Sunday, December 27, 2009

SOTD 12.27.09

Combining the Appalachian harmonies of Fleet Foxes with a country twang and sparser instrumentation, Mountain Man is a female trio from Vermont that has gained notoriety for their self-titled debut release this year. One might expect to hear this number from the rocking chaired porch of some backwoods cabin on a day where there's a few red and orange semblances of autumn left but the nip of wind serves as a reminder of winter's imminence. Although they are yet to really reach widespread indie recognition, it's only a matter of time before a portmanteau is coined for the microgenre under which Mountain Man may be categorized. Might I propose "hillwave"? Or perhaps "hillbilly joe-fi"? Regardless of what their pigeonholing label ends up being, Mountain Man is definitely worth a listen.

Mountain Man: "Animal Tracks"


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