Mandolin Orange jumps on new video
Thursday, September 3, 2015
– Acoustic duo Mandolin Orange's animated video for "Jump Mountain Blues" premiered today at Apple Music's Connect and is now available to share/view
Mandolin Orange will hit Europe in October after continuing to tour the U.S. in September and October.
The track is from their new album "Such Jubliee" (Yep Roc Records). Andrew Marlin and Emily Frantz enlisted Carrboro, N.C.-based animation/live-action director Abe Spear, who created the stop-motion animated video over the course of two months.
Written over the course of a year spent on the road, "Such Jubliee" was recorded with the duo sitting face-to-face at Echo Mountain Recording in Asheville, N.C. All 10 songs were written by Marlin.
Tour dates are:
Sept. 7 - Sisters Folk Festival - Sisters, OR
Sept. 18 - Mountain Stage - Grand Marais, MN
Sept. 23 - SPACE - Evanston, IL
Sept. 24 - Boats & Bluegrass Festival - Winona, MN
Sept. 25 - Bluegrass Battles Hunger - St. Joseph, MO
Oct. 9 - Wildflower Pavilion @ Planet Bluegrass - Lyons, CO
Oct. 11 - Austin City Limits Festival - Austin, TX
Oct. 13 - Chickie Wah Wah - New Orleans, LA
Oct. 15 - Melting Point - Athens GA
Oct. 16 - Barking Legs Theatre - Chattanooga, TN
Oct. 17 - The Bijou Theatre - Knoxville, TN
Nov. 6 - Ashland Coffee & Tea - Ashland, VA
Nov. 7 - J.E. Broyhill Civic Center - Lenoir, NC
Nov. 11 - Sunflower - Belfast, Northern Ireland
Nov. 13 - Broadcast - Glasgow, Scotland
Nov. 14 - Frodsham Conservative Club - Cheshire, England
Nov. 15 - The Tunnels - Bristol, England
Nov. 16 - Fat Lils - Witney, England
Nov. 17 - Borderline - London, England
Nov. 18 - Merelyn - Nijmegen, Netherlands
Nov. 19 - VANSLAG - Borger, Netherlands
Nov. 21 - Pillow Song Loft - Stans, Switzerland
Nov. 24 - Moskus - Trondheim, Norway
Nov. 25 - Crossroads - Oslo, Norway
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