It's been a while since we last heard from Mountain Man, the three-woman ensemble of Molly Sarlé, Alexandra Sauser-Monnig, and Amelia Meath—eight years, in fact.
The trio issued its gorgeous debut record, Made in the Harbor, in 2010, and after finishing touring around the record, the band's members chased different projects (does Sylvan Esso ring a bell?). The women maintained close ties with each other, and eventually, they all settled in North Carolina. After performing at the Eaux Claires festival in Wisconsin last summer, they decided to reconvene as Mountain Man and make a new record.
That record, Magic Ship, is out on September 21, and you can listen to three tracks—"Stella," "Rang Tang Ring Toon," and "Window"—below. In true Mountain Man form, the songs are gentle, subtle gems that pack a one-two punch of beguiling melodies and hypnotizing harmonies.
If you like what you hear, you can preorder the record here and get downloads of those tunes immediately.