Rainer Single + Pre-Order

Today is the day! Pre-orders are now available via Friends Records for our debut LP, Rainer. Check out the premiere of a new single, Coasting, album-artwork and more over at Disco Naivete and be sure to share! Thanks for all your continued support and patience. It means the world to us.

Lots more to come. Official press release below.

FR022: Secret Mountains – Rainer

Friends Records presents the debut long player from Baltimore’s Secret Mountains, a young sextet whose handful of EPs and singles have captured a new take on an ancient yearn for psychedelic exploration via the deep soul, heavy pop and lush noise they’ve grown up engulfed in.

Rainer is the dark answer to each member’s storm, prompting listeners to roar through their own tempestuous experiences. It is an inclement but brave battle fought by the authoritative percussion of Chris Muccioli, the calculated frenzy of Jeffery Silverstein and Cory Lawrence’s guitars, Kelly Laughlin’s commanding soul-gaze vocals, the sub-earth bass of Alex Jones and the blinding glow of Jake Winstanley’s keys.

The debut record was recorded at Chris and Mickey Freeland’s Beat Babies Studio outside of Baltimore, and was mastered by Paul Gold at Salt Mastering. Art and design are by Chris Muccioli, and the limited vinyl is accompanied by a download code.

Flooded by the squalls of Arbouretum, the interstellar hail of Celebration, the thunder and lightning of Wye Oak and the howling rage of Sri Aurobindo, Baltimore’s psychedelic downpour has been bountiful. Secret Mountains offer a new ark to voyage the cosmos, a heavy path that starts deep in the grooves of Rainer.

Friends Records / Shaking Through Session

We promised you a surprise, and here it is— our video session at Shaking Through / Weathervane Music is finally live, along with a previously unreleased version of our song, “High Horse,” from our forthcoming full-length, Rainer.  For a few days last May we worked closely with an awesome team of sound engineers and videographers to collaborate for the episode, which you can see here http://www.shakingthrough.com/secretmountains. We’re all really excited to see the final cut of the video and hope you like it too!

In addition, we are proud to announce that our debut LP, Rainer, will be released in early 2013 on Baltimore’s own Friends Records. We are beyond thrilled to be working with Friends again. More details, music, and pre-order information coming soon. Thank you again to everyone who donated to our kickstarter campaign and have been supporting Secret Mountains in any way over the past few years. It means a lot to us.

Hopscotch 2012

We are so stoked to be playing The Independents Hopscotch Fest in Raleigh, NC. We head down tomorrow and have two shows, Friday @ White Collar Crime at 10pm and Saturday @ Slims 2pm.


September 18th at U-Street Music Hall w/ Mount Eerie

Excited to announce we will be playing alongside Mount Eerie on September 18 at U-Street Music Hall in DC. Click here to RSVP. Tickets on sale now.

ScapeScape 8/30 w/ Holy Ghost Party, Believers & Happy Family

Could not be more excited to be playing ScapeScape this year alongside some of our best friends. We close out the night on Thursday 8/30 at Windup Space with Holy Ghost Party, Believers, and Happy Family.


Hi everyone,

Its been a week since we launched our Kickstarter campaign to help wrap up our new recor. We really can’t thank everyone enough for all the support! In the first week alone we’ve managed to fund more than 50% of our goal and we’re really excited to see where it goes. We’ve decided to add a few more packages to the sold out reward tiers including the Test Pressing and Tape Packs which include some Kickstarter Only tape releases.


We’re continuing to make progress on the record as the campaign continues. Vocals are being wrapped up on all of the tracks in the coming week and then keyboards are the last to be completed. Next comes the task of mixing which we’ve been gradually working with Chris Freeland to tweak as we’ve been completing pieces to the record so we’re hoping for a smooth transition to finishing that up.

Again thanks for all the support thus far, spread the word if you can! Everything made through this campaign/pre-order will be used to pump more goodness into the record, every little bit counts!

If you haven’t checked it out yet click here!

Announcing our debut record “Rainer”

Dear friends, after touring, writing, recording, and re-working, we’re finally ready to release our first full-length record.

Rainer is the culmination of two years of hard work and we’re highly anticipating its release. In order to make this record a reality we’ve created a Kickstarter, where you can pledge funds to help us wrap up the loose ends that remain — mixing, mastering, and some last minute recording.

We’ve been tracking the record over the past year (which you can read all about it on our Kickstarter page). We are offering a bunch of rewards including a few of our previous tape releases (digital files included), Kickstarter only double tapes, Vinyl/Digital versions of the new record and test pressings of the final cuts for Rainer before it goes public.

Release plans are still in the works and for this release we’re sticking with a smaller independent label who will cover only production costs. We’re finalizing the fine details of the releasing label and date. Backers will get updates with everything going on with the release!

Click the image above to watch the video, take a listen (clip of a brand new song in the video), back if you like, and pass it around!


July 29th @ The Mercury Lounge w/ Young Magic & Quilt

We’re back in New York this coming weekend with some pretty amazing bands. Hope to see you there, click through for the event info!

Johnny Brendas 7/14

Some really great photos are up today over at the Deli Magazine from our show at Johnny Brenda’s with Hop Along and DRGN KING. We are back in Philadelphia on August 5th to play the 2nd Street Festival with Man Man and lots more amazing bands.

Johnny Brendas w/ Hop Along & DRGN KING

Philly! We return this saturday night to Johnny Brendas with Hop Along and DRGN KING. Should be a great night with great people. Click through for the event and more info. Hope to see you there!