Mount Pressmore Album Release


Time: 9:30pm     Day: Saturday     Doors: 9:00pm     Ages: 21+ Ages     Price: $7
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Mount Pressmore makes music that crosses cultures and transcends categories. Their
single, “Trampoline,” off their 2013 album, Enjoy, was featured by KUTX as Song of
the Day on December 3, 2013. Of Mount Pressmore’s sound, KUTX deejay Paul
Carrubba wrote, “It’s virtuosic, but it feels familiar.” It’s Herbie Hancock meeting Peter
Gabriel in a Danny Elfman film score. It’s a comedy, for sure, but one that balances
social satire with self-examination.
The band’s second studio album, The Masked Battle, will be released on July 1, 2017.
Emerging five years into the band’s life span, The Masked Battle displays Mount
Pressmore’s deep chemistry, inveterate searching, and visceral style. As lead singer
Thomas Shaw describes the record, “[It] removes a beating heart from its ribcage,
stomps on it in compound time, and folds the remains into a sonic tapestry of alienation
and anxiety.”
The band has showcased at local and international festivals in Austin, such as the
second annual VoyagerFest in September 2016 - an Austin-centric music festival
devoted to progressive and experimental music. They also headlined the Austin
International Pop Overthrow Festival in December 2016 for the third year in a row.
Mount Pressmore continues to play regional shows and develop material for two new
albums to be released in 2018.