Distant Mountains release debut EP, ‘A Small Few’

On May 5, Distant Mountains will drop their first EP, A Small Few. It’s a promising start for the San Francisco-based band, inhabiting a space between atmospheric ambience and pop compositions. Heavy on synth and reverb, A Small Few is alternately pounding and drum-driven, as on “Full Turn,” and restrained, laden with retro tones — EP closer “Company Farm” plays like a slowed-down Tears for Fears anthem. The solid drumming is no surprise given that Jason Slota of Thao & The Get Down Stay Down was behind the kit. Paul McCorkle, Scott Lord, and Rob Shelton (of Meernaa) rounded out [...]

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