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    Daughter of Swords, Solo Project of Mountain Man's Alexandra Sauser-Monnig, Releases Track "Gem"

    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 on iTunes now and heard below via Spotify, Apple Music, and YouTube.

    "'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."

    Mountain Man will be in Austin for the SXSW Music Festival next week ahead of its US tour, which kicks off next week as well. Daughter of Swords will be special guest of Sylvan Esso at the Beacon Theatre in New York City on November 17 and 18. For all of the latest tour details, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.

    You can pick up a copy of Mountain Man's Nonesuch debut album, Magic Ship, or stream it here. You can do the same with the trio's just-released takes of two John Denver songs, with a photo of a very Denverian Alexandra Sauser-Monnig on the cover, here.

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Daughter of Swords, Solo Project of Mountain Man's Alexandra Sauser-Monnig, Releases Track "Gem"

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Daughter of Swords, the solo project of Mountain Man's Alexandra Sauser-Monnig, 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. While album details are still to come, "Gem" can be downloaded on iTunes now and heard streaming here. Daughter of Swords will open for Sylvan Esso at NYC's Beacon Theatre in November.

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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 on iTunes now and heard below via Spotify, Apple Music, and YouTube.

"'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."

Mountain Man will be in Austin for the SXSW Music Festival next week ahead of its US tour, which kicks off next week as well. Daughter of Swords will be special guest of Sylvan Esso at the Beacon Theatre in New York City on November 17 and 18. For all of the latest tour details, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.

You can pick up a copy of Mountain Man's Nonesuch debut album, Magic Ship, or stream it here. You can do the same with the trio's just-released takes of two John Denver songs, with a photo of a very Denverian Alexandra Sauser-Monnig on the cover, here.

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