Formerly known as Mandolin Orange, acclaimed musicians Andrew Marlin and Emily Frantz, emerge with a new name—Watchhouse. Since their 2009 inception, Marlin and Frantz have released six full-length records, including Tides of a Teardrop (2019), which bowed atop four different Billboard albums charts—Heatseekers, Americana/Folk, Country Albums, and Bluegrass. Wave upon wave of critical and commercial success has led to numerous world-trotting tours and a fervent, loyal fan base.
The new name represents their reinvention as a band at the regenerative edges of subtly experimental folk-rock. “We’re different people than when we started this band,” Marlin says, reflecting on all these shifts. “We’re setting new intentions, taking control of this thing again.”