Look at Me Don't Look at Me

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Mountain Man's Look at Me Don’t Look at Me was recorded live at Saint Mark’s Cathedral in Seattle in November 2018, capturing the intimacy of the band’s live shows. The recording includes songs from the trio's Nonesuch album Magic Ship and its 2010 debut, Made the Harbor; covers of Fiona Apple's "Hot Knife" and Michael Hurley’s "Blue Mountain"; and the group’s singularly quirky banter. "One of our favorite things in life is singing together to a bunch of people in a room," says the band. "We hope this recording brings you some of the joy you may have been missing until the next time we can all be together."

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Mountain Man—the trio of Amelia Meath, Alexandra Sauser-Monnig, and Molly Sarlé—released Look at Me Don’t Look at Me, a live album recorded in November 2018 at Saint Mark’s Cathedral in Seattle, August 7, 2020, on Nonesuch Records. The live recording captures the band’s intimate touring shows in support of its acclaimed Nonesuch release, Magic Ship, and features tracks from that album, as well as songs from the trio’s 2010 debut, Made the Harbor; Molly Sarle's “Human”; a cover of Fiona Apple's “Hot Knife”; and the group’s singularly quirky banter.

Here is a visualizer for Mountain Man’s cover of Michael Hurley’s "Blue Mountain" from the album, featuring artwork by Nat Russell and animation by Robert Edridge-Waks:

The band’s “juxtaposition of the contemporary-urban with the backyard-bucolic characterizes their particular brand of Appalachian folk, which comes tinged with witchiness and irreverence,” wrote the Stranger in its review of the Seattle show. “Their harmonies reflect this dynamic, too. Alexandra Sauser-Monnig lays a solid foundation, Meath adds playfulness and sweetness, and Sarlé variously spikes the blend with welcomely sour notes and crystalline brightnesses.”

The trio writes: “The Look at Me Don't Look at Me tour was our first tour together in ten years. It was a wild and magical ride and we are excited to share a live recording from a show we played at a beautiful verbed out church in Seattle! One of our favorite things in life is singing together to a bunch of people in a room. We hope this recording brings you some of the joy you may have been missing until the next time we can all be together. Love, Mountain Man.”

Mountain Man’s 2018 Nonesuch debut album, Magic Ship, received critical praise and has since been followed by the Mountain Man Sings series of cover singles, featuring its versions of Kacey Musgraves’ “Slow Burn,” Wilco’s “You and I,” John Denver’s “Take Me Home, Country Roads,” and the Irving Berlin holiday classic “White Christmas.”

In addition to Meath’s Grammy-nominated work with Sylvan Esso, Sauser-Monnig and Sarlé have embarked on critically acclaimed solo projects of their own. Sauser-Monnig released Dawnbreaker, her debut album under the moniker Daughter of Swords, via Nonesuch last year. Pitchfork says the album “reveals her effortless skill as a songwriter as she delivers an homage to the betwixt and between of a relationship in its twilight.” Sarlé released Karaoke Angel last fall via Partisan Records, an album Exclaim! likens to “contemplating the unimaginable depths of the sea or beholding the vastness of an unclouded sky, [easing] you into a sense of oneness that you're oblivious to until it's over.”

ProductionCredits

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Produced by Amelia Meath, Molly Sarlé, Alexandra Sauser-Monnig, and Nick Sanborn
Recorded at Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral, Seattle, WA, November 5, 2018
Engineered by Jay Demko & Nick Sanborn
Mixed and Mastered by Saman Khoujinian

Artwork by Nathaniel Russell

FormatRestrictions

This album is available from Nonesuch in the world outside of Europe. In Europe, visit Bella Union.

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Mountain Man
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MUSICIANS
Amelia Meath, vocals
Molly Sarlé, vocals, guitar
Alexandra Sauser-Monnig, vocals, guitar

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FLAC
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075597918885

News & Reviews

  • Wilco's Jeff Tweedy and the members of Mountain Man—Amelia Meath, Alexandra Sauser-Monnig, and Molly Sarlé—talk with each other on the latest episode of the Talkhouse Podcast. "Somehow as if by magic," Talkhouse Executive Editor Josh Modell says of Mountain Man in his introduction, "their voices perfectly intertwined." You can hear the conversation here.

  • Mountain Man has released Mountain Man Sings Fiona Apple, featuring its version of “Hot Knife,” from Apple’s 2012 album, The Idler Wheel..., the latest release in the trio's series of cover singles. "If we followed Questlove's advice and made gratitude lists before we went to bed every night," the trio says, "Fiona Apple would be at the top every time. She tells the truth like no one else does. Thank you, Fiona Apple. We love you." Glide described a 2018 Mountain Man performance of the song as “three voices colliding and weaving like a sensual fever dream.”

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  • About This Album

    Mountain Man—the trio of Amelia Meath, Alexandra Sauser-Monnig, and Molly Sarlé—released Look at Me Don’t Look at Me, a live album recorded in November 2018 at Saint Mark’s Cathedral in Seattle, August 7, 2020, on Nonesuch Records. The live recording captures the band’s intimate touring shows in support of its acclaimed Nonesuch release, Magic Ship, and features tracks from that album, as well as songs from the trio’s 2010 debut, Made the Harbor; Molly Sarle's “Human”; a cover of Fiona Apple's “Hot Knife”; and the group’s singularly quirky banter.

    Here is a visualizer for Mountain Man’s cover of Michael Hurley’s "Blue Mountain" from the album, featuring artwork by Nat Russell and animation by Robert Edridge-Waks:

    The band’s “juxtaposition of the contemporary-urban with the backyard-bucolic characterizes their particular brand of Appalachian folk, which comes tinged with witchiness and irreverence,” wrote the Stranger in its review of the Seattle show. “Their harmonies reflect this dynamic, too. Alexandra Sauser-Monnig lays a solid foundation, Meath adds playfulness and sweetness, and Sarlé variously spikes the blend with welcomely sour notes and crystalline brightnesses.”

    The trio writes: “The Look at Me Don't Look at Me tour was our first tour together in ten years. It was a wild and magical ride and we are excited to share a live recording from a show we played at a beautiful verbed out church in Seattle! One of our favorite things in life is singing together to a bunch of people in a room. We hope this recording brings you some of the joy you may have been missing until the next time we can all be together. Love, Mountain Man.”

    Mountain Man’s 2018 Nonesuch debut album, Magic Ship, received critical praise and has since been followed by the Mountain Man Sings series of cover singles, featuring its versions of Kacey Musgraves’ “Slow Burn,” Wilco’s “You and I,” John Denver’s “Take Me Home, Country Roads,” and the Irving Berlin holiday classic “White Christmas.”

    In addition to Meath’s Grammy-nominated work with Sylvan Esso, Sauser-Monnig and Sarlé have embarked on critically acclaimed solo projects of their own. Sauser-Monnig released Dawnbreaker, her debut album under the moniker Daughter of Swords, via Nonesuch last year. Pitchfork says the album “reveals her effortless skill as a songwriter as she delivers an homage to the betwixt and between of a relationship in its twilight.” Sarlé released Karaoke Angel last fall via Partisan Records, an album Exclaim! likens to “contemplating the unimaginable depths of the sea or beholding the vastness of an unclouded sky, [easing] you into a sense of oneness that you're oblivious to until it's over.”

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    Amelia Meath, vocals
    Molly Sarlé, vocals, guitar
    Alexandra Sauser-Monnig, vocals, guitar

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Produced by Amelia Meath, Molly Sarlé, Alexandra Sauser-Monnig, and Nick Sanborn
    Recorded at Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral, Seattle, WA, November 5, 2018
    Engineered by Jay Demko & Nick Sanborn
    Mixed and Mastered by Saman Khoujinian

    Artwork by Nathaniel Russell

  • Format Availability

    This album is available from Nonesuch in the world outside of Europe. In Europe, visit Bella Union.