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A drinking band with a rock and roll problem…

Mount Whateverest will be playing the Uptown TOMORROW NIGHT!!!! for their “Electric City” CD release, with The Bottle Kids, Super Natural, and the Rabbles. DO NOT MISS IT!!!

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 Christ Streng (Stratford 4) and Jonah Wells 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!

With the release of the Electric City album, Mount Whateverest is ready to reach new heights of awesomeness. The songs on the album range from the noisy pop of ‘Mr Magician’ and ‘Candy Money’ to the barely restrained punk outbursts ‘You want the power’ and ‘Do it right’. ‘Space trash’ and alcoholic-anthem ‘Drink Tickets’ address the rigors of life on the road through a pair of rose colored beer goggles. Both ‘Electric City’ and ‘Get By’ groove along on steady, spacey riffs which almost re-imagine the Velvet Underground as ravers on e. ‘Nothing on my mind’ wraps it’s romantic message in a layer of nonchalance. The album gains steady momentum as it builds from the Stones-y shuffle of ‘$100 Bill’ to the unhinged riff rocker ‘Room With No Sound‘.

Released digitally and in Europe in August 2013, Electric City will be released in the US January 16, 2014.


See them play:

Thursday, January 16, 2014
The Uptown Nightclub
1928 Telegraph Ave
Oakland, CA
9:30pm music/21+/$10