North Carolina's Triangle region, marked at its points by Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill, has long been among the nation's most fertile music communities. It's home to bands including Archers of Loaf, Ben Folds Five, the Carolina Chocolate Drops, Megafaun and Superchunk, whose members founded the highly successful independent label Merge Records. Mount Moriah's Heather McEntire and Jenks Miller have been playing music there for years, and their current project is among the most beloved bands in the area. Last year proved something of a breakout for Mount Moriah, marked most prominently by a summer tour with the Indigo Girls and the release of its self-titled full-length. On it, McEntire's clear voice delivers her powerful imagery. Her words are at once direct and more subtle than those of Craig Finn, who is headlining the bill they'll share at Off Broadway this week. We talked to McEntire during her drive through Arkansas about solitude, record stores and her punk... More >>>