Mandolin Orange perform in the Radio Heartland studio

Mandolin Orange perform "Hey Stranger" live on Radio Heartland in the studios of The Current. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
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  • Mandolin Orange - Hey Stranger (Live on Radio Heartland) 03:28
  • Mandolin Orange - Wildfire (Live on Radio Heartland) 05:42
  • Mandolin Orange - My Blinded Heart (Live on Radio Heartland) 04:30

It seems hard to believe Mandolin Orange could improve their already nearly perfect sound. Andrew Marlin and Emily Frantz have developed an intimate musical relationship over the past several years and have an identifiable sound, but with their latest recording, Blindfaller, they've added a few more musicians to the mix. Even though it's a thicker musical sound, it's still Mandolin Orange.

Blindfaller is the North Carolina duo's fifth album in eight years, and Andrew said it was time for more people in the studio and on stage — and that "it felt right" with this particular group of musicians.

Marlin and Franz and their longtime musical companion Josh Oliver stopped by the Radio Heartland studio during their tour, along with the rest of the band. They talked about the new recording and performed some songs from the album.

Songs Performed


"Hey Stranger"
"Wildfire"
"My Blinded Heart"
All songs from Mandolin Orange's 2016 album, Blindfaller, available on Yep Roc Records.

Personnel


Andrew Marlin - mandolin, vocals
Emily Frantz - guitar, vocals
Josh Oliver - guitars, vocals
Clint Mullican - bass
Kyle Keegan - drums

Hosted and produced by Mike Pengra
Engineered by Michael DeMark and Jalen Russell
Visuals by Nate Ryan

Resources


Mandolin Orange - official site

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  • Andrew Marlin of Mandolin Orange in studio
    Andrew Marlin of Mandolin Orange performs in the Radio Heartland studio (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • Kyle Keegan of Mandolin Orange in studio
    Kyle Keegan of Mandolin Orange performs in the Radio Heartland studio (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • Josh Oliver of Mandolin Orange in studio
    Josh Oliver of Mandolin Orange performs in the Radio Heartland studio (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • Mandolin Orange in studio
    Andrew Marlin (L) and Josh Oliver of Mandolin Orange in the Radio Heartland studio (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • Mandolin Orange in studio
    Emily Frantz and Kyle Keegan of Mandolin Orange in the Radio Heartland studio (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • Emily Frantz of Mandolin Orange in studio
    Emily Frantz of Mandolin Orange performs in the Radio Heartland studio (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • Mandolin Orange in studio
    Clint Mullican (bass) and Andrew Marlin of Mandolin Orange perform in the Radio Heartland studio (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • Josh Oliver of Mandolin Orange in studio
    Josh Oliver of Mandolin Orange performs in the Radio Heartland studio (Nate Ryan | MPR)

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