Swannanoa

 

provided to YouTube by Merge Media Ltd Swannanoa · Mount Moriah Miracle Temple ℗ 2013 Merge Records Released on: 2013-02-26 Composer: Heather McEntire, Jenks Miller, and Casey Toll

Writing novellas, beloved Swannanoa
Say the words just chose ya
Daughter of a doctor,
But you can’t fix this part of
The plot that you gave up

When we were children
Nothing yet determined
We were empty chapters
Maps not filled in

No fears or tethers
A pair of young wayfarers
You made it all seem clearer
You’re not a coward, either

Delicate rebel,
Brilliant and feral,
Show me every vowel
Black Mountain basements
Keep you from doorsteps
Address the unrest

When we were children
Nothing yet determined
We were empty chapters
Maps not filled in

No key is a ___ for us aging archivists
I made sense of the madness
With a broken compass

Will another let it bring us light?
Is there only fiction in the fall?
Will another let it bring us light?
Is there only fiction in the fall?

Will another let it bring us light?
Is there only fiction in the fall?
Will another let it bring us light?
Is there only fiction in the fall?


Swannanoa is a shamanically hypnotic song. Must be the drum line but could also be the first line, “Writing a novella spelled it Swannanoa”, “daughter of a doctor” … This is my favorite selection from Miracle Temple as it triggers the urge to throw off my best James Morrison snakeline shamanic shuffle. Let me know if you feel the same.

Swannanoa NC Charles D Owen Park
Mount Moriah Band

Mount Moriah – Swannanoa – HearYa Live Session

Mount Moriah performs “Swannanoa” live in-studio for HearYa.com on 7/11/11. The session was recorded in downtown Chicago at Shirk Music

Song
Swannanoa
Artist
Mount Moriah
Album
Miracle Temple
Licensed to YouTube by
[Merlin] mergerecords (on behalf of Merge Records); ASCAP, Exploration Group (Music Publishing), and 5 Music Rights Societies

Mount Moriah – The Letting Go

 

Merge Records on Youtube

Hueism Pictures (http://hueismpictures.com/) Directors: Habib Yazdi, Andrew Synowiez Director of Photography: Andrew Synowiez

 


Mount Moriah – Calvander (Lyric Video)

From the Calvander 7-inch, out October 9, 2015, on Merge Records.



Mount Moriah – Lament

Hueism Pictures (http://hueismpictures.com/​)
Director: Habib Yazdi
Director of Photography: Andrew Synowiez
Gaffer: Alex Maness
Production Stills: Lalitree Darnielle

Lament

A great video, a familiar Durham NC setting for an incredible song.   The line “a mouthful of bees could not stop me from whispering “I don’t know you”.  Quite the rhyming sequence. Consider for just a shutdown moment, the prospect of a mouthful of stirring bees.  Next,  If stars could sing about the permanent things, they would sing, “It was damaged but it was something”.


What better band out there to represent our town and state than Mount Moriah? I fell in love with this band’s creative output on the first listen. An honorable friend gifted me, Mount Moriah’s first Merge Media release, Miracle Temple. The perfect accompaniment for a slow drive to the beach cd if ever there was one.

Those merry few who caught the cut short, back to back, rained out concerts at Sarah Duke Gardens outdoor music series this past summer may remember this great track, Calavander. A brilliant resonant reference to the Carteret County line in this song conjures up so many joyful beach visits for the Durham Cool team.

Mount Moriah (band), Durham Merge Records recording artist, homecoming performance at Cat’s Cradle was too short for me (1.5 hours) but bursting with brilliance and Southern rock energy. The band was fighting through tour bus influenza. If this Durham, NC band is new to you watch the video below to get a taste of how great this original Merge record artist sounds. Heather McEntire, lead singer/songwriter is a potent creative force. Presence and Source, divine force.

Calavander

I found this video on Vimeo

OS Sessions: Mount Moriah | “Calavander” from Our State Magazine on Vimeo.


 
 
 
 
This song hits your primal core and resonates down the spine of astral memory.
 
Song
Miracle Temple Holiness
Artist
Mount Moriah
Album
Miracle Temple
Licensed to YouTube by
[Merlin] merge records (on behalf of Merge Records); ASCAP, Audiam (Publishing), and 7 Music Rights Societies

Mount Moriah – Miracle Temple Holiness – Luna Sessions @Pickathon 2016 S01E11

 
 
 

Special thanks to The Oregon Film Office.

Producer: Ryan Stiles
Executive Producer: Zale Schoenborn
Associate Producer: Terry Groves, John MacArthur
Assistant Producer: Stephanie Manzo
Line Producer: Seth Chandler
Production Manager: Alisha Flaumenbaum, Josh Madera
Associate Distribution Producer: Ned Failing, Shawna Burke, David Gluck
Legal: Vincent Sliwoski, Harris Moure, PLLC
Editor: Ryan Stiles
Camera: Thomas Lyons
Audio Recording Engineer: Brian Bovenizer
Channels Mix Engineer: Jason Powers
Production Assistant: Peter Rodocker
Intro Sound Design: Josh Derry

 
Mount Moriah – Calvander – 2/8/2016 – Paste Studios, New York, NY

This stripped-down duo version is worthy of your attention. The lyric, vocal Viking performance, solid guitar chord strum, between the stocked shelves of Paste Studio tapes.
 

Mount Moriah – Telling The Hour – HearYa Live Session

Mount Moriah performs “Telling The Hour” live in-studio for HearYa.com on 7/11/11. The session was recorded in downtown Chicago at Shirk Music + Sound and sponsored by BEER NUTS Brand Snacks

Mount Moriah “Eureka Springs” | OFF THE AVENUE E162

 

North Carolina’s Mount Moriah stopped by the studio to record some tunes off their new record out now on Merge. Engineered by Joe Flanagan & Dana Cornock Mixed by David Plakon Filmed and Edited by Brent Walker

 

 

Blessed O Blessed,
Look at all those pretty dresses
We’re in the glass chapel with all of the doves,
Crying into the napkins.

Take a Seven & Seven,
Hand me one more until it’s lifted.
We waded into the healing spring,
But nothing happened.

Are you hardened?
Can you pardon the very hand
That draws a line into the sand?

Those hard mark-making women,
They will take all they are given.
The orange sun slipped into the ridge.
And all was silent.

Lights out at Crescent,
Let me head back on to Memphis.
J-23, BROTHER promise me
My name is up next.

Are you hardened?
Can you pardon the very hand?
That draws a line into the sand?