Mandolin Orange makes music that WNYC describes as being “laced with bluegrass, country and folk…often wistful and contemplative without being somber, and always firmly grounded in the South.” The duo, comprised of Andrew Marlin and Emily Frantz, have just announced the May 5 release of Such Jubilee, their second studio album for Yep Roc Records.

praise for recent mandolin orange albums

"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."

- WNYC Soundcheck

"Warm and inviting, Marlin and Frantz's harmonies are as soft and familiar as an old comforter. But where the change-ups come in is when you start paying attention to content, starting with the title — seems like Such Jubilee would be gospel. But it turns out that its devotional songs are to you rather than about you. Even when throngs are listening, Marlin and Frantz sound like they're singing privately, just for themselves. The album is a secret to share, and that's part of the charm."

- David Menconi, Rolling Stone

"The genius of Mandolin Orange is in the subtle but intelligent way they compose their tunes, and the tenderness and care with which it is all delivered."

- Saving Country Music

"This Side of Jordan ought to earn top contention for Americana album of the year thus far, and given the way it tugs on the heartstrings, there's little reason to suspect that it won't have earned that title by December's end. An understated masterpiece, if ever there was one."

- Lee Zimmerman, Blurt

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