Mount Righteous is a 9-piece anti-orchestra from Grapevine, Texas.
Featuring mostly acoustic instrumentation, the band has been known to perform without the use of amplifiers or microphones, relying on the thunderous rumble of sousaphone, trombone, trumpet, and marching drums, the melodic intricacy of melodica, bells, guitar, and bass, and the power of 9 harmonized voices.
Mount Righteous has performed extensively across the United States. They have shared stages with the likes of The Octopus Project, David Dondero, The Gourds, the pAper chAse, Danielson, The Rocket Summer, Nana Grizol, Cryptasize, Mucca Pazza, Baby Dee, and many others.
Their debut album, “When The Music Starts”, was produced by renowned engineer John Congleton, and has been hailed as “One of the year’s most impressive freshman efforts…” (Fort Worth Star-Telegram), and awarded trophy for “Big Album” by quickDFW Magazine in 2009. The release of their sophomore album "Mount Righteous" earned them the award for "Best Experimental/Auvant Guarde Act" by Dallas Observer Magazine in 2010.
In their home community of Dallas/Fort Worth, they have been nominated for multiple awards including Best Album by the Fort Worth Weekly, Best Group and Best New Band by the Dallas Observer, and Next Big Thing and Big Song by QuickDFW magazine.
In April 2010 they released their self-titled sophomore album following the release of their 2009 EP "Open Your Mouth". They embarked on an ambitious 70-date tour that spanned the majority of the USA in 2010.
"Mount Righteous" - LP 2010
"Open Your Mouth" - EP 2009
"When the Music Starts" - LP 2008
Select tracks are streaming on www.myspace.com/mountrighteous and www.facebook.com/mountrighteous.
Select tracks get airplay on various college radio stations including 88.7FM KTCU Dallas/Ft Worth, and 90.1FM KERA Dallas/Ft Worth, 102.1FM The Edge Dallas/Ft Worth, and various other college radio outlets around the USA.
When Your Paycheck Comes
When the Child Awakes
Sing to Me, Tiffany
The Feeling You Bring
Turn Down That Racket
We're All Going Crazy
Suburban Homesick Blues
I Think I Need a Break
Where There's a Way
Eat Your Wife and Kiss the Barbeque