Mount Washington

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Mount Washington are from Tromsø in Northern Norway, where founding members Rune Simonsen, Andreas Høyer and Esko Pedersen grew up together. They had already been making music for several years when they formed Washington and travelled some hundred miles south of Tromsø to record their debut-EP in 2004 in Trondheim. Since then the band have released three LPs and toured all over Europe. In 2011, coinciding with the recording of their self-titled latest record, Washington have become Mount Washington, in order to mark a new beginning.

Just before the recording of Mount Washington in the winter of 2010 and spring 2011, the band left their native Tromsø and moved to Berlin. Despite the notoriously grim winter of the German capital, the result is a more upbeat record than its predecessors, inevitably influenced by the rich Berlin music scene. Still, the melancholy of previous records is preserved - its distressing and heart-wrenching themes setting the tone of the album’s ten tracks.

Mount Washington sets itself apart from the previous records, just as much as the others differ from each other. The debut, A New Order Rising, was inspired by Americana and folk. The sophomore Astral Sky was a more pop-oriented younger brother, the band opting for a more straightforward approach than with the predecessor, and with Rouge/Noir the group sought to explore new territory again, with an album labelled as “widescreen” and a “tour de force of massive rock landscapes” by the music press.

During their stay in Berlin, the band has developed a new, more open approach to music, while keeping their distinctive sense of melodies, which are both melancholic and catchy at the same time.

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Mount Washington

Release Date: 02/17/2012 · Format: CD / LP · Cat-No: GRCD/LP 737


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rouge/noir

Release Date: 10/31/2008 · Format: CD · Cat-No: GR 691

Washington are back with an album from the cold... Speaking of Washington, critics have always been quick to use Arctic references, ranting about some alleged Norwegian melancholy, darkness, and mourning. On one hand, these Arctic clichés are...
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Astral Sky

Release Date: 03/01/2007 · Format: CD · Cat-No: GR 665


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A New Order Rising

Release Date: 06/27/2005 · Format: CD · Cat-No: GR 637

After an extensive national tour in Norway, an album release and an invitation to join this years official popkomm-showcase, Washington has this fall shown themselves to be one of the finest acts in Norway these days. A great show at Popkomm lead...
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