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Grenades

Kaia Kater

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“You know me. Ain’t you seen me before?” Kaia Kater asks in “The Heavenly Track,” off her new release, Grenades. She answers with, “I’m the comfort of the stranger in the writings on the stall.” The album is full of quietly explosive lines like that, details of life rendered with precision, purpose, and poetry.

“I do a lot of free-writing, which helps get out the imagery that I like,” Kater explains. “That line came from moments when I’d be in bathrooms and see very kind words on the bathroom door. I think the one that hit me was 'you are beautiful.' I thought, 'What compels us to do that?' Drunkenness, sure, but it has to be something more.”

And that “something more” is what Kater explores throughout Grenades, the searching tied to her family’s past, present, and future. “It's a mix of writing about love and finding one’s place at 24, but also about home and belonging which, for me, is a search that extends miles and miles — both on the earth itself and in my brain.”

Born in Montreal, Kater studied Appalachian music in West Virginia and dove deep into old-time banjo music on her previous releases, including 2016's award-winning Nine Pin. For Grenades, she took a decidedly different direction, choosing to lean into a wider array of sounds and styles, in order to convey a wider array of emotions and topics, most notably her paternal ancestry.

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  1. 1 New Colossus 04:26 Info
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  2. 2 Heavenly Track 03:00 Info
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  3. 3 Canyonland 04:06 Info
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  4. 4 (Power, Power, Power!) 00:42 Free
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  5. 5 La Misère 01:02 Info
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  6. 6 Meridian Ground 03:29 Info
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  7. 7 Starry Day 04:35 Info
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  8. 8 (Death of a Dream) 00:48 Free
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  9. 9 Grenades 04:28 Info
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  10. 10 Hydrants 02:19 Info
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  11. 11 Everly 04:43 Info
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  12. 12 The Right One 03:40 Info
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  13. 13 (Off The Plane) 00:51 Free
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  14. 14 Poets Be Buried 04:37 Info
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Nine Pin

Kaia Kater

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  1. 1 Saint Elizabeth 03:59
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  2. 2 Little Pink 04:01
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  3. 3 Paradise Fell 04:37
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  4. 4 Rising Down 04:46
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  5. 5 Harlem's Little Blackbird 04:07
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  6. 6 Past 00:46
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  7. 7 Nine Pin 05:05
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  8. 8 Fine Times at Our House 02:17
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  9. 9 Passing 00:44
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  10. 10 Viper's Nest 04:55
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  11. 11 White 03:31
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  12. 12 Harvest and the Plough 04:14
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  13. 13 Ti Chagrin 03:09
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  14. 14 To Come 00:50
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  15. 15 Hangman's Reel 02:26
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Sorrow Bound

Kaia Kater

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  1. 1 When Sorrows Encompass Me Round 02:58
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  2. 2 Southern Girl 03:23
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  3. 3 Sun to Sun 02:04
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  4. 4 En Filant ma Quenouille 02:21
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  5. 5 Moonshiner 03:07
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  6. 6 Rose on the Mountain 03:31
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  7. 7 Oh Darlin' 02:37
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  8. 8 Valley Forge 02:05
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  9. 9 West Virginia Boys 02:12
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  10. 10 Salt River 03:52
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  11. 11 Come and Rest 03:24
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Old Soul

Kaia Kater

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My first EP, produced by Chris Bartos.

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  1. 1 All Around This World 04:01
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  2. 2 Maggie May 04:13
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  3. 3 Head Trip to India 02:39
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  4. 4 Liza Jane 02:49
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  5. 5 Shady Grove Strummin' 03:10
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You want some authenticity in your folk music or bluegrass – I give you Kaia Kater.”

No Depression

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A star in the making”

Folk Alley

...plaintive, mesmerizing ... writes and performs with the skill of a folk-circuit veteran...”

Rolling Stone

SORROW BOUND is a remarkably assured debut album which both honours tradition and declares Kater’s credentials as a distinctive, original artist.”

Steve Hunt, fRoots Magazine (UK) - October 2015