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Trace Mountains Shares WHERE IT GOES, Announces Spring Tour Dates

Trace Mountains Shares WHERE IT GOES, Announces Spring Tour Dates

Trace Mountains, the project of Dave Benton, has shared a new single titled "Where It Goes."

Stereogum, who premiered the track today, is saying it "finds Benton going farther down the path of glitchy experimentation he explored in parts of debut. It sounds like the sonic equivalent of an old photograph, a sun-drenched portrait of tragedy and childhood superstitions about what happens after we die."

Trace Mountains has also announced spring tour dates that include shows with Pinegrove and Elijah Wolf. All dates below.



3/11 - Asbury Park, NJ @ House of Independents *

4/18 - Woodstock, NY @ Colony ^

4/19 - Brooklyn, NY @ Union Pool ^

* w/ Pinegrove
^ w/ Elijah Wolf


"Benton's most vulnerable and probing work yet... tender, lo-fi rock songs with sharp lyricism and vivid natural imagery." -Pitchfork

"Quirky, synth-heavy, idiosyncratic pop" -NPR

"Insular indie rock for a world that's fed" -Noisey

"Benton uses imagery from his memories to tell a narrative that's entirely original." -Consequence of Sound


Trace Mountains is the personal music project of Northeast American songwriter, Dave Benton (28). Benton and his 4-piece band from New York have been touring nationally since the release of last year's A Partner to Lean On and have begun work on another stylistically eclectic indie rock record, tracking at Studio G and at home in Brooklyn.

In comparison to the rest of Trace Mountains' catalog, the stark bedroom pop track Where It Goes is a bit of an anomaly, featuring effected vocals backed by deep 808s, woody acoustic guitars and mellotron strings reminiscent of Sparklehorse. Originally written as an upbeat folk-rock song inspired by Elliot Smith, Benton re-imagined the song with darker, synthesizer-based instrumentation, creating a minimal electronic song that widens the sonic palette of his new collection of songs. Mixed by Amy Fort & mastered by Nicholas Bolton.

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