this mountain was founded just two years ago and only released their first full-length album — future ghost — about three months ago. But this mountain seems destined for bigger things.
They’ve already recorded a Daytrotter session (airing soon) and will be returning for the Savannah Stopover in March, but the upsides are endless.
The high-energy six piece from Johnson City, Tennessee played a relatively short set in a Savannah Stopover-produced show this past Friday at ThincSavannah and then a 90-minute set on Saturday at The Jinx. (I wrote about and posted pics of a previous Savannah appearance.) With an indie rock sensibility, gorgeous harmonies, and an intense combination of strings — including banjo, cello, and electric guitar — this mountain resists any easy categorization.
Lead singer Matt Martin is accompanied by Zach Chandley on electric guitar, Patrick Taylor on banjo, Andrew Gibbens on drums, Taylor Green on bass, and Cody Ledford on cello.
The band’s sheer virtuosity is evident on a track like “Desert”:
future ghost is filled with similar gems:
The band is also fun to watch: