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Rare Energy

by Guilt Mountain

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Kate Larson: guitar, vocals
Matt Ross: drums
Sarah Ayton: bass
Kaitlin Van Pelt: backup vocals

Engineered and mixed by Christopher Daly at Salvation Recording Co.
Mastered by Jamal Ruhe at West West Side Music
Cover photo by Tara Pelletier

Kate recorded "Rare Energy" with Christopher Daly of Salvation Recording Co. in New Paltz, New York, with Matt Ross on drums and collaborator and friend Sarah Ayton on bass. The songs peak and dip, going from the tonal and burying distortion of "Fever" to the gentle and coasting clarity of "Slowing," but always maintaining an honest wonder and forward stride. There's a new focus in the songs, stemming from many hands invested in guiding them to their means. Kate learns to trust herself within them, leaving behind the manic dare of creating music alone, and entering into a brighter realm of examination and certainty.

On "Rare Energy," Kate stares down her own destructive patterns, laments personal and familial illness, examines her queerness, and volleys between what's soft and what's solid in a way that's truly human, and sometimes jarring.

A project that started with a true beginner's mind, Guilt Mountain has morphed and grown around itself over the years, branching outwards still.


released August 18, 2017



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Guilt Mountain New Paltz, New York

Guilt Mountain started as the bedroom recording experiment of Hudson Valley Scorpio Kate Larson. A lifelong maker of personal zines, her lyrics always land in the realm of the confessional and autobiographical; touching on topics of identity politics and queerness, chronic illness, abuse, and community support, as well as the usual suspects: love, anxiety, and just plain feeling like garbage. ... more

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