The Mountain Carol’s sound is meant to bring a sense of divine mystery, energy and secrecy to the air. The bands origin is Saranac, New York, but little is known about the band’s members and roles.
What is known, is that their music is dedicated to a celestial energy. The band began with ‘…a great endeavor starts, with a moonlit stroke of genius sent down from the heavens, rolling through the mountains and into the ready ears of the inspired,’ says The Mountain Carol.
With the skill of portraying mystery through sound waves is talent, live music shows raw emotions, but The Mountain Carol has been able to encompass this air of mystery into the veins of the band.
Drawing inspiration from art and traveling, the band believes that ‘music is simply a vessel for the ghosts to speak through, we invoke them through song and they speak their hallowed words through our mortal lips. This is why music is important,’ says The Mountain Carol.
On June 1, 2018, the band released their EP Starkiller and the Banshees a 7-track album that has a fusion of ambient chill alternative and psychedelic synth pop. Creating an ambiguous sound that is an edition to the eclectic work of the band. Along with their EP they also released a transcendent visual with a new music video to ‘The Party’s Over’.
The Mountain Carol plans to continue to grow during the year of 2018. For more information about The Mountain Carol visit their bandcamp. Check out the questions from the interview with The Mountain Carol.
How did The Mountain Carol get started?
The Mountain Carol started the way many great endeavors start, with a moonlit stroke of genius sent down from the heavens, rolling through the mountains and into the ready ear of the inspired.
· Who plays which instrument(s)?
A magician never tells their secrets, and we like to keep a certain air of mystery around the roles in the band. We feel that all of our contributions ultimately come from a higher power, so to attribute individual credits is almost doing a disservice to the Divine Source that our songs come from.
· What artists influence you the most? Where else do you find your inspiration?
Art is everywhere, is it not? Therefore, artists must be everywhere. We pull our inspiration from a timeless well found at the end of a road traveled by few but crossed over by many.
· Why is music important to the band?
Music is simply a vessel for the ghosts to speak through, we invoke them through song and they speak their hallowed words through our mortal lips. This is why music is important.
· You just released your debut full-length Starkiller and the Banshees; as well as a number of music videos - what's your plan for the rest of 2018?
Our plan is to continue to stoke the eternal flame, to grow our flock, and keep an ear to the mountains for more messages to relay.
· What does a day to day look like for you as a band, and as individuals?
As a band, every day we are simply lying in wait, in the most scholarly and legal sense of the term. As individuals, every day is an exercise in the art of appreciating luxury and decadence.
· What has been the biggest learning experience as a band?
Traveling these lands and speaking to various press outlets and journalists has been an eye opening experience for everyone involved.
· Favorite song to play live?
Whatever song we find ourselves in a tangle with at that moment has to be the favorite, that's the only way to best it.