Molly Erin Sarlé: Mountain Man to tour again, but not until next year [Videos]

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Mountain Man at the 2010 Solid Sound Festival, North Adams, Massachusetts. (Steven P. Marsh/

If your hopes were dashed when Mountain Man did only a one-off reunion set this summer despite strong hints from the long-dormant trio earlier this year suggesting something much more extensive might be in the works, take note!

The trio is will do a full tour, but not until 2018, Mountain Man member Molly Erin Sarlé says.

She broke the news to a fan during a conversation after her opening set for Big Thief at the Music Hall of Williamsburg on Sept. 11.

Sarlé said she and her band mates had “so much fun” doing their set at the Eaux Claires festival in June, that they have agreed to do a tour next year.

Click through to the jump for videos and more.

Mountain Man started in 2009 at Bennington College in Vermont and quickly gained attention with its gentle, folk-rock sound and harmonies that evoked The Roches, but seemed doomed to be a flash in the pan.

While the group won great critical acclaim the following year with its Appalachian-style approach to harmony singing, member Amelia Randall Meath soon found success and fame in Sylvan Esso, a poppy project she started in 2013 with Nick Sanborn of Megafaun (and one that shared at least one song with Mountain Man).

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While the other two members of Mountain Man, Sarlé and Alexandra Sauser-Monnig, continued making music separately, neither established such a high profile as Meath.

The trio’s Facebook page announced in February that Mountain Man was “coming out of hibernation” for its first show in a few years, at the Justin Vernon-Aaron Dessner -curated Eaux Claires festival in June.

That reunion was greeted favorably. Consequence of Sound in its recap of the festivals top 10 sets declared “[t]he trio of Mountain Man vocalists’ rolling harmonies on ‘That’s the Way the World Goes Round’ proved to be a highlight.”

Molly Erin Sarlé and band open for Big Thief at Brooklyn's Music Hall of Williamsburg on Sept. 11, 2017. (Steven P. Marsh/

Molly Erin Sarlé and band open for Big Thief at Brooklyn’s Music Hall of Williamsburg on Sept. 11, 2017. (Steven P. Marsh/

So be on the lookout for tour dates, even though it’s clear those shows won’t be happening soon.


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