Overlooked in 2013: Mount Moriah and The Black Lillies

Mount Moriah - Photo by Andrew Synowiez
Mount Moriah – Photo by Andrew Synowiez

We’re getting to that time of year when the album release train slows down, so it’s a good time to look back at some of the stuff that we were too busy with our day jobs to cover earlier this year. Two bands from the Southeast are on that list.

Mount Moriah, a band that we first saw on tour with Horse Feathers last year, released Miracle Temple (Amazon MP3 & Spotify) in February just as I was shipping off to Australia. The album is definitely a shift to a less grassy side of the spectrum, but “Connecticut to Carolina” – one of the quieter songs on the album – is one that I’ve been digging lately.


The Black Lillies
The Black Lillies

Knoxville’s indie mountain band, The Black Lillies, won the attention of critics all around with its 2009 debut, Whiskey Angel. In March, the band released its fourth record Runway Freeway Blues (Amazon MP3 & Spotify) and released a phenomenal single called “The Fall.” While I love that one, I caught this live recording of “All This Living” from a session at CD Baby and think it might take the taco.