· By John Frazier
Mountain Time's New Album "Music For Looking Animals" Available Now
After months of anticipation, the long-awaited debut album from Mountain Time, Music For Looking Animals, is available everywhere now! Get it now on limited edition vinyl or at digital outlets everywhere here.
In the aftermath of the dissolution of his adored bands Mineral and The Gloria Record, Chris Simpson took a step back from making music for the first time since his mid-teens. And it was during this period where an affinity for the music of the Sixties and Seventies such as Van Morrison, Leonard Cohen, Harry Nilsson, Bob Dylan, The Velvet Underground and many more – along with the freedom and expression of jazz and artists who radically followed their own vision – took root. With additional inspiration drawn from psychology and eastern philosophy, the beauty of the natural world, Simpson’s children and wife, old Time Life books, and the self-stated immenseness of the universe, Mountain Time has become almost more of a state-of-mind than a moniker.
To celebrate the release of the album album, we’re proud to premiere the new music video for "Rosemary, Etc.” which was directed by Tim Kasher of Cursive / The Good Life. Starring Jess Price of Campdogzz, “Rosemary, Etc.” tells the reverse tale of a street preacher with a penchant for petty theft. “Naturally, when I started thinking about making a video for a song from the new Mountain Time record, I thought of Tim,” Simpson said. “He is one of my favorite humans and there’s a peace that comes from working with people you love. It was a labor of love, as all unpaid work is for artists, and I am ever grateful to everyone involved for helping it come together.”