May 16, 2011

mount moriah

another gem. Mount Moriah has debuted with their album of the same name. (Mount Moriah take their name from the mountain range in the Book of Genesis; there's something of that old dirge feel to some of their songs. very apt i'd say.) This two piece band, Heather McEntire and Jenks Miller, are rooted in Southern gospel folk tunes rich in organ and pensive guitar riffs. Heather's clear as water voice captures both the melancholy and optimism of the band's songs uncannily.

songs to look out for are the gorgeous 'Lament' and 'Only Way Out'

this is song writing at its best.


'The Letting Go'

'Only Way Out'