It's a real winner. Band to Watch "Their dream pop revels in reverb, and slowly marches to a tambourine-marked pulse and Marie-Claire Balabanian crystalline vocal beam. Ferndale MI w jrogers[at]greenlightgopublicity. I Feel Eternal. Make up your own mind. But don't rush, they don't. Share It. Post Comment. Call it drift rock. Speck Mountain might be compared to Low if they could muster any intensity in that drift, or Yo La Tengo if they could locate rhythm.
Instead the music pulls them along gently, without variation, through the crisp guitar lines of "Hey Moon" and the halting bassline of "Girl Out West". They play Marco Polo on closer "Chlorine Fields", calling out to one another between lyrics that hazily recall poolside adolescence.
It was an intensely cold winter in Chicago and Marie-Claire and I were both going through some pretty heavy mental hardships, and in my case physical ones. Then one day we were in our practice space and started playing each other demos we had recorded. In some ways we both thought each other had given up on the band but it turned out we had written a whole record. We regained trust in each other and learned to be a band again. The theme behind this record is desire. Wanting to give in to desire, the constant struggle with fidelity of what we know to be true and good and the ultimate redemption and release from that bondage through art and imagination.
How do you most like to describe your own sound? What is the greatest misconception listeners have about Speck Mountain? Do you see your sound as Americana?
What comes to mind when you hear the term Americana?Mar 19, · You should start with their first album “Uncloudy Day.” Are there any songs that you have recorded that sound too much like your heroes and is there a song that is definitive original Speck Mountain? I don’t feel like there is a song that sounds too much like our heroes. I would say that Some Sweet Relief is a definitive Speck Mountain.