The London based modern psych rock trio Desert Mountain Tribe have revealed the title and cover artwork for their forthcoming debut album. ‘Either That Or The Moon’ will be released on 4th March 2016, with the vinyl and CD formats both containing nine songs. Recorded during the second half of 2015, ‘Ether That Or The Moon’ is both expansive and explosive in its musical scope. The short sharp shock that is the taster song ‘Runway’ has been compared to the likes of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and Kasabian and featured as a Classic Rock ‘Track of the Week’ in late November. A promo video can be seen here :
Establishing themselves in the current psych-rock scene in 2014 with the release of their debut ‘DMT EP’, DMT have subsequently proved themselves a formidable live presence after sharing stages with the likes of Toy, Wovenhand, The Wytches and Damo Suzuki and performing at several festivals.
That 12” EP generated positive coverage from many media pundits, while lead track ‘Take A Ride’ attracted airplay on BBC 6Music (including a ‘Recommends’ slot). Recorded direct to tape at Shaken Oak Studios, Oxon and mastered by Brett Orrison of The Black Angels, the scope of its four songs clearly demonstrated that this was a band to watch. Its release followed the appearance of another early group effort on ‘Reverb Conspiracy Vol 2’ (released jointly by Fuzz Club Records and Austin Psych Fest). 2015 has seen DMT attract rave notices from the psych community in mainland Europe via appearances at Eindhoven Psych Lab and Lisbon Psych Fest along with their first headlining tours of Scandinavia, the Baltics and Germany. This has subsequently led to a Europe-wide label deal with the Hamburg based indie powerhouse Membran. A simultaneous North American release will be made by Metropolis Records.
Desert Mountain Tribe is :
Jonty Balls – guitar, voice
Phillip Jahn – bass
Felix Jahn – drums