Mount Moriah are an excellent country-rock trio from North Carolina led by smoky-voiced powerhouse Heather McEntire. She’s got a voice that flares like an ember and smokes like new kindling, imbuing every word with the kind of bleated emotion that feels urgent and tired at the same time. Her vocals are front and center on their sprawling new track “Calvander.” It fits right into the oeuvre they established so well on 2013’s Miracle Temple, building from valleys of slow, waltzing country into a towering, brassy peaks, then returning to a simmer. Calvander is a rural part of North Carolina, and the track’s unbridled feel seems like a direct ode to its namesake. This song is the A-side to a 7″ Mount Moriah are releasing in October, that will also include a garage demo of “Baby Blue” and a live version of “Plane.” Stream it below.
“Calvander” and “Baby Blue (Garage Demo)” b/w “Plane (Live)” will be out 10/9 via Merge. Pre-order it here.