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  • April 30, 2019

    Daughter of Swords, a.k.a. Mountain Man's Alexandra Sauser-Monnig, releases her debut album, Dawnbreaker, on June 28, 2019, via Nonesuch Records (Bella Union in Europe). Co-produced with Sylvan Esso's Nick Sanborn, the album crackles with country swagger and a sparkling pop warmth. Pre-order in the Nonesuch Store to download the title track, a video for which can be seen here, and "Gem" now and get an exclusive, limited-edition print created and signed by Sauser-Monnig. NPR Music, which premiered the "Dawnbreaker" video, called the track "a soft swoon of a song that goes down like a cup of hot cocoa laced with CBD oil."

  • March 18, 2019

    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.

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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."

     

Daughter of Swords

Tour

Thu, Jun 6
Brooklyn, NY
Rough Trade
Thu, Jun 6
Brooklyn, NY
Rough Trade
Tue, Jun 18
Saxapahaw, NC
Haw River Ballroom
Tue, Jun 18
Saxapahaw, NC
Haw River Ballroom
Thu, Jun 20
Charlotte, NC
Housing Fest at Knight Theater
Thu, Jun 20
Charlotte, NC
Housing Fest at Knight Theater
Fri, Jun 21
Wilmington, NC
Greenfield Lake Amphitheater
Fri, Jun 21
Wilmington, NC
Greenfield Lake Amphitheater
Sun, Jun 23
Baltimore, MD
Rams Head Live
Sun, Jun 23
Baltimore, MD
Rams Head Live
Sat, Sep 7
Raleigh, NC
Sat, Sep 7
Raleigh, NC
Sun, Nov 17
New York, NY
Beacon Theatre
Sun, Nov 17
New York, NY
Beacon Theatre
Mon, Nov 18
New York, NY
Beacon Theatre
Mon, Nov 18
New York, NY
Beacon Theatre
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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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Tour

Thu, Jun 6
Brooklyn, NY
Rough Trade
Thu, Jun 6
Brooklyn, NY
Rough Trade
Tue, Jun 18
Saxapahaw, NC
Haw River Ballroom
Tue, Jun 18
Saxapahaw, NC
Haw River Ballroom
Thu, Jun 20
Charlotte, NC
Housing Fest at Knight Theater
Thu, Jun 20
Charlotte, NC
Housing Fest at Knight Theater
Fri, Jun 21
Wilmington, NC
Greenfield Lake Amphitheater
Fri, Jun 21
Wilmington, NC
Greenfield Lake Amphitheater
Sun, Jun 23
Baltimore, MD
Rams Head Live
Sun, Jun 23
Baltimore, MD
Rams Head Live
Sat, Sep 7
Raleigh, NC
Sat, Sep 7
Raleigh, NC
Sun, Nov 17
New York, NY
Beacon Theatre
Sun, Nov 17
New York, NY
Beacon Theatre
Mon, Nov 18
New York, NY
Beacon Theatre
Mon, Nov 18
New York, NY
Beacon Theatre
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