Mt. Doubt – This Must Mean Something Awful
Scottish Fiction Records are proud to present This Must Mean Something Awful; the brand new EP from Mt. Doubt.
This latest, short collection of songs was written and recording in the Edinburgh flat shared by Mt. Doubt members Leo Bargery and James Callaghan. Despite the bedroom beginnings and aesthetic, the DIY airiness and lo-fi sound lend themselves to the raw and exposed nature of Bargery’s songwriting, cementing this latest offering as Mt. Doubt‘s most assured to date.
Lyrically the EP treads a familiarly bleak path; whether running away to the Adriatic coast with fantasies of becoming Henry Miller, or ruminating on relationships over bowls of miso soup, the songs are deeply personal and expressive.
The EP is centered around, lead track Blemishes which seeks positivity at the nadir, finding beauty in the blemishes. Though still very much lyrically driven, the predominantly acoustic, “roomy”, sound of the track is underpinned by subtle, shimmering guitars.
Taking cues from acts such as Nick Cave, Silver Jews, Sparklehorse and John Grant, This Must Mean Something Awful finds Mt. Doubt at their most bare, and most confident yet.
This Must Mean Something Awful is out now via Scottish Fiction Records on limited edition yellow cassette as part of Cassette Store Day 2018.
We are also delighted to have a handful of these Cassette Store Day releases in our own shop, very limited.