Mount Moriah celebrates Miracle Temple release with a free in-store performance in Durham

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On Tuesday, Mount Moriah will finally release Miracle Temple, the Durham country-rock band’s captivating second album. To celebrate, the band will squeeze its gear between the vinyl stacks at Bull City Records for a free in-store performance at 6 p.m. Hungry attendees can have their dinnertime pangs quelled by pizza and popsicles; Pie Pushers will be parked outside, and Locopops is conveniently located next door to Bull City Records.

The follow-up to 2010’s all-too-brief self-titled album—which Merge Records reissued on vinyl last year, whetting appetites for this new batch—Miracle Temple continues the close interplay between singer Heather McEntire and guitarist Jenks Miller. With the guidance of producer Mark Nevers (Lambchop) and a Nashville studio setting, Miracle Temple also expands on the band’s sonic foundation, driving the songs with a heavier rhythm section and buttressing McEntire’s vocal with generous swells of organs and backing vocalists. Indeed, this fuller and more realized recording raises the already high standard of excellence Mount Moriah set for itself.

Following the album’s release, Mount Moriah will start a busy touring itinerary that sees the band traipsing across the country—including dates with Dent May and labelmates William Tyler and Telekinesis. Mount Moriah returns to North Carolina in April for an appearance at Winston-Salem’s Phuzz Phest and a proper album release show at Cat’s Cradle with Superchunk frontman (and Merge co-founder) Mac McCaughan, plus Airstrip.

Hit the break for the band’s whole tour schedule below.

Mount Moriah Tour Dates

March 6 Charleston, SC Tin Roof
March 7 Jacksonville, FL Jack Rabbits
March 8 Orlando, FL Will’s Pub%
March 9 Atlanta, GA Drunken Unicorn%
March 10 Mobile, AL Alabama Music Box&
March 11 Baton Rouge, LA Spanish Moon&
March 13-17 Austin, TX SXSW
March 18 Chicago, IL Schubas
March 19 Detroit, MI Magic Stick Lounge
March 20 Toronto, ON The Drake
March 21 Montreal, QC Casa del Popolo
March 22 Boston, MA Cafe 939
March 23 New Haven, CT Cafe Nine
March 25 New York, NY Mercury Lounge
March 26 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda’s
March 27 Washington, DC DC 9
April 4 Winston-Salem, NC Phuzz Fest
April 12 Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle
April 21 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge*
April 24 San Francisco, CA Bottom Of The Hill*
April 25 Los Angeles, CA The Echo*
April 27 San Diego, CA Casbah*
April 28 Phoenix, AZ The Crescent Ballroom*
April 30 Austin, TX The Parish*
May 1 Denton, TX Dan’s Silverleaf*
May 3 Birmingham, AL The Bottletree*
% = w/ William Tyler
& = w/ William Tyler & Dent May
* = w/ Telekinesis

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