North Carolina’s Mount Moriah became one of our favorite Southern bands when their 2013 song “Lament” got stuck in our heads and we didn’t want it to stop. Two critically-acclaimed records later, the trio has released How to Dance, an album that bakes classic country, ’70s punk fervor, church revivals, and dream pop sensibilities into one satisfying casserole–luscious on the inside, crunchy on top.
The band’s latest single “Precita” features a Summerteeth-era Wilco-esque soundscape with Heather McEntire’s warbling, sourwood honey-sweet vocals strikingly similar to Dolly Parton. Less haunting than their previous material and more majestic.
Check out our exclusive video premiere for “Precita” directed by Fidel Ruiz-Healy below.
“Placing the video right after a bank robbery was my way of capturing that feeling of a lost love,” says Fidel. “It’s an exciting time when you made brash decisions and never knew where you’d end up, and looking back, it only felt like a brief moment. I wanted the style of the video to have this nostalgia and romance and feel like a snapshot in a forgotten photo album: you get little exciting glimpses and pick out small details, but you can’t ever know the whole story outside the frame.”