Dead Man Summer

by Mountainsides

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John Morris Great record, that abstract sensibility that says more than logic allows. Beautifully textured (lap and pedal steel) without being showy. Fans of The Feelies, Wussy, R.E.M., and Howe Gelb, will immediately sense the taste. And, they can rock, too. Favorite track: An Orchard [Explicit].
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Mountainsides is a noisy folk/rock/psych band from Austin, Texas. In early 2015, songwriter Nathaniel Janes and bass player Todd Pruner met and discovered a shared fondness for drone and noise music and decided to collaborate. Keyboard player John Constant and drummer Matt Smith soon joined to round out the sound. The band self-released their debt "Thorne EP" in November, 2015.

Together the band have further honed their sound and created "Dead Man Summer," a haunted album of songs set against an eclectic mix of sounds including steel guitars, synthesizers, melodica, and autoharp. Depending on the light, listeners may hear the influence of Neutral Milk Hotel, Willie Nelson, R.E.M., or The Velvet Underground, sometimes simultaneously.


released June 9, 2017

"Dead Man Summer"

Songs by Nathaniel Janes
Arrangements by Mountainsides
Produced by Erik Ray and Mountainsides
Recorded & Mixed by Erik Ray in Austin, Texas
Mastered by Erik Wofford at Cacophony Recorders in Austin, Texas

John Constant: Organ, Mellotron, baritone guitar, bass guitar.
Nathaniel Janes: Vocals, electric, acoustic, and lap steel guitars, autoharp, melodica, synthesizers, percussion.
Todd Pruner: Bass guitar, pedal steel guitar, Hayward Tuning Vine.
Matt Smith: Drums and percussion.



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Mountainsides Austin, Texas

Mountainsides is a band from Austin, Texas. They play song-based music that they weird up with interesting and eclectic sounds.

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