The Music Tapes' new album, Mary's Voice, is available now! Stream the album in its entirety via SoundCloud, and find it on CD, digital, and limited-edition LP with pop-up artwork in record stores everywhere and in the Merge store.
Mary's Voice as described by Julian Koster: "I love sentimental melodies that you can hum with feeling. People warn against sentimentalizing or mythologizing the past. It's any failure to mythologize the present that I think we have to be afraid of. This is a miracle. You are a miracle. Our lives are magic, and our times all the more so. Music proves it."
Stream Mary's Voice now at the Merge SoundCloud page
Mary's Voice, the follow up to 2008's acclaimed Music Tapes for Clouds and Tornadoes inaugurates a newly active phase in The Music Tapes' evolution—with plans to tour the world in a circus tent later this year. To achieve these goals, The Music Tapes launched a Kickstarter page earlier this week to great response! The Kickstarter levels include autographed pillow cases, telephone concerts, and even the banjo that Julian used while recording Neutral Milk Hotel's In the Aeroplane Over the Sea. Beginning with a goal of $5,000, they have already raised nearly $14,000!
Visit the Music Tapes' Kickstarter page to find out how you can help bring the Traveling Imaginary to life, and order your copy of Mary's Voice on CD, digital or LP (with special pop-up artwork) now in the Merge store.