making a tape is hard. i just wanna spill the beans all the time.
hi guys! i made this song for my new music project trace mountains. i’m making a full length and so far i have 6 songs recorded and a couple in the vault. keep an eye out for it, i’ll probably be releasing it through my label, DDW. colin also is working on things as flashlight o. that stuff is really good. i want him to put out a tape on DDW, we’ll see if he does. ;D
When are you guys going to tour the Midwest again? I need a great show to go to.
Probably not for a while unfortunately! Dave will be doing a 3 week tour with LVL UP this summer (and so you may be able to catch them in your area) but we’re currently working on some new stuff and are slowing down shows while we work on the plans.
Oh, Dave. Ohhhh, Dave. Dave Benton. Dave Benton who also plays in LVL UP and Spook Houses. That Dave. He’s killing me.
In addition to the aforementioned bands, Dave also runs passionate New York indie label Double Double Whammy. So he’s a busy guy. Somewhere along the lines though he found time to steal away and record some solo material under the name Trace Mountains. Though only two of the tracks have surfaced so far, they are excellent. Sticking to the acoustic guitar and hushed vocals, the songs can be summed up in one word: bittersweet. In other words it’s the kind of music that makes you happy and sad at the same time, but you can’t exactly put into words why. So I’m not going to try.
PS - Is that someone playing the saw at the end of “Salty/Sweet”? Please tell me that’s someone playing the saw.
PPS - Dave also said that these tracks are going to be seeing some form of release on Double Double Whammy in the future. So there’s that to look forward to.
Today we released two new tracks from Trace Mountains. Download on Bandcamp is free. Trace Mountains is an affiliated act of SPOOK HOUSES and LVL UP. Check it out folks! And be on the lookout for forthcoming live appearances!
Check out some new tunes from a new band that I’m doing.