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More Than Ever Before

by Karate Mountain

Borrowing influence from artists like The Bad Plus, Bjork, and Vampire Weekend, Karate Mountain's second full-length album, "More than Ever Before", earnestly confronts the moments that make us feel more alive, alone, and elated than ever before.
Genre: Rock: Post-Rock/Experimental
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Everyone Deserves Forgiveness
6:35 $0.99
2. Like Finding Whales in Water (feat. Patrick Cress, Brandon Au, Tim Kreis & Justin Au)
6:15 $0.99
3. Between the Marigolds (feat. Jason Galbraith)
10:19 $0.99
4. A Good Author
5:26 $0.99
5. I'm Without Words
7:57 $0.99
6. An Eff For Effort (feat. George Hayes & Chris Evans)
7:17 $0.99
7. You've Been Coloring Again
6:19 $0.99
8. It Takes a Hero
5:35 $0.99
9. I Love Your Planet (feat. Devin Dominguez, Casey Lipka & Megan Gage)
9:32 $0.99
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Album Notes
Karate Mountain's second full-length album of storytelling instrumental indie-rock. It begins with an unashamedly simple melody, waltzes and stumbles its way through beautiful harmonies in urgent rhythm, and ends in an almost ceremonial cacophony. It’s our hope that by the end of "More Than Ever Before", the listener can wholly sympathize with the desperation and joy contained in the fury, even if the emotion is unfamiliar, inaccessible, or long-forgotten.

Keith Penney - Piano, Accordion
Nahum Zdybel - Guitar
Matt Roads - Bass (All tracks except 2, 4, and 5)
Casey Lipka - Bass (tracks 4 and 5), Voice (track 9)
Pete Agraan - Drums (tracks 2, 3, 6, 7, and 9)
Taylor Rankin - Drums (tracks 1, 4, 5, and 8)

Jason Galbraith - Tenor Saxophone (track 3)
Devin Dominguez - Alto Saxophone (track 9)
Patrick Cress of Mercury Falls - Baritone Saxophone (track 2)
Tim Kreis of PDYS - Tenor Saxophone (track 2)
Justin Au - Trumpet (track 2)
Brandon Au - Trombone (track 2)
George Hayes - Violin (track 6)
Chris Evans - Cello (track 6)
Megan Gage - Voice (track 9)

All songs recorded at Paradise Studios and various houses and rooms therein.

Mixing and mastering by Craig Long at Paradise Studios, Sacramento, California.

Album artwork by David Bolach and Keith Penney

All songs copyright 2013-2014 Keith Penney



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Musical & Emotional Ride
This album takes the listener on a brilliant musical and emotional ride. The melodies hook you in and the harmonies make you feel. This is an album you'll memorize and sing along to. Don't miss out!


So much here!
Equal parts driving, danceable, and heartbreaking. Karate Mountain shows us that depth and whimsy are indistinguishable. Keep making albums!