Songbyrd and Yep Roc Records Present
Upstairs, All Ages

DOORS: 5:00 PM // SHOW: 6:00 PM


Thursday January 31, 2019


Songbyrd is proud to present a preview listening party for the new Mandolin Orange album, 'Tides of a Teardrop', which drops the next day.

To celebrate, we'll have a SPECIAL COCKTAIL and PRIZES! Including signed copies of the LP and screen-printed posters.

Mandolin Orange is a folk/bluegrass/country pop duo from Chapel Hill, NC, and they are playing 9:30 Club on February 7th. They've been packing large venues around the country and are ready to go with this new self-produced album.

"Mandolin Orange’s music radiates a mysterious warmth—their songs feel like whispered secrets, one hand cupped to your ear. The North Carolina duo have built a steady and growing fanbase with this kind of intimacy, and on Tides of A Teardrop, it is more potent than ever.

By all accounts, it is the duo’s fullest, richest, and most personal effort. You can hear the air between them—the taut space of shared understanding, as palpable as a magnetic field, that makes their music sound like two halves of an endlessly completing thought. Singer-songwriter Andrew Marlin and multi-instrumentalist Emily Frantz have honed this lamp glow intimacy in their music for years.

Frantz says the songwriting itself “more or less belongs to Andrew,” but adds: “Because we’ve operated as a team for so many years now, there are ways that I chime in, or can be more of a sounding board for him. I usually try and wait to be asked,” she adds, laughing.

“Emily is really good about knowing my limits, and figuring out when a song is done,” says Marlin. “Or when there are a few lines that have been thrown together somewhat lazily or overlooked. An important part of the song, to me, is being able to read the lyrics and have them stand on their own.”