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WUSC Review: Mount Moriah – Self-Titled

Genre: Indie Americana

RIYL: Jesse Sykes, Jenks Miller, Bon Iver, Jessica Lea Mayfield

Picks: 1 2 3 4 5 6 8

Mount Moriah is a North Carolina duo featuring the stunning guitar work of Jenks Miller and the haunting, ethereal voice of Heather McEntire. The two make dark, plodding alt. country with a sense of noir and atmosphere that caught on with Neko Case and has since been (less successfully) explored by people like Jesse Sykes and Jessica Lea Mayfield. Still, there is something to this record, possibly because it is less indebted to the sort of Gram Parsons/John Hiatt roots-rock and takes pages out of the Joanna Newsom and Low Anthem playbooks. Anyway, it’s quite good if you like this sort of thing.

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