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Mountain Man On World Cafe | December 2, 2010

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On stage, Mally Sarle, Alexandra Sauser-Monning and Amelia Meath gather in semi-circle form with little accompaniment other than an acoustic guitar. With hushed surroundings, the bareness of their three voices is completely enthralling. Iit's rare to find music that focuses on the delicate arrangements of voice alone anymore, but the trio from Bennington, Vt., has made a cappella cool again. After the three girls met at Bennington College, they quickly realized how powerful their music was shaping up to be.

It wasn't until Mountain Man posted a few simple recordings on its Myspace page that its popularity spread like wildfire. Before they could even piece together a debut album, the girls played at SXSW, the Glastonbury Festival and even toured the U.K. Mountain Man's debut LP, Made the Harbor, is out now on Partisan Records.

Fourtet  Joy  Recorded Live for the World Cafe 
Massive Attack  Unfinished Sympathy  Blue Lines 
Nortec Collective  Brown Bike  Recorded Live for the World Cafe 
Caribou  Jamelia  Swim 
MGMT  Congratulations  Congratulations 
Mountain Man  How'M I Doin  Recorded Live at Moogfest
Mountain Man  Dog Song  Recorded Live at Moogfest
Mountain Man  Play it Right  Recorded Live at Moogfest
Mountain Man  Holy Father  Recorded Live at Moogfest
G Love  Fixin' to Die  Fixin' to Die 
Jonsi  Go Do  Go 
Thievery Corporation  The Heart's a Lonely Hunter  The Cosmic Game 
Emerson, Lake and Palmer  Lucky Man  Best of Emerson, Lake, and Palmer 
Wendy Carlos  Sinfonia to Cantata No. 29  Switched to Bach 
Devo  (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction  Are We Not Men? We Are Devo
Gary Numan  Cars  The Pleasure Principle 
Stereolab  Miss Modular  Dots & Loops 
Herbie Hancock  Chameleon  Headhunter 
Stevie Wonder  Higher Ground  Innervisions 
The Monkees  Daily Nightly  Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn, & Jones LTD. 
Air  Le Femme D'Argent  Moon Safari 
Tunng  Sashimi  ...And Then We Saw Land