× Mandolin Orange return to NL this May

Mandolin Orange return to NL this May

23-02-2016

After their first European tour last fall Mandolin Orange will return to the Netherlands for some shows in May. We're happy to announce the dates today:

12-05-2016: Utrecht (NL) @ TivoliVredenburg
13-05-2016: Veenhuizen (NL) @ Coco Maria
14-05-2016: Middelburg (NL) @ de Spot
16-05-2016: Amsterdam (NL) @ Paradiso

After the breakout critical success of Mandolin Orange's 2013 Yep Roc debut, "This Side of Jordan", you'd be forgiven for expecting the classic "road record." Instead, the North Carolina duo of Andrew Marlin and Emily Frantz have crafted "Such Jubilee", a gorgeous, deeply moving about album about home. The road has been good to Mandolin Orange since releasing "This Side of Jordan". NPR called the album "effortless and beautiful," naming it one of the year's best folk/Americana releases, while Magnet dubbed it "magnificent." It earned them performances everywhere from the iconic Newport Folk Festival to Pickathon, as well as tours with Willie Watson, Gregory Alan Isakov, The Wood Brothers, and more. For the "Such Jubilee" sessions, Marlin and Frantz set up facing each other in Asheville's Echo Mountain studio to capture the undeniable chemistry of their live performances. On "Settled Down," Marlin looks at what it takes to find that nearly-telepathic level of comfort in a relationship, while "Daylight" looks for peace in long-term companionship, and "That Wrecking Ball" meditates on the sometimes ravaging passage of time. Not all of the songs are purely introspective, though, as "Jump Mountain Blues" brings to life a haunting Native American legend, and the ambitious "Blue Ruin" was penned in response to the horrific violence at Sandy Hook. "Such Jubilee" is a record about home, both the place and the idea. Some days it's a safe, warm, loving refuge from the world outside. Other days it's cold and empty and too quiet. Either way, it's always waiting for you at the end of the road.

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