Mandolin Orange makes music that WNYC describes as being “laced with bluegrass, country and folk…often wistful and contemplative without being somber, and always firmly grounded in the South.” The duo, comprised of Andrew Marlin and Emily Frantz, have just released Such Jubilee, their second studio album for Yep Roc Records.
After the breakout critical success of Mandolin Orange's 2013 Yep Roc debut, This Side of Jordan, you'd be forgiven for expecting the classic "road record." Instead, the North Carolina duo of Andrew Marlin and Emily Frantz have crafted Such Jubilee, a gorgeous, deeply moving about album about home.
"When you're gone so much, you start realizing what you have and what's waiting for you," explains Marlin. "You realize this there's place to come back to at the end of the journey. Such Jubilee is a record about home, both the place and the idea. Some days it's a safe, warm, loving refuge from the world outside. Other days it's cold and empty and too quiet. Either way, it's always waiting for you at the end of the road.