Join The Record Exchange and Duck Club Presents for a Shakey Graves pre-party featuring a live performance by There is No Mountain at 6 p.m. Friday, May 29, at the RX (1105 W. Idaho St.). If you’re going to the Shakey Graves show at the Shrine, head to the store beforehand and catch a set from Treefort/Record Exchange favorites TINM! As always, this Record Exchange in-store event is free and all ages!
ABOUT THERE IS NO MOUNTAIN
Kali Giaritta // Vocals, Drums, Keys
Matt Harmon // Vocals, Guitar, Foot Tambourine
There Is No Mountain is a Portland-based husband-and-wife duo that combines percussion, guitar and an affinity for vocal harmony to create a unique brand of pop with intricate, world-music-influenced arrangements. The band’s subtly virtuosic style has been compared in print to current acts like The Dirty Projectors and classics like Paul Simon’s Graceland, but it is perhaps more telling that reviewers have tried to peg the duo’s musical influences in genres ranging from jazz to folk, classical to psychedelic rock, and world music to doom metal (all are correct!). Kali and Matt usually just call it “pop with a short attention span.”
TINM’s live set-up is an exercise in multitasking – the duo sings nearly everything in harmony while Kali plays a medley of tom drums and percussive instruments and Matt animates his acoustic guitar using nimble fingers and a bunch of carefully chosen effect pedals. African rhythms, jazz harmonies, shape-shifting arrangements, theatrical melodies and psychedelic swirls seep through the Americana exterior, making the live show a total surprise to any first-timer. After spending the last couple years on constant self-booked tours all over the country and finding themselves in situations ranging from 110-degree basements to a headline show at Lincoln Center in NYC, TINM is excited to be releasing new material this spring.