Mts. & Tunnels

Mts. & Tunnels

BandRockFolk

Bluesy garage rock with horns meets soulful folk with vocal harmonies. When life presents a mountain and going over is not an option this 8 piece band breaks opens the heart gates and tunnels straight through.

Biography

The original demo recordings for Mts. & Tunnels were created by Chris Poage in a creaky old orchard house in Seattle. Dozens of songs were written and dozens were tossed out. However, by 2011, 10 tracks presented themselves and the timing was perfect for Norman Baker(Ian McFeron), Daniel Braithwaite (Eternal Fair) to record what would become their debut EP. Then one weekend in June the trio, with the help of Mel Dettmer’s magic cat Bones, created a musical spell that put them in a trance like state for 2 days of epic recording. After overdubbing horns, keyboards, vocal harmonies, and mixing help from TJ Berry, the album was released at the Tractor Tavern in Ballard with a full 8 piece band to an excited and welcoming crowd.

After a year of gigs, band fights and beach parties. 2013 is shaping up to be a very interesting year for the group. First their new single “Pictures” was recorded with Mike Coykendall (M.ward, She & Him) and released on a 7” record. Then a random call from a TV producer found them starring on a pilot episode of a reality TV show about local bands called “Band in Seattle”

Sarah Schmidt(vocals) Katie Clayton(Trumpet) Liana Green (Trombone) Kent Halvorsen (keyboards) and Sandy Dickerson (uke, guitar) were the missing links in the chain of friends that now forms Mts. & Tunnels. The Seattle Weekly calls the band “cozy old-school garage rock filled with bluesy guitar riffs punctuated by vintage horns. At times the local group has a classic Northwest Folk-rock sound made more apparent on tracks like “Something in the light”, where the complementary vocals are reminiscent of The Head and the Heart’s harmonies.” The new single entitled “Pictures” is available on a limited edition 7” and sold at their concerts. The MP3 is available for download and can be found on their website. www.mtsandtunnels.com

Lyrics

Bring it on

Written By: Chris Poage

Perhaps you’re the type to fall in love all upon first sight
I will try to stay out of the way something don’t feel right
I did not want to loose my self and I did not want to swoon
something broke inside of me when the girl left the room

The end of the night is when the sun begins to rise
If i’m not mistaken I can see it in your eyes, see it in your eyes.

Bring it on, Bring it on if i can have you for just one song
I would be Happily willing to let you go.

Summer oh summer oh summer where have you been?
my whole life i’ve been waiting for you but I guess I never knew.
I still remember the night in my mind like it was yesterday
the moon and the stars and the light in your eyes and the song we started to play

Bring it on, Bring it on if i can have you for just one song
I would be Happily willing to let you go.

Even tho the sun’s about to rise don’t want this to end
I can play guitar for you if you’ve got a song to lend

I like hangin’ out but i’m afraid soon I must be gone
I can do a chorus and an outro to our song

Bring it on, Bring it on if i can have you for just one song
I would be happily willing to let you go.

The end of the night is when the sun begins to rise
If i’m not mistaken I can see it in your eyes
everyday life is gonna pull you by the arm
leave when you need to but this dock won’t do no harm
don’t let me twist your arm
but with you i feel alright
just waiting for the morning light.

Car and Bus

Written By: Chris Poage


Packing my bags
as I'm headed to the bus stop
got a couple of hours
to catch the plane
but its all good

Going to St. Louis
for four days of thunder
But i don't mind
because I heard it's really nice there
so she tells me. . .

Such a long way
Such a short time
Like Georgia, Atlanta
I've got you in my mind
Show me the gateway
The gateway to the west
I cant take the sun
I'll shut the window
to catch up on some rest.

I'll take a car and a bus and a train and an airplane
what ever I gotta do!
A car and a bus and a train and an airplane
what ever brings me to you.

Discography

"Mts + Tunnels" 8 song debut EP released -2012

"Pictures" single self released limited edition 7" lathe cut -2013