There Is No Mountain is a Portland, OR-based husband-and-wife duo that combines percussion, guitar, and an affinity for vocal harmony to create a unique brand of pop with intricate, world-music-influenced arrangements. The band’s subtly virtuosic style has been compared in print to current acts like The Dirty Projectors and classics like Paul Simon’s Graceland, but it is perhaps more telling that reviewers have tried to peg the duo’s musical influences in genres ranging from jazz to folk, classical to psychedelic rock, and world music to doom metal (all are correct!). Kali and Matt usually just call it “pop with a short attention span”.
TINM’s live set-up is an exercise in multitasking – the duo sings nearly everything in harmony while Kali plays a medley of tom drums and percussive instruments, and Matt animates his acoustic guitar using nimble fingers and a bunch of carefully chosen effect pedals. African rhythms, jazz harmonies, shape-shifting arrangements, theatrical melodies, and psychedelic swirls seep through the americana exterior, making the live show a total surprise to any first-timer. Without any help from booking agents, publicists or managers, the couple spent 2013 playing 122 shows and sleeping in about 40 of the continental States, and they are currently in the midst of releasing 3 EPs throughout 2015, culminating in a full-length at the end of the year. The duo will be touring throughout May in support of Sea of Storms EP, which can be streamed in full at Vortex Music Magazine, as well as the forthcoming Sea of Islands and Sea of Crises EPs.
LUNA TRACK LISTING
2. Listening to Sadness
4. C’mon Friends
5. Good Life
6. Black Hole (Part 2)
9. Cat’s Away
10. Black Hole (Part 1)
11. What If?
12. Song of Seikilos
2015 SPRINGS TOUR DATES
5/20/15: Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
5/21/15: Coos Bay, OR – Seven Devils Brewing Co.
5/22/15: Sacramento, CA – Naked Lounge
5/23/15: Santa Cruz, CA – The Crepe Place
5/24/15: San Francisco, CA – House Show
5/27/15: Reno, NV – Studio on 4th
5/28/15: Elko, NV – DLC Gallery
5/29/15: Boise, ID – TBA
5/30/15: Spokane, WA – Volume Festival