Ambitious Chapel Hill duo Mandolin Orange will officially release their new double album Haste Make / Hard Hearted Stranger on November 8, but the album is available now at the band's shows.
The album was recorded as two separate albums. Haste Make was recorded by the dynamic duo of Jeff Crawford and James Wallace, who also play on the tracks, at Arbor Ridge Studios in Franklin. The stripped down Hard Hearted Stranger was recorded at Rubber Room Studios in Chapel Hill by one half of the duo, Andrew Marlin.
Download the fantastic title track of the first half of the album, "Haste Make" below. The song is beautifully sparse, yet made quite lush with the addition Crawford and Wallace.
The band already celebrated the release of the album at the Cat's Cradle on September 24, but they'll likely be back to play more local shows around the official release date. Throughout October, building up to the release, the band will tour the east coast. Check out the dates below.
Mandolin Orange - "Haste Make" (mp3)
Mandolin Orange tour dates
09.30.11 - Wilmington, NC - City Stage
10.02.11 - Ocracoke Island, NC - Books to Be Read Outdoor Stage
10.12.11 - Knoxville, TN - Preservation Pub
10.13.11 - Johnson City, TN - The Down Home
10.14.11 - Asheville, NC - L.A.B.
10.15.11 - Charlotte, NC - The Evening Muse
10.26.11 - Awendaw, SC - Barn Jam
10.29.11 - Savannah, GA - Sentient Bean
11.08.11 - Decatur, GA - Eddie's Attic
11.12.11 - Lynchburg, VA - The White Hart
11.18.11 - Providence, RI - FETE Lounge
11.20.11 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Winery