[31/07] New Music Tuesdays: GRL MTN - AAURAL II [Ann Arbor Summer Jams]
"Boom. Ann Arbor Summer Jams from all your favorite Ann Arbor kids". This post from their Facebook page, perfectly outlines what GRL MTN's new summer mix tape is all about. One of the strongest aspects of this music collective, besides their deep rooted friendship, is the bond they share with the place they make music; the nature, the city, the wild and timeless spaces of Ann Arbor, Michigan. To quote their own mission statement:
Sometimes a place emits a magical essence.
We are GRL MTN, not only a collective of musicians, but a group of friends drawn together by the spirit of a small town in Michigan: Ann Arbor.
We invite you into our world through a destination unbridled by physical location to explore our art. Aural II is a compilation of our latest work—spanning abstractly melancholic ballads to pulsating grooves, channeling through environments organic and electronic.
Warmed by your presence, we’d love to share our Ann Arbor with you.
Take a listen to the summery sounds inspired by GRL MTN and their home:
As with any proper humbled and down to earth music collective, GRL MTN provides their album to the world FREEly
After listening to this album multiple times, I am really inspired by the collaborative approach to business and music making GRL MTN embodies, and I am also dreaming of a sunny summer afternoon in the Ann Arbor countryside. Hope this album provides a similar perfectly tuned accompaniment to your summer days!