Philadelphia-native Mary Lattimore is ready to reveal her newest five-track album At The Dam, which arrives March 4th on Ghostly.

After collaborating with the likes of Kurt Vile, Meg Baird, Thurston Moore, and earning a prestigious fellowship with the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, the harpist recorded the album at the Joshua Tree, on the opposite end of the U.S. "I would wheel the harp out on to the porch of my friend Chiara’s little house and I had the whole desert around me. It felt like a residency on another planet," writes Lattimore, who revealed the hypnotic 'Jimmy V' from the album earlier today. Lattimore also recorded the record in parts of Texas and the mountains of Altedena, east of Los Angeles, attempting to capture a multitude of ideas and landscapes in her invigorating work.

For those speculating, 'Jimmy V' actually refers to famed college basketball coach Jimmy Valvano, whose 1983 North Carolina State University team upset heavy favorites Houston (which featured future Hall Of Fame NBA center Hakeem Olajuwan) in arguably the most famous college basketball game in U.S. history. Ten years later, Valvano was diagnosed with terminal bone cancer and set up the V Foundation for Cancer Research shortly before his passing.

"Before taking the road trip, I’d seen a great documentary on him, a really interesting and complex, inspiring character, and thought I’d write a song with him in mind," Lattimore recollects on the track, which can be heard below. "Maybe it’s the first harp song written about a basketball coach?"

Check out the At The Dam tracklist below and pre-order the album today via Ghostly.

  • 01. Otis Walks Into The Woods
  • 02. Jimmy V
  • 03. The Quiet at Night
  • 04. Jaxine Drive
  • 05. Ferris Wheel, January

Lattimore will also be touring in the coming weeks, including a date at New York City's Bowery Ballroom in support of Julia Holter.

  • 02.23 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
  • 03.04 Brooklyn, NY @ Trans Pecos
  • 03.05 Philadelphia, PA @ PhilaMoCA
  • 03.10-03.12 Marfa, TX @ Marfa Myths