‘Out of Sight, Out of Mind’ is the brand new sophomore EP from South Korean based Mountains. The title of the new record couldn’t be more truthful. Communicating via Email before its release, bassist Ali Safavi admitted “we’re cut off from the rest of the mathy scenes…” lamenting that South Korea is rather far away from the UK, let alone Manchester.
Based in Daegu, South Korea, the trio consists of two Britons and a Canadian, with all three teaching English in Korea. When they’re not doing that, they’re putting together scrappy, heart beating math-rock jams, bringing together influences from their current home as well their respective home countries, whilst ever so slightly dabbling into emo territories.
Released earlier this month, their new EP is a great introduction to the band (though obviously, you could start at the beginning), with their rapid fire, math-rock twiddles canoodling with the heart-on-his-sleeve vocals from guitarist and vocalist Stephen Hazel, creating something wonderful.
As well as the release of their second EP, Mountains are now looking forward to some very special shows in Tokyo, Japan, to round out the month. You can find out all you need to know about Mountains here, and can listen to Out of Sight, Out of Mind in its entirety below.