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  • August 14, 2018

    Mountain Man embarks on a fourteen-city US tour—its first in six years—this October, following the release of the acclaimed band's first album in eight years, Magic Ship, on September 21, 2018. The tour starts in Washington, DC, on October 22 and runs through November 17, making stops in Brooklyn, Chicago, Seattle, Los Angeles, and more. A new visual for the album track "Window" can now be seen here.

  • August 9, 2018

    The acclaimed trio Mountain Man's first album in eight years, Magic Ship, will be released on September 21, 2018, via Nonesuch Records (Bella Union in Europe). The record, their first for Nonesuch, includes eleven original songs written by the trio, plus interpretations of Ted Lucas' "Baby Where You Are," Michael Hurley's "Blue Mountain," and the traditional hymn "Bright Morning Stars." Three tracks from the album—"Window," "Rang Tang Ring Toon," and "Stella"—are available now. Nonesuch Store pre-orders also include a limited-edition, signed print; bundle options include an exclusive tote bag.

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  • The acclaimed trio Mountain Man's first album in eight years, Magic Ship, will be released on September 21, 2018, via Nonesuch Records (via Bella Union in Europe). The record, their first for Nonesuch, includes eleven original songs written by the trio—Amelia Meath, Alexandra Sauser-Monnig, and Molly Sarlé—as well as interpretations of Ted Lucas' "Baby Where You Are," Michael Hurley's "Blue Mountain," and the traditional hymn "Bright Morning Stars." 

    Magic Ship is available to pre-order with instant downloads of the album tracks "Window," "Rang Tang Ring Toon," and "Stella." Additionally, all Nonesuch Store pre-orders include a limited-edition print signed by the band; bundle options include an exclusive tote bag.

    Pitchfork said Mountain Man's beloved 2010 debut, Made the Harbor, "feels like a private performance of friends only out to please themselves. But if you promise to sit quietly and listen, you're more than welcome to stay." The trio had formed shortly before its release, during their Vermont college years. "We all have this secret access to each other's feelings, whether or not we're singing. That is what creates the alchemy when we are singing together," says Sarlé.

    The three musicians went in different directions after the Made the Harbor tour: Meath moved to Durham, North Carolina and eventually started Sylvan Esso. Sarlé headed for a Zen center in California. Sauser-Monnig first moved to Minnesota, then to a farm in North Carolina. They eventually all ended up in North Carolina, spending time together as old friends.

    They reunited as a band last summer at the Eaux Claires music festival, on a tiny, cabin-like stage tucked into a forest, in front of an unusually large audience hanging on every note. Meath says, "When the first Eaux Claires happened, I realized it was the perfect place for Mountain Man to play, if Mountain Man was ever going to play again. Cute boys stood in stinging nettles to hear us. So many people cried. And it felt really good, just like it always did."

    Mountain Man reconvened a few months later at Meath's home studio in Durham to begin what would become Magic Ship. Sauser-Monnig explains, "We all got together at Molly's house in the wintertime, on one of the snowy days that rarely happen in North Carolina. We built a fire in the wood stove and shared a handful of songs that felt like they could be right for Mountain Man. It happened really naturally, and all of those songs ended up being on the record."

    "It feels amazing when we sing together, and we wanted to see if that was enough to carry a whole record. Could we just sing these songs and record them and make an album? Once we played these songs for each other, we knew the record was going to be great," agrees Sarlé.

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Mon, Oct 22
Washington, DC
Sixth & I Historic Synagogue
Mon, Oct 22
Washington, DC
Sixth & I Historic Synagogue
Tue, Oct 23
Philadelphia, PA
World Cafe Live
Tue, Oct 23
Philadelphia, PA
World Cafe Live
Thu, Oct 25
Brooklyn, NY
Music Hall of Williamsburg
Thu, Oct 25
Brooklyn, NY
Music Hall of Williamsburg
Sat, Oct 27
Cambridge, MA
The Sinclair
Sat, Oct 27
Cambridge, MA
The Sinclair
Mon, Oct 29
Ann Arbor, MI
The Ark
Mon, Oct 29
Ann Arbor, MI
The Ark
Tue, Oct 30
Chicago, IL
Old Town School of Folk Music
Tue, Oct 30
Chicago, IL
Old Town School of Folk Music
Thu, Nov 1
Minneapolis, MN
Cedar Cultural Center
Thu, Nov 1
Minneapolis, MN
Cedar Cultural Center
Fri, Nov 2
Omaha, NE
Waiting Room
Fri, Nov 2
Omaha, NE
Waiting Room
Sat, Nov 3
Denver, CO
Bluebird Theater
Sat, Nov 3
Denver, CO
Bluebird Theater
Mon, Nov 5
Seattle, WA
St. Mark's Cathedral
Mon, Nov 5
Seattle, WA
St. Mark's Cathedral
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Mountain Man's Nonesuch debut album, Magic Ship—a reflection on the joys, follies, and oddities of existence—is the band's second album. The songs on Magic Ship distill eight years of experience since their 2010 debut album, Made the Harbor, of sights seen, pleasures had, feelings hurt, forgiveness extended. "Mountain Man share that rare, innate gift of almost supernatural harmonizing," says NPR. "Hauntingly beautiful." Pre-order to download three tracks now and get an exclusive, autographed print. Bundle options include a Nonesuch Store–exclusive Magic Ship tote bag.

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The acclaimed trio Mountain Man's first album in eight years, Magic Ship, will be released on September 21, 2018, via Nonesuch Records (via Bella Union in Europe). The record, their first for Nonesuch, includes eleven original songs written by the trio—Amelia Meath, Alexandra Sauser-Monnig, and Molly Sarlé—as well as interpretations of Ted Lucas' "Baby Where You Are," Michael Hurley's "Blue Mountain," and the traditional hymn "Bright Morning Stars." 

Magic Ship is available to pre-order with instant downloads of the album tracks "Window," "Rang Tang Ring Toon," and "Stella." Additionally, all Nonesuch Store pre-orders include a limited-edition print signed by the band; bundle options include an exclusive tote bag.

Pitchfork said Mountain Man's beloved 2010 debut, Made the Harbor, "feels like a private performance of friends only out to please themselves. But if you promise to sit quietly and listen, you're more than welcome to stay." The trio had formed shortly before its release, during their Vermont college years. "We all have this secret access to each other's feelings, whether or not we're singing. That is what creates the alchemy when we are singing together," says Sarlé.

The three musicians went in different directions after the Made the Harbor tour: Meath moved to Durham, North Carolina and eventually started Sylvan Esso. Sarlé headed for a Zen center in California. Sauser-Monnig first moved to Minnesota, then to a farm in North Carolina. They eventually all ended up in North Carolina, spending time together as old friends.

They reunited as a band last summer at the Eaux Claires music festival, on a tiny, cabin-like stage tucked into a forest, in front of an unusually large audience hanging on every note. Meath says, "When the first Eaux Claires happened, I realized it was the perfect place for Mountain Man to play, if Mountain Man was ever going to play again. Cute boys stood in stinging nettles to hear us. So many people cried. And it felt really good, just like it always did."

Mountain Man reconvened a few months later at Meath's home studio in Durham to begin what would become Magic Ship. Sauser-Monnig explains, "We all got together at Molly's house in the wintertime, on one of the snowy days that rarely happen in North Carolina. We built a fire in the wood stove and shared a handful of songs that felt like they could be right for Mountain Man. It happened really naturally, and all of those songs ended up being on the record."

"It feels amazing when we sing together, and we wanted to see if that was enough to carry a whole record. Could we just sing these songs and record them and make an album? Once we played these songs for each other, we knew the record was going to be great," agrees Sarlé.

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Tour

Mon, Oct 22
Washington, DC
Sixth & I Historic Synagogue
Mon, Oct 22
Washington, DC
Sixth & I Historic Synagogue
Tue, Oct 23
Philadelphia, PA
World Cafe Live
Tue, Oct 23
Philadelphia, PA
World Cafe Live
Thu, Oct 25
Brooklyn, NY
Music Hall of Williamsburg
Thu, Oct 25
Brooklyn, NY
Music Hall of Williamsburg
Sat, Oct 27
Cambridge, MA
The Sinclair
Sat, Oct 27
Cambridge, MA
The Sinclair
Mon, Oct 29
Ann Arbor, MI
The Ark
Mon, Oct 29
Ann Arbor, MI
The Ark
Tue, Oct 30
Chicago, IL
Old Town School of Folk Music
Tue, Oct 30
Chicago, IL
Old Town School of Folk Music
Thu, Nov 1
Minneapolis, MN
Cedar Cultural Center
Thu, Nov 1
Minneapolis, MN
Cedar Cultural Center
Fri, Nov 2
Omaha, NE
Waiting Room
Fri, Nov 2
Omaha, NE
Waiting Room
Sat, Nov 3
Denver, CO
Bluebird Theater
Sat, Nov 3
Denver, CO
Bluebird Theater
Mon, Nov 5
Seattle, WA
St. Mark's Cathedral
Mon, Nov 5
Seattle, WA
St. Mark's Cathedral
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