At last here comes OMED. The first release from Mt. Mountain now available on Vinyl (pressed on Transparent Yellow Vinyl and also Black Vinyl). 4 tracks span over 28 minutes off float,drift and hazy sike.
Mt. Mountain are a revelation. Over the last four years, the Perth quintet have built a formidable reputation – not just for their masterful songcraft, but as one of the most compelling live bands in Perth – a distinction which has seen them share stages with myriad Australian and international heavyweights including Sleep, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard and Boris.
Mt. Mountain formed in mid-2012. A year later, they put out their first release – the slow, brooding four-track demo OMED. In mid-2014, they followed up with their first EP, as well as the 7-inch, Chantry / The Villain, a few months later. In that same year, they played In the Pines and were crowned the 2014 Breakthrough Artist of the Year at the WAMi Awards. Their music is characterized by a slow pace, Almost meditative mood and pulsating rhythm . There are times when the song is almost gone, when there is a cymbal and a fuzzy guitar, and everything goes back to the heights.
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