Your Song of the Day from the East Coast: “Up & Down” from The Mountains & The Trees!

On 28 October, 2009 by slowcoustic

So here you all go, its a gooder!  The crew come to us from St. John’s, Newfoundland (not to be confused with Saint John, New Brunswick – them’s fighting words) and the new EP is “Hop, Skip & A Jump” that was just released yesterday.

Effectively the “band” of The Mountains & The Trees is Jon Janes and the track below is simply a relaxing summer track that floats in that place between a mellow folky ballad and a cruising on the highway track.   Janes vocals are almost as if they are spoken, not sung, directly into your ear while you are awash with dual acoustic guitar, organ and some nice banjo and percussion – it feels as though it builds throughout the track as much as this memorable lazy jam can.  The beat provided is almost electronic, a back beat if you will, and while I normally don’t appreciate it for a mellow singer songwriter style song, it really brings a new sound or something that is both produced and lo-fi at the same time.  This doesn’t make sense…I must stop and let you listen now.

Hop, Skip & A Jump Cover

The Mountains & The Trees
“Up & Down” (mp3)
from “Hop, Skip, & A Jump”
(Outside Music)

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