Rising from the ashes of their former band Last Lights, whose budding career was unfortunately cut short due to the untimely death of their singer, Mountain Man got their start in 2009 with Patrick Murphy, Jesse Menard and Joshua Smith helming the band's incredibly turbulent riffs, fierce rhythm and aggressive vocals. As word of mouth spread of the band's volatile live shows, Mountain Man quickly emerged as one of New England's burgeoning hardcord bands, and began performing shows with everyone from Strike Anywhere to Set Your Goals.
In March of 2010, the band released their debut EP, One, with Mightier Than Sword, which received rave reviews from critics in the hardcore/punk community. Later that same year the band signed with Think Fast! Records and recorded their debut full-length album, Grief, which was produced by American Nightmare drummer Alex Garcia-Rivera and followed up by tours with Four Year Strong, The Wonder years, Outbreak, Hour of the Wolf and The Menzingers among others. Grief was released in early 2011 and was supported with only one tour with All Teeth before the band took a much needed break.
Mountain Man reconvened in early 2012 and inked a deal with long-time fan and president of No Sleep Records Chris Hansen before entering the studio to record their follow-up EP due out later this summer.