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A Partner to Lean On

by Trace Mountains

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Ian Whitlock
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Ian Whitlock A Partner to Lean On is easily one of my top three favorite albums of all time. I heard it for the first time about 5 months ago and have essentially had it on repeat ever since. I've been basically unable to listen to anything else in that time because nothing lives up to this. Favorite track: Cary's Dreams.
Connor Brown
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Connor Brown Hidden gem of an album from the late 2010's. of course, Trace Mountains isn't such a small name nowadays, but these songs are great. I love the subtle continuity in these songs and the others that Dave Benton wrote/recorded with LVL up. This album almost proves that Benton might be the logical successor to Neutral Milk Hotel's fuzzy folk pop. Favorite track: Turn Twice.
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dyl a project that keeps evolving without losing what makes it so charming Favorite track: Cary's Dreams.
James Champion
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James Champion these songs make me think of a time when i thought i was going to move to a little shack in the woods by a lake. i had dreams of recording alone there but it never happened. when i listen to this album, though, sometimes it feel like it did. Favorite track: Turn Twice.
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Bsmith This album is spectacular from start to finish. One of the best of 2018 so far. I was taken by Cary's Dream, which popped up in a playlist, and immediately listened the whole album, and I'm so impressed. Favorite track: Forgiveness.
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Salty Sweet 02:05
Turn Twice 04:14
Adeline 04:18
Forgiveness 03:30
Soil 04:46


released March 30, 2018

"A Partner to Lean On" by Trace Mountains (FIG-003)

All songs © Figure 2 RC

Dave Benton (Voice, Guitar, Synthesizer)
Nick Corbo (Bass)
Susannah Cutler (Voice)
Jim Hill (Guitar, Synthesizer)
Kyle Seely (Drums)
Ben Smith (Voice)

Recorded at Gravesend & elsewhere by Jim Hill & Dave Benton
Mixed by Mike Ditrio
Mastered by Paul Gold

Art Direction:
Concept by Dave Benton
Graphic Design by Susannah Cutler
Inner gatefold painting by Nicole Aiello

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