Photo courtesy of Lonely Mountain Lovers

Locals Only Artist Of The Month: Lonely Mountain Lovers

September 2016

September 1, 2016


Lonely Mountain Lovers formed over a mutual appreciation of the sound and feel of Seattle and the good company found in bars there. Conversations at bar stools at some point found a catalyst in the tune­smithing of Zachary Warnes and in early 2012 the band started playing around the Seattle area with a loud, dark, bright, and bottom­of­the­bottle inspired amalgam of American styles. Featuring a deeply lyrical underbelly, crashing amps and cymbals, and haunting harmonies, the band at once hopes to inspire dancing as well as introspection, all mixed up with a tall boy and whiskey. With musical infatuations ranging from Patsy Cline to Ryan Adams, The Meters to Bill Callahan, and Beastie Boys to BB King, the sound of the six­piece formed into a raucously soulful ode to the breadth of rock 'n' roll and country music, equal parts party and poetry.

On September 19, 2015 they released their first record, a self­titled LP to an energetic crowd at Seattle's Tractor Tavern. Produced by Rick Hoag and recorded at MXR Studio in the Sodo neighborhood, the album represents the sweat and camaraderie of three years of collaboration and features the beautiful solemnity of "Be Kind" and the sprightly musings of "Friendly Ghost".

The band is currently at work on recording new material, and are releasing their upcoming EP, Blood, on September 22nd


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