A few weeks ago we were able to sit down with Mike Reaume of Man Mountain and ask him a few questions. For those who don't know. Man Mountain is an up and coming Post Rock band, who is quickly gaining respect and notoriety in the Detroit Scene.
Vile: Alright Mike, Who? What? and Where? so Who and What is Man Mountain?
Mike: Man Mountain is a project that started about a year and a 1/2 ago. We play instrumental post rock ambiaent music that we have been playing mostly in the Detroit area. A lil bit more late 90's early 2000's indie instrumental type music.
Vile: Oh really? what would you say are your major influences?
Mike: Oh, Well id have to say American Football Caspian, Appleseed Cast, Mogwai, Explosions in the Sky, This Will Destroy You, Sigur Ros etc
Vile: How do you feel about Sigur Ros being mentioned recently in the Metro Times as being on of the top overrated bands ever?
Mike: Oh yeah i saw that! Thats got to be a joke. I feel like they post those things in order to get a ton of click throughs for their ad revenues. Everyone is like "WHAT? THEY CANT SAY THAT ABOUT SIGUR ROS" and they are forced to read through the rest of the garbage article. it was pretty dumb.
VILE: Agreed! So whats your favorite part of playing in the Detroit scene?
Mike: Its actually been kind of cool. The last band we played in, we mostly played in the toledo area. The scene is pretty dead down there so its been good playing for a whole new crowd. I feel like everyone is real cool at shows. Like people actually come out to listen to our music, not get annoyed with us for playing background music while they play pool. Detroit kids seem to get it.
Vile: Ok so what should we be looking forward to in 2014 for Man Mountain?
Mike: After our show at the old Miami in March we are heading into the studio to record our full length. And hopefully have everything finished for the fall of 2014.
Vile: who are you recording with?
Mike: we will be recording with Matt Halliday of Minx studios. He's recorded for bands like Empire Empire and Wayne Szalinski !
Vile: alright dude, thanks for stopping by and we'll all be waiting with anticipationto hear the full length!
Make sure you guys check out this track "Lucerna" from our dudes in Man Mountain. -Vile