Mountains will release their new album Air Museum May 10 via Thrill Jockey.
Air Museum's information:
Air Museum blurs the lines between acoustic and electronic music even more without sacrificing melody or the delicacy of their sound. It is an album of firsts. It was the first album that the acoustic instruments were not processed via a computer. Instead, the processing of the instrumentation (acoustic and electric guitar, cello, accordion, piano, bass etc.) was done using a variety of pedals, modular synths, and other analog techniques. While acoustic instruments were used extensively, the album manifests itself sonically as their most "electronic" record yet. Air Museum is also their first record that was made in a studio. Working in the studio expanded their possibilities, giving more room for experimentation. While much of the album was recorded in real time with minor editing, the band took the opportunity to utilize the studio as an instrument of sorts, investing a great amount of time in customizing their approach to post-production. Air Museum was recorded at Telescope Recording, in Brooklyn, New York, between December 2010 and January 2011, with the exception of "Blue Lanterns On East Oxford" which was recorded in Philadelphia in the spring of 2010 and "Live At The Triple Door", an edit of a live performance that took place in Seattle at the 2009 Decibel Festival.
Air Museum track list:
01. January 17
02. Thousand Square
05. Blue Lanterns on East Oxford
06. Backwards Crossover
07. Live at the Triple Door
Mountains On Tour:
Mar 28 Pittsburgh, PA The Shop
Mar 29 Lafayette, IN The Black Sparrow
Mar 30 Iowa City, IA Mission Creek Festival
Mar 31 Chicago, IL The Hideout w/Zomes, The Skull Defekts
Apr 1 Detroit, MI Museum of Contemporary Art
Apr 2 Buffalo, NY Soundlab w/Zomes, The Skull Defekts
Apr 3 Wilkes-Barre, PA The Crimson Lion Lounge
Mountains' critivally acclaimed debut record Choral sold through three LP pressings and was one of Thrill Jockey's best selling releases of 2009.