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Mountaineer share new music video for the third single »Twin Flame« taken from their forthcoming album »Giving Up The Ghost«

Bay Area dreamy post-metal band Mountaineer share new music video for the third single »Twin Flame« taken from their forthcoming album, »Giving Up The Ghost«, which will be released this Friday, February 25th, 2022 (vinyl March 17th) via Lifeforce Records.

01. The Ghost
02. Blot Out The Sun
03. Bed Of Flowers
04. Touch The Glass
05. When The Soul Sleeps
06. Twin Flame
07. Giving Up

From Lifeforce Records:

There is both – a before and an after. Looking at Mountaineer’s line-up and modus operandi, it’s important to distinguish between the first two albums, »Sirens And Slumber« (2017) and »Passages« (2018), and the Californian band’s recent output. Today operates a sextet whose first release was 2020’s »Bloodletting« and which now presents itself on the fourth long player »Giving Up The Ghost« even more attuned and self-evident.

The Oakland-based group has been described as dark doom, post-metal, shoegaze and heavy rock. All of the aforementioned flows into the musicality of Mountaineer, but none of the terms alone does justice to the overall picture. There is far more, because the Californians do not dwell on questions of heritage or genre limitations. It’s about musical expression. The focus is on the transmission of feelings – open, relentless and intuitive, but also with circumspection and clear intentions.

»Giving Up The Ghost« is such an album, whose seven tracks you inevitably listen to in one piece and, at first, you don’t even realize how much you are drawn into the spell of the music. This expresses the excellent songwriting of Mountaineer. The fourth album of the sextet is developed rich in contrast and tension, but also balanced and connecting. In addition, it offers distinctive, recognizable hooklines and vocals, as well as a mood that extends over the full playing time, which ultimately distinguishes »Giving Up The Ghost«.

Pre-order »Giving Up The Ghost« here on Limited Vinyl LP, CD and Digital:

Mountaineer is:
Clayton Bartholomew – Guitars, Bass
Miguel Meza – Vocals
Patrick Spain – Drums
Forrest Harvey – Guitars
Isaac Rigle – Guitars
Dillon Variz – Bass

Bojan Bidovc // music enthusiast, promoter, misanthrop and sometimes a journalist as well

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