“Remainder” by Secret Mountains // Rainer (Out Now via Friends Records)
Secret Mountains are a Baltimore based sextet who deserve a big year following the recent release of their stellar debut LP, “Rainer”. The band specialize in a sort of dark, stormy brand of post rock & psych influenced heavy pop that calls to mind bands like Wye Oak and Widowspeak (or even, a heavier version of The Sundays). Here on “Remainder”, you get that dreamy, guitar driven beauty scattered across a widescreen blast of post rock orchestral pop. It’s a wonderful sound, and an exciting taste of a band just getting it’s start. Definitely keep Secret Mountains on the bands-to-watch list - they won’t disappoint. Highest recommendation.