More Headline Dates for Fall 2014!

New Gungor Tour Dates! We have added even MORE headline dates to the fall tour. Check out the new dates announced below and grab your tickets now!

Many of the Headline Show tickets are on-sale now via the Gungor Fan Ticketing Site (GFTS). After purchasing your tickets, you can add an I Am Mountain CD or Vinyl to your GFTS ticket purchase for an additional savings (you can pick up your CD or Vinyl on the night of the show at the merch stand)! Not only that but everyone who buys their tickets via GFTS will be able to participate in exclusive contests throughout the tour.

Sun Sept 21 - Marion, IN - Indiana Wesleyan University - Tix 4201 South Washington Street, Marion, IN 46953

Wed Oct 29 - Tucson, AZ - 191 Toole - Tix 191 E Toole Avenue, Tucson, AZ 87501

Thurs Oct 30 - Ramona, CA - Ramona Mainstage - Tix 626 Main Street, Ramona, CA 92065

Fri Nov 21 - Bryan, TX - Grand Stafford Theater - Tix 106 S Main Street, Bryan, TX 77803

Full List of Tour Dates

Fri Sept 19 - Bourbonnais, IL - Olivet Nazarene Univ. Centennial Chapel - Tix* Sat Sept 20 - Grand Rapids, MI - Calvin College - Tix* Sun Sept 21 - Marion, IN - Indiana Wesleyan University - Tix Sat Oct 4 - Mount Vernon, OH - SonFest - Mount Vernon Nazarene University - Tix^ Fri Oct 10 - Spring Arbor, MI - Spring Arbor University - Tix* Sun Oct 12 - Canton, OH - Canton Palace Theatre - Tix* Wed Oct 29 - Tucson, AZ - 191 Toole - Tix Thurs Oct 30 - Ramona, CA - Ramona Mainstage - Tix Fri Oct 31 - Azusa, CA - Azusa Pacific University - Felix Center - Tix* Sat Nov 1 - Petaluma, CA - Phoenix Theatre - Tix Sun Nov 2 - Chico, CA - El Rey Theatre - Tix Thurs Nov 6 - Middleton, WI - Blackhawk Church - Tix Fri Nov 7 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue and 7th Street Entry - Tix* Sat Nov 8 - St. Cloud, MN - St. Cloud River's Edge Convention Center - Tix* Sun Nov 9 - Bemidji, MN - Sanford Center - Tix* Tues Nov 11 - Omaha, NE - The Waiting Room - Tix Wed Nov 12 - Springfield, MO - Randy Bacon Gallery - Tix Fri Nov 14 - Longview, TX - LeTourneau University - Belcher Center - Tix Sat Nov 15 - Burleson, TX - Venue 510 - Tix* Sun Nov 16 - San Antonio, TX - The Aztec Theatre - Tix* Mon Nov 17 - Waco, TX - Waco Hall - Tix TBD* Thurs Nov 20 - Houston, TX - Warehouse Live - Tix Fri Nov 21 - Bryan, TX - Grand Stafford Theater - Tix Sat Nov 22 - Corpus Christi, TX - Spirit Fest - Concrete St. Amphitheater - Tix^ Sun Nov 23 - Round Rock, TX - Spirit Fest - Dell Diamond Stadium - Tix^

*Supporting Switchfoot ^Festival Date

Gungor Releases "I Am Mountain - Deluxe Album" & More!

I Am Mountain Deluxe Album & Bonus Material Available Digitally Today! The I Am Mountain Deluxe and Bonus Material albums are now available through all of your favorite digital outlets including iTunes, Spotify, and Amazon MP3! The Deluxe Album includes all of the original I Am Mountain tracks that you’ve grown to know and love, as well as eight additional kick-ass songs sourced from live audio, edits, demos, and b-side cuts. If you’ve already purchased the full I Am Mountain album, the Bonus Material is available as a standalone purchase just for you! We’re very excited about the albums and couldn’t be happier with how they’ve turned out. Head on over to iTunes to purchase your copy today!

Just before the holiday weekend, Gungor was featured on NPR's "Song Travels" - take a listen to this wonderful segment today!

Finally, don’t forget to head to Gungor’s Facebook page TODAY at 4PM ET /2PM MT / 1PM PT for a Q&A with Michael! Lisa will be starting her Q&A at 5:30PM ET / 3:30PM MT / 2:30PM PT!

We hope you had a great 4th of July weekend - enjoy the tunes!

Gungor's Going On Tour This Fall With SWITCHFOOT!

This Fall, Gungor's headed back out on the road supporting Switchfoot! Tickets go on sale this Friday, July 11th. See below for more info!  There will be a few more dates added as well as some Gungor headline and festival dates. Stay tuned for more details when we have them.

Fri Sept 12 - Syracuse, NY - Landmark Theatre 362 South Selina Street, Syracuse, NY 13202

Sun Sept 14 - Bloomsburg, PA - Bloomsburg University 400 East 2nd St, Bloomsburg, PA 17815

Fri Sept 19 - Bourbonnais, IL - Olivet Nazarene University Centennial Chapel 1 University Ave, Burbonnais, IL 60914

Sat Sept 20 - Grand Rapids, MI - Calvin College 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Fri Oct 10 - Spring Arbor, MI - Spring Arbor University: Student Development 106 E Main St, Spring Arbor, MI 49283

Sat Oct 11 - Appleton, WI- Fox Cities Performing Arts Center 400 W College Ave, Appleton, WI 54911

Sun Oct 12 - Canton, OH - Canton Palace Theatre 605 Market Ave N, Canton, OH 44702

Fri Nov 7 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue and 7th Street Entry 701 First Ave N., Minneapolis, MN 55403

Sat Nov 8 - St. Cloud, MN - St. Cloud River's Edge Convention Center 10 4th Ave S, St. Cloud, MN 56301

Sun Nov 9 - Bemidji, MN - Sanford Center 1111 Event Center Dr NE, Bemidji, MN 56601

Sat Nov 15 - Burleson, TX - Venue 510 510 SW Wilshire Blvd, Burleson, TX 76028

Sun Nov 16 - San Antonio, TX - The Aztec Theatre 104 N St. Mary's St, San Antonio, TX 78205

Mon Nov 17 - Waco, TX - Waco Hall Baylor University, Waco, TX 76706

Facebook Q&A Tuesday July 8th!

In celebration of the I Am Mountain Deluxe Album and I Am Mountain Bonus Material releases hitting digital outlets this coming Tuesday, Michael & Lisa Gungor will be conducting a Q&A on Facebook.  Head on over to Gungor’s Facebook Page starting at 4PM ET / 2PM MT / 1PM PT on this coming Tuesday, July 8th where Michael will be answering questions!  At around 5:30PM ET / 3:30PM MT / 2:30PM PT Lisa will jump on and start answering questions herself.  The chats will last for around an hour each but could extend longer if schedules permit.  At the appointed time, Michael will post a welcome note on the Gungor Facebook timeline and you'll be able to ask questions from within the thread that Michael has started - Lisa will do the same when her chat starts.  There is a little lag time so be patient, they will surely get to your question!

WSJ/Speakeasy Video Premiere – “Long Way Off”

Michael Gungor looks like he’s on a mission in the new video for his band Gungor’s song “Long Way Off,” premiering today on Speakeasy, though it’s anyone’s guess where the singer and songwriter is headed.

Directed by Simone Rubi, the video pairs the quietly engrossing pop song with images of the Denver musician dashing up stairs, striding purposefully past buildings and through plazas and running in slow motion through a tunnel. Keeping his destination unclear is in keeping with Gungor’s philosophical outlook.

“The human brain and consequently society has evolved to prefer and reward certainty, but the reality is, while humanity’s ‘knowledge’ and ability to survive on this planet is fairly impressive when compared to other animals, we really have no idea about so much about our universe and existence,” he tells Speakeasy.” I find an acceptance of that unknowing and of our humble place in the universe to be freeing and healthy.”

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Last Minute Liturgist Events

Some of you are aware that Gungor is part of starting a collective of artists called The Liturgists that exist to make thoughtful, beautiful, hopeful, and evocative liturgical art.

Well, we want to try something kind of crazy, and we would like to invite you guys to participate in this with us. We are going to hold two last minute free events in Nashville and New York City to try some of this liturgical material out. They will be Liturgist “beta” events if you will.

Gungor, The Brilliance, and Science Mike are some of “The Liturgists” that will be there.

The events will be held at:

Monday, March 3
7pm and 9pm shows at: Noteable Blends Chestnut Street Crossing 434 Houston Street Suite 235 Nashville TN, 37203 http://noteableblends.com

Wednesday, March 5
10:30 pm show at: Trinity Grace Church 75 Murray St. (between Greenwich St. & W. Broadway) New York, NY 10007

Now, I say “free” events, but in reality, these events cost us money. But we really would like the Liturgists to be more like a church than a typical for-profit band. Plus, the event actually includes liturgical elements like the Eucharist, and we just don’t feel right about “charging” for that. So we are going to try an experiment and just trust you guys. We will be accepting donations and they will actually be tax deductible, because The Liturgists has been set up as a ministry of Bloom, our local church in Denver.

So we’re going out on a limb with these things, but we really think they are going to be special. We loved the idea of trying these events out in these particular cities not only because we know a lot of people around them, but they are important cities when it comes to the arts. We find this experiment to be very intriguing and beautiful, and we hope to find some friends in these cities that might want to be a part of making it happen.

So, please, if you are anywhere near Nashville or NYC next week, please come join us! We will also have a time of discussion where we can talk about some of the ideas at play and we would love to hear your voice in the conversation.

CityBeat Review

Dynamic Denver-based Indie Folk collective Gungor is a perfect example of why modern Americana doesn’t appear to be headed in the same faddish direction as, say, the Ska or Swing revivals of yesteryear. Instead of swimming in clichés, being a caricature or trying to adhere to any sort of Roots music blueprint, as the group’s recent I Am Mountain album shows, Gungor writes strong, memorable songs that touch on Indie Rock, Post Rock, Prog, Soft Rock and beyond.

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MotorCityBlog Show Review

Imagine if a cello and a banjo had a baby, and then someone put a pedalboard and synthesizer in its crib. This is one way Gungor (rhymes with hunger) describes its musical sensibilities: alternative, folk, textured and experimental. The alt-folk collective - fronted by husband/wife team Michael and Lisa - brought its 60+ city headlining tour to Detroit on Oct. 26.  The "I Am Mountain" run of shows follows Gungor's Sept. 24 release of its 12-track album of the same name.

An amazing group of musicians with an awesome mix of instruments makes for a truly unique and moving show.  The strongest song of the show was by far the title track from the new album "I Am Mountain".  Check out the video below and do yourself a favor and check them out live!

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Oakland Press Music

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Michael Gungor says that “I Am Mountain,” his latest album with the alternative rock band that bears his surname, was the result of “kind of an existential crisis” he experienced during late 2012.

“I just lost my metaphysic, if you will,” explains Gungor, 33, a Wisconsin native and pastor's son who got his music degree at Western Michigan University. Questioning beliefs about life and faith he'd long held, Gungor says he found himself “paralyzed” at times and sought counseling to help bring him through that struggle.

“I recognized that I'm one of those people who can get stuck in their own head and have all kinds of paradoxical thoughts that can be paralyzing,” Gungor says. “I was talking to a psychologist who said I should find ways of getting back into my body, so when I'm feeling extra nasty I should go on a run, get some exercise. I really had to become far more about getting into my body and getting out of my head, and it helped.”

The Grammy Award-nominated Gungor says he's in “a different place” now, and it had a marked impact on the “I Am Mountain” album.

“I'm certainly not as angsty now,” he notes. “I've kind of let go of a lot of the concerns I had and just am trying to be present in life. And, interestingly, it affected the music greatly. A lot of the stuff we'd written about before was very grand and idealistic and big ideas, and this album to me is a little more earthy, a little more about being right here and right now.

“It's very true to the person I am now, I think.”

Gungor and K.S. Rhoads performs Saturday, Oct. 26, at Saint Andrews Hall, 431 E. Congress St., Detroit. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $20. Call 313-961-6358 or visit www.saintandrewsdetroit.com.

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Denver Westword Review

Screen Shot 2013-08-14 at 5.52.38 PMBased on the layered arena-rock peak of the title track of Gungor's I Am Mountain, which opens the album, you'd think this was a radio-friendly pop effort. And while there certainly are some vibrant pop melodies to be found, the overall aesthetic is far more cinematic in scope. The arrangements and instrumentation are intelligent and interesting throughout, particularly the pure percussive ear candy of tracks like "Beat of My Heart," which effectively conjures the spirit of Dead Can Dance, and the Peter Gabriel-esque "Let It Go." As compelling as the music is, the vocals are equally enjoyable, from the subtler passages of tunes like the opener, in which Michael Gungor sings with the measured delicacy of Sufjan Stevens, to the moments when Gungor and his wife, Lisa, twist in harmony.

The latter convincingly conveys longing and emotion in songs like "Wandering" and "The Best Part" through a thickness of heavily effected vocals. This is one Mountain that's totally worth ascending.

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Alternate Root Magazine's Review

Check out Alternate Root Magazine's Review of the New Gungor album, "I Am Mountain" Piano notes come through like stars in a cloudy sky in the opening Gungor track for their recent release, I Am Mountain. As the piano freckles notes across the opener/title track, Michael Gungor’s voice hypnotizes to gain your attention. Michael’s voice seduces and it is not until the sound is exploding all around that you realize more instruments have been added. Gungor tell their story of the sound in short paragraph on their website to explain how their actions came to be an album. “We don’t have to look far to find the results of what happens when filters are removed and people create what they think they want to create. Most often, it’s chaos.”

I Am Mountain is not chaotic in its sound choices. Though styles are adopted and adapted to the songs, the organic pull of Roots music can even be found in the semi-techno make-up creating garage rhythms of “Hither and Yon”. The pound of a drum signals entrance for the eastern textures and spaghetti western guitar of “Beat of Her Heart”, ambient footfalls open the door to the folk-blues of “Wayward and Torn” and on “The Best Part”, ethereal wisps of sounds pulse under the vocals of Lisa, Michael Gungor’s wife, who shares vocalization on the album. Gungor utilizes the broad musical template of its multi-instrumentalist namesake to force notes and rhythm into the songs. Frenetic beats from hands and bongos join in with the rabbit hole freefall groove of “God and Country”. Gungor make excellent use of the chaos at their disposal.

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- See more at: Alternate Root Magazine's Review

A Review by Mike McHargue

I AM MOUNTAIN is a messy, unresolved record of utter joy, jubilation, hope, and doubt. It is a volume of music that is both refreshingly undefined by popular norms and packed with melodic hooks that hop on a carousel in your mind. This is a record that talks about God, yes, but it also talks about love, philosophy, loss, the search for meaning, cosmology, and coping with the existential burden of self-awareness. In the same way our lives are multi-dimensional, this album reflects the depth and texture of a life well lived. Read Full Article

Relix Video Premier

Gungor, the alt-folk collective fronted by the husband and wife team of Michael and Lisa Gungor, will release their latest album on September 24. Today we premiere the official video for the title track to I Am Mountain. Gungor will support the album with a national headlining tour that opens on October 24 at the Madison Theater in Covington, KY. READ FULL ARTICLE

Music News Nashville - Review

Together with his wife Lisa, Michael Gungor has quite an interesting sound. He describes it as “liturgical post-rock.” I won’t begin to describe what that definition means, but I will tell you this is a very eclectic album – with a variety of sounds and moods for the listening experience. The album kicks off with the title cut, which contains a very dreamy feel, balanced by the fact that the harmony between the two is tight and so in hand with each other that you actually hear the two sounds becoming one. That style also finds itself in the gorgeous “Wandering” – a showcase for Lisa with her soothing techno sound, as well as the soothing “Finally.”

Lyrically, the album is very strong, as well. This is apparent on the dramatic and murky story song approach of “Beat Of Her Heart,” which invites the listener in, and also on the rootsy “Wayward And Torn.” The duo aims for a bit of social commentary on “God And Country,” which is a highlight.

Needless to say, the music of Gungor is not for the faint of heart – or mind. It’s not what I would call background music. You’ve actually got to listen to the music and lyrics with an open mind to “get it,” but once you do, you just might be taken to a better place.

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