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tides of a teardrop

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Mandolin Orange’s music radiates a mysterious warmth —their songs feel like whispered secrets, one hand cupped to your ear. The North Carolina duo have built a steady and growing fanbase with this kind of intimacy, and on Tides of A Teardrop, due out February 1, it is more potent than ever. By all accounts, it is the duo’s fullest, richest, and most personal effort. You can hear the air between them—the taut space of shared understanding, as palpable as a magnetic field, that makes their music sound like two halves of an endlessly completing thought. Singer-songwriter Andrew Marlin and multi-instrumentalist Emily Frantz have honed this lamp glow intimacy for years.

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March 7 // The Imperial // Vancouver, BC

March 8 // Mount Baker Theatre // Bellingham, WA

March 9 // The Moore Theatre // Seattle, WA

March 10 // Knitting Factory // Spokane, WA

March 12 // The Wilma // Missoula, MT

March 13 // Commonwealth Room // Salt Lake City, UT

March 14 // Washington’s // Fort Collins, CO

March 15 // Boulder Theater // Boulder, CO

March 16 // Ogden Theatre // Denver, CO

March 17 // Meow Wolf // Santa Fe, NM

March 19 // The Crescent Ballroom // Phoenix, AZ

March 20 // El Rey Theatre // Los Angeles, CA

March 21 // The Fillmore // San Francisco, CA

March 22 // Crystal Ballroom // Portland, OR

March 23 // Treefort Music Fest // Boise, ID

April 4 // Variety Playhouse // Atlanta, GA

April 5 // Saturn // Birmingham, AL

April 6 // Duling Hall // Jackson, MS

April 7 // Minglewood Hall // Memphis, TN

April 9 // The Pageant // St. Louis, MO

April 10 // Madrid Theatre // Kansas City, MO

April 11 // Kessler Theater // Dallas, TX

April 12 // Old Settler’s Music Festival // Austin, TX

April 13 // The Heights Theater // Houston, TX

April 14 // Tower Theatre // Oklahoma City, OK

April 16 // Taft Theatre // Cincinnati, OH

April 17 // Headliner’s Music Hall // Louisville, KY

April 18 // Walker Theatre // Chattanooga, TN

April 20 // Bijou Theatre // Knoxville, TN

May 1 // Ampere // Munich, Germany

May 2 // Lido // Berlin, Germany

May 3 // Nochtspeicher // Hamburg, Germany

May 4 // Folk å Rock // Malmö, Sweden

May 5 // Slaktkyrkan // Stockholm, Sweden

May 7 // John Dee // Oslo, Norway

May 8 // Pustervik // Gothenburg, Sweden

May 10 // Oosterpoort // Groningen, Netherlands

May 11 // Doornroosje // Nijmegen, Netherlands

May 12 // Paradiso // Amsterdam, Netherlands

May 13 // Dok // Ghent, Belgium

May 14 // Les Étoiles // Paris, France

May 15 // Islington Assembly Hall // London, United Kingdom

June 1 // Blue Ridge Music Center w/ the Winston-Salem Symphony // Galax, VA

June 6-9 // Nelsonville Music Festival // Nelsonville, OH

June 13-16 // Mountain Jam Festival // Bethel, NY

June 22 // Williamsburg Live // Williamsburg, VA

July 4-7 // High Sierra Music Festival // Quincy, CA

July 12-14 // Red Wings Roots Music Festival // Mount Solon, VA

July 18 // Grey Fox Music Festival // Oak Hill, NY

August 2-4 // Pickathon // Happy Valley, OR

August 18 // Green Mountain Bluegrass & Roots Festival // Manchester, VT

August 22-25 // Tønder Festival // Tønder, Denmark

September 7 // Ryman Auditorium // Nashville, TN

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“Mandolin Orange is a slow-burning, steadily rising folk duo...they've mastered a largely acoustic sound that exudes gentle elegance.”

"Engineered to settle worried minds, slow the blood and lend an empathetic ear" with "songs about life lessons that feel lived-in and hard-won."

“Now a decade into a career that has seen it help redefine American roots music for a younger generation, the duo Mandolin Orange has officially mastered blending engaging storytelling with acoustic elements of bluegrass, folk and country.”

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"Mandolin Orange has been quietly gathering local and faraway fans since its debut album was released back in 2010. The North Carolina duo's music -- laced with bluegrass, country and folk -- is often wistful and contemplative without being somber, and always firmly grounded in the South."

“A compelling tale of finding release and joy in spite of darkness and temptation…It’s a new step for the band, and one that’s rewarding to hear.”

"The Wolves" named a "Song You Need to Know."

“Time We Made Time” named one of the “10 Best Country and Americana Songs of the Week.”

"There’s an earnestness to the duo’s delivery and approach that imbues the music with a rustic honesty and simplicity that belies the complexity of the harmonies and instrumentation."

“Album opener ‘Golden Embers’…is a study in restraint. Beginning at an ambling pace, with intimate harmonies and gentle guitar picking, the song ultimately gives way to a lush, full-band sound.”

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