iTunes

Opening the iTunes Store.If iTunes doesn’t open, click the iTunes icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
Opening the iBooks Store.If iBooks doesn't open, click the iBooks app in your Dock.Progress Indicator
iTunes

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To preview and buy music from Eastmountainsouth by Eastmountainsouth, download iTunes now.

Do you already have iTunes? Click I Have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download
iTunes for Mac + PC

Eastmountainsouth

Open iTunes to preview, buy and download music.

Album Review

Eastmountainsouth's debut album is a simple effort, but just because it's simple doesn't mean it lacks substance. Kat Maslich and Peter Adams have crafted a sweet set of songs for a springlike blend of classic folk and country. They carefully work with the basics when it comes to presentation; however, Maslich and Adams' talent lies in songwriting. Maslich and Adams pull from cherished literature, American culture, and family moments to compose their songbook. Each song arrives on its own thanks to the album's organic and earthy tones, while waves of passion are heavy without attack. Themes of love and heartbreak resonate throughout without being assuming, and if an artist is able to pull that off some 50 years after the dawn of rock & roll, it's pretty impressive. Eastmountainsouth does it and does it well. Stephen Foster's staple "Hard Times" is reworked for a bittersweet occasion, while banjos possess a darker mood on "Winter" and "The Ballad of Young Alban and Amandy." Breathy acoustic riffs carry the album as a whole, but Maslich and Adams also experiment with drum machines and electronics. "So You Are to Me" and "Rain Come Down" have lamb-like melodies and are much more full with Eastmountainsouth's informal work behind the sound board. One can only imagine that the country-rock duo will continue to work without conventional expectations for its second album. In the meantime, Eastmountainsouth is a great introduction to the band and solid enough to last until then.

Biography

Formed: 1999 in Los Angeles, CA

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '00s

The Los Angeles duo Eastmountainsouth create a country-folk blend that's characteristic of the bandmates' Southern upbringings. Comprised of vocalists Kat Maslich and Peter Adams, Eastmountainsouth formed in 1999. Maslich, who was born and raised in Roanoke, VA (on Clinch Mountain, home to bluegrass hero Ralph Stanley), tried to find her place in music with short-lived stints in New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Portland, and Atlanta. She traveled back and forth to Los Angeles in search of clarity,...
Full bio
Eastmountainsouth, Eastmountainsouth
View In iTunes

Customer Ratings

We have not received enough ratings to display an average for this album.

Contemporaries