Independent Music News premieres “Hiking,” the new music video from There Is No Mountain:
The group specializes in a charming brand of psych-pop that is often dancey and always catchy, like a matured mix of the Dirty Projector’s artsy weirdness and oddball vocal harmonies with the barebones instrumentation of Beat Happening. All of these textures and more are present on their sophomore album, Luna, a collection of songs based around the band’s travels released by L.A.’s ORG Music in January 2016.
Think of the song in terms of the plot diagrams your fourth grade English teacher would write on the dry erase board and you’ll notice an entire cycle of emotion smashed into an insanely catchy two and a half minute song.
“I am inspired by all the ways in which we can make this life livable.”
Pen’s Eye View interviews There Is No Mountain on their new album LUNA (out now on ORG Music), doom metal yoga, and what it takes to tour non-stop.
Newpdxmusic.com picks There Is No Mountain‘s new album LUNA as an editor’s choice, out now on Org Music.
Selective Memory Mag reviews Luna, the new album from Portland’s There Is No Mountain:
It’s not that this album is folk rock than it is ethereal alternative forcing genres from the early ‘90s that bands like House of Love or Lush fused together…The eccentricity of [drummer/vocalist Kali Giaritta and guitarist/vocalist Matt Harmon] allow them to explore avenues of rock and pop in ways others have not…Levels are pushed and the power from these two explode. What is this monster I have ran into? How can an album that has started out as gentle as a blown leaf turn into a vivacious rock odyssey?
Surviving the Golden Age digs in to There Is No Mountain‘s new album LUNA, out now from ORG Music:
There’s a ton going on with the guitars, whether they’re big and fuzzy or faint and picked, but it’s like life going on below the surface of a body of water. When the guitar is at its most intricate, it’s also at its softest volume. There are big, fuzzy chords on ‘Listening to Sadness’ and ‘Waterbound,’ but there are also soft, plucked parts hiding in there. ‘Hiking’ is one of the few songs where the guitar gets all the solos it needs to really stand out. Because inspiration was taken from so many sources, at times the guitars sound like ‘90s alternative, or Latin (think of a world music CD being played at a Ten Thousand Villages store,) or a little Renaissance Faire-esque when it gets classical, or kind of folky Americana. I’m pretty sure I even caught a touch of zydeco in ‘Black Hole (Part 2).’
The Portland State Vanguard reviews There Is No Mountain‘s album release show for Luna, out now on Org Music:
Giaritta and Harmon navigated an eclectic emotional landscape of music which was at times wistful and melancholy, while at others spirited and uplifting…it captures the highs and lows of life. In a word, it feels very raw…an incredibly unique sound, but rather than coming off as pretentious, Giaritta and Harmon’s work feels eminently relatable.
That Music Magazine reviews There Is No Mountain‘s new album Luna, out today from Org Music.
Luna takes us on an hour-long trip trough their souls. With complex song structures and orchestrations, the songs flow naturally and build up a crystal-clear picture of the duet’s minds and visions. Providing unique and singular expressions, the record combines sadness, with darker themes of anxiety and depression, to bubbly optimism. Relatable and honest, There Is No Mountain’s Luna is modern and unexpected.