Mount Whateverest artfully mixes glam, space rock and classic rock into their own unique and universally resonant genre: stoner pub rock. Mining the same boozy vein as bar-rock champions the Faces but as seen through the droning kaleidoscope of Spacemen 3, the band has glam aspirations, though their songs often veer off into Blondie-like disco grooves with sing-along choruses and catchy basslines.
Beer soaked and starry eyed, Mount Whateverest fills the imaginary space between the Replacements, the Flaming Lips and the Shirelles. The band has two songwriters in Chris Streng (Stratford 4) and Jonah Wells (Jeepster) who share an affinity for noisy chaos and pop hooks. Streng’s shredded vocals are offset with the high harmonies of Sasha Soukup (Sasha & the Shamrocks) and Cynthia Harrell while Wells and Steven Melendez provide the rhythmic motor. Mount Whateverest- a drinking band with a rock & roll problem...
released January 16, 2014
Jonah Wells- drums, vocals, bass, guitar // Chris Streng- guitar, vocals, bass // Steve Melendez- bass, drums // Cynthia Harrell- vocals, keytar // Sasha Soukup- vocals, keys
Recorded in Psych!c Steve's Room With Sound, Grass Valley, CA 2013
Drink Tickets recorded by Keith Daly at Station to Station
Mr. Magician mixed by Patrick Haight
All tracks mastered by Patrick Haight
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