Amid the current industry of cool, Mount Carmel’s lack of gimmick is a welcome anachronism. The Columbus, Ohio-based trio’s third album Get Pure is full of swagger, packed with great songs and inspired performances. This is true rock music like you haven’t heard in years. Crank it up!
Mount Carmel’s Get Pure will be available on CD, digital formats and limited edition vinyl on March 25 through Alive Naturalsound Records.
Today the band have shared a track from the record with Ghettoblaster. Mount Carmel frontman Matt Reed had this to say about “Gold”:
“I was heavily into gold jewelry at the time. I liked the dueling ideas of being paranoid to the point of suicide, while at the same time caring about nothing other than materialistic/physical needs (women, gold, etc.) It’s that simple really. A kind of identity struggle. A man at the mercy of his vices. Nothing new. The verse riff is just one note. The chorus as well. Very simple. The opening line “you ain’t talkin bout nothin” is the author referring to himself; an immediate acknowledgement of the lack of substance to come.”
Enjoy it here: