year on Nonesuch. Download and listen to the song here.

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Daughter of Swords, the solo project of Alexandra Sauser-Monnig of Mountain Man, has released the track "Gem," the first peek into her solo output. The song is the first music from the debut Daughter of Swords album, due later this year on Nonesuch Records. While album details are still to come, "Gem" can be downloaded and streamed here.

"'Gem' is about that omnipotent feeling you get when you're falling in love and the rules haven't been made yet," says Sauser-Monnig. "When everything feels possible and the world looks beautiful and shining, and at the same time, you and the world are kind of dented from human contact. This was the first song Nick Sanborn (Sylvan Esso) and I produced together. It was so much fun. To me, with its messed up little drum beat and unrelenting optimism, it feels like a romance novel in song form being played out of a tiny, broken cassette player."

 
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