Live at Sky Stage Recording Release

Just over a week ago, we played a show at Frederick's famous Sky Stage. This was our second time playing Sky Stage (two weeks apart), and it was a lot of fun. Thankfully, the sound guys had rigged everything up to record our set.

A couple of things about these recordings:

  1. Sometimes the sound gets a little goofy
  2. There are clear technical difficulties
  3. Guitars are out of tune
  4. Perfection does not exist

At first listen, I immediately thought, "no one will ever hear this." After spending the time chopping the recording into each individual song, there was something enchanting about it. It's humbling to listen to a performance that you put your heart/soul/energy into, and have it come back far from where you thought or hoped it would be. Nonetheless, it grew on me. Last night, we as a band listened to the whole recording, pointing out the obvious moments where things went wrong, or sounded strange, and laughed about it. More times than not, we picked out parts that we really liked. We found promise, and that's why we posted it on our Bandcamp for everyone to listen to it for free.

If you've ever seen us play live, you know it's a fun time. It's never perfect. We never execute anything with precision, we just go out there, and try to put on the best show we can. This set of recordings, I/we believe, appropriately exemplify that.

Last thing about this - all these songs (besides the last song) are going to appear on our second full length album. This is your first real preview of that. Check it out. Don't take it too seriously, and enjoy it the best you can.

You can find it at: www.silentoldmtns.bandcamp.com

 

 

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Sofar DC Video Release!

Back in April, we had the pleasure of performing a special secret show in DC. It was raining. Parking was weird. Energy was at a high. We loaded into a luxury apartment building, and headed up to the penthouse. When we got there, we were met by the friendly staff of Sofar Sounds DC. Sofar Sounds is an international company producing secret intimate shows in cities all over the world. The Sofar DC crew were the best, and we had a blast sharing the stage with Las Añez (Colombia) and Oh He Dead (DC). Here is our last song (new song) from that night. Consider checking Sofar Sounds out, and maybe finding a secret show to attend. We can't wait to come back.

Updates Galore

Hey everyone,

It's been awhile, sorry for that.

We've got a few things to get everyone caught up with regarding the band. First off, personnel changes. This is way late to announce, but we've had a change on keyboard. Though he is not a new member of Silent Old Mtns., Colin Schulzaberger is our new keyboardist. Most of you who read this, and have seen us play in the last year+, already know this. I just feel obligated to mention it. We love Colin, and he has been a part of the Mtns family for years and years.

Second personnel change is our new bassist, John Fenker. Alex moved to St. Louis almost a year ago, and John joined the band at the beginning of the year. It's been great having John as part of the band, and we're excited to see what the future brings.

We've been talking about a new record since we got back together in 2015, but we did actually start the damn thing. About a third of the record has been completed, with the remainder soon to follow. Thank you for your patience. We promise it will be worth the wait.

Last thing I want to mention - we'll be making our first appearance at the Frederick famous Sky Stage on June 30th. We're super excited to play at Sky Stage, and equally excited to share the stage with Samuel Powers. They're a blast. Mark your calendars. Check the poster for the show details below.

That's everything for now, and hopefully there won't be a huge gap until the next update.

Andrew & the rest of the MTNS

 

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New Stuff 2017

I'll keep this short and sweet. There are new things on the horizon for Silent Old Mtns. Here is a numerical list of what is in the works for 2017:

  1. First and most importantly, NEW MUSIC. We have been writing and demoing a new album. New songs are coming along, and if anyone witnessed our Secret Show back in December, you heard a good batch of them. You can find a short video shot by Phil Bromhal Films below showcasing some footage from that show, as well as a part of a new song recorded live.
  2. For the first time in years, we have new merchandise. Our friend, Kevin Sherry, designed an excellent tshirt for us, and it's available for purchase at our shows or in our online store HERE.
  3. We love you all, though that isn't new.

I did believe that the list would be longer when I started writing, but I'm positive it will grow the further we get into 2017.

Until later on,

Andrew

It's Been Awhile, DC9

Anyone who knows the MTNS, knows that we love DC9. Like, so much. We'd French Kiss that place if we could. It's one of our all time favorite venues ever, and we get to come back and play on that stage again after several years.

Next Monday, August 15th, we'll be back on the DC9 stage with the super rad Gringo Star. We're excited to get to share the stage with them. It's going to be real fun, for sure. 

Please make sure you mark it on your calendar. What else do you have on a Monday night? Feel free to buy tickets ahead of time, or at the door, though the show might fill up fast. 

Doors 8:30 // Show 9:00 // 18+ 

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