“I got soft skin, are you gonna let me in?”

Mountain Man has certainly come the distance. Watching these three women’s voices and music blossom and grow over the past 10 months has been one of the more pleasurable things in my life. From the first time I heard Animal Tracks, to CMJ, to their beautiful church performance, to SXSW, Mountain Man has been nothing but beauty, love and inspiration. (See Q&A)

They are now about to embark on a new chapter in the tumultuous thing called “life.” Their debut album, “Made the Harbor” is coming out on Partisan Records in the U.S. and Bella Union in the U.K. and Underwater Peoples is still putting out a 10″, though that is now what seems to be months late. The band is going on an extended tour of Europe and plays Brooklyn and Manhattan multiple times.

To keep fans and bloggers satiated, the life-affirming “Soft Skin” has just been made available for free download.

“Soft Skin” finds Mountain Man singing less about nature and more about sexuality and what it means to be a woman. “We shake and fall from the wall to the hard, hot floor…We’re so wet and we’re so tight… can’t you understand i’m trying to be a good woman? Let me go…”

Mountain Man: Soft Skin