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Mountain Rock (2017 reissue)

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em taylor dear nora is a hidden treasure. this album is the kind you can listen to over and over again the rest of your life and it will still move your heart each time.
Emily Wilkinson
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Emily Wilkinson i’ve searched far and wide for a purchasable version of mountain rock that i can carry everywhere, as it’s one of the few albums that truly heals my broken heart in moments of distress. i’ll never forget listening to mountain rock for the first time on the bus staring at the trees, as i traveled from one friend’s couch to another in a very turbulent moment in my life. this was the soundtrack, and i couldn’t think of a better one.
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Mister Meows Such a wonderful little album. One person, singing cryptic songs partly to herself and partly to us. Sparse and sad, yet full. Very punk in the DIY/"who needs help to rock?" sense. Favorite track: Mountain Rock.
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Orindal Records is proud to present the first ever vinyl edition of Dear Nora's 2004 lo-fi folk pop classic, Mountain Rock, named "Best New Reissue" by Pitchfork!

Katy Davidson wrote the songs that appear on Dear Nora's album Mountain Rock during the time of George W. Bush's early presidency, the 9/11 attacks, and the beginning of the Iraq war. She recorded the majority of the songs during winter in rural Arizona at the end of 2003, after returning home from a Dear Nora tour of Sweden. "Hey Ya!" by Outkast had just been released and it was playing everywhere. Overall this album is about bliss and terror, and how interactions with wilderness and humanity can provoke those emotions.

credits

released January 13, 2017

All songs written, performed, and recorded by Katy Davidson, except:
“Departure Song” features Anna Oxygen, Janet Pants, and Ryan Sugarbush.

“You Don’t Love Me” and “Round Table” were written by a ‘90s Connecticut band called American People. The live versions on this album feature Marianna Ritchey, Jake Longstreth, and Dave Longstreth.

This album was recorded mostly during December 2003 in Arizona, in Peggy Davidson’s living room in Cave Creek, and also in Bea Rector’s quonset hut in Catalina. Some songs were recorded in a kitchen in Lower Haight, San Francisco, that same year.

Originally released on compact disc in 2004 by Magic Marker Records (MMR-028)

Mountain Rock cover photo by Jake Longstreth
Mastering by Andrew Leavitt
Design by Corianton Hale

Thank you: fans worldwide, Antonio, Amy, Bea, Corianton, Gretchen, Heather, Jake, Nora, Owen, Peggy, Ritchey, Alabama Street friends, Swedes, mother nature, and Magic Marker Records. Dear Nora loves you.

Dear Nora is: Katy, Grouchy, Antonio, Jake, Ritchey, Ryan, Jaime, Nora, Greg, Zach, Stephen.
weirdcactus@gmail.com

www.katydavidsonandfriends.com

Peace on Earth

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