Mount Carmel - "Back on It" (stream) (Premiere)

by PopMatters Staff

10 February 2014

Columbus, OH's Mount Carmel still believes in rock 'n' roll -- you know, the real stuff with charging guitars and drums meant to stir the loins before the brain cells... And I mean that in a good way.
 

Like the blues, traditional rock ‘n’ roll remains a great musical building block and form. It’ll never be out of date. Mount Carmel shows their devotion to the crunchy riff on “Back on It”, a smokin’ tune from their upcoming album, Get Pure. Mount Carmel bass player Pat Reed tells us about “Back on It”: “The song was built off of the riff. A simple driving riff. The vocals aren’t very complex either. About the repeated monotony of trying to be a man. The song is based off of feeling. Theres a looseness to it. We try to run away from any intellectual complexities that could contribute to a song becoming too narcissistic.”

Mount Carmel’s Get Pure will be released on CD, digital formats and limited edition vinyl on March 25th via Alive Naturalsound Records.
  


TRACK LIST
01 Gold
02 Back on It
03 Whisper
04 No Pot to Piss
05 Swallow Me Up
06 Bridge to Nowhere
07 One More Morning
08 Will I
09 Hangin’ On
10 Fear Me Now
11 Yeah You Mama

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