Mt. Mountain 'Dust' Australia Tour / Perth

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'Dust' Australia Tour / Perth **New show** Sunday June 4
w/ Bells Rapids & The Spunloves

Tix $10 on the door from 8PM

**Next day public holiday Monday**
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Perth psych-rock quintet Mt. Mountain will cross the Nullarbor once more next month in support of their second album, Dust, playing shows in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide.
The tour and record follow an ambitious 2016 that saw the band release their debut album, make their first trip to the east coast, play the inaugural Perth leg of Falls Festival and share stages with the likes of US post-rock progenitors Tortoise & German stoner-psych giants Kadavar.

If last year’s Cosmos Terros was an earthquake, consider this new album the aftershock. Recorded early 2016 at Studio Sleepwalker’s Dread with Ron Pollard (Tangled Thoughts of Leaving, Drowning Horse), Dust weighs in at 38 minutes across four tracks – the kind of sprawling, grand yet measured release that’s just as fit for the record collection of a yogi as it is for a deadhead.

Dust builds on the magnitude of Mt Mountain’s emphatic debut, channelling the vast expanse of the West Australian landscape into cathartic epics, akin to Earth’s droning homage to the vistas of America’s Pacific Northwest, or Tinariwen’s musical ekphrasis of the Northern Mali desert. It’s a sound typified by album’s 17-minute title track: a distant, foreboding hum, building gradually in intensity before unleashing a deluge of seismic guitars, eventually receding for the the steady, meditative incantations of vocalist Stephen Bailey.

As captivating as they are on record, Mt. Mountain bring with them an utterly mesmerising live show. Though the five players on stage may seem unassuming, their command of sound – especially in unity – has earned them a reputation as one of the most compelling live bands in Perth. Armed with a swathe of stage-ready new material, the Dust tour is set to deliver the band’s most compelling live performances yet.

Dust is out April 24 through Cardinal Fuzz (UK) and available for pre-order on Bandcamp - www.mtmountain.bandcamp.com
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By: Mt. Mountain