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KATA Kickstarts Debut Double LP

Two weeks ago, 9-piece instrumental outfit KATA released their debut full-length album, The Rising, for digital download.

After two years of songwriting and 18 months in the studio (K St. Recorders - built and run by KATA members Matthew Baker and Lance LaFave), the 65-minute visceral opus is ready to be actualized in double vinyl complete with original artwork by vox/guitarist Demetrius Antuña and photography by Rebecca Antuña - but not without your help.

In order to cover the not insignificant cost of pressing vinyl, KATA is running a Kickstarter campaign to raise $4,575 by August 10 (45 backers have pledged nearly $2,000 as of this writing).

Every contribution comes with a free digital download of the album and incentives go on to include custom stickers and buttons, autographed copies of the double LP, show posters, T-shirts, b-sides, cello lessons from KATA cellist Alia Jayawook (Hot Nerds, Bitter Sober, Vaginals), private performances, photoshoots, recording sessions, and more.

Pledge now!

Read more about KATA.

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Touting a 9-member deep line-up including two drummers, a string section, and a visual artist, KATA is nothing short of epic.

The group’s cinematic compositions are most readily likened to the instrumental arrangements of Godspeed! You Black Emperor, but themes tend to come from a darker, more doom-informed mentality tempered by an acute ear for dynamics.

“We’re a bunch of positive people playing dark stuff,” Demetrius Antuna (vox, guitar) told The Reader in September. “Sometimes I think touching on the dark side of things is a means of connecting with something beyond.”

Having shared members with numerous groups - The Locust, Le Butcherettes, ILYA, Goodbye Blue Monday, Hostile Combover, Skydiver, The Long and Short, Hot Nerds, Physics, the Dropscience, Aleph Research, Manuok – KATA’s extensive roll call only occasionally is able to get together for live gigs.

In anticipation of a live set, you can grab KATA’s debut album, The Rising, on double LP, CD, cassette, or digital download.

Released yesterday, The Rising is a chilling 9-track memoir that explores the harrowing shadow-side of human psychology.

Perhaps, Matthew Baker (vox, piano, guitar) said it best.

“I’m endlessly optimistic, but darkness is a good release. Some people release it by becoming a serial killer. We release it through music.”

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Two weeks ago, 9-piece instrumental outfit KATA released their debut full-length album, The Rising, for digital download.

After two years of songwriting and 18 months in the studio (K St. Recorders - built and run by KATA members Matthew Baker and Lance LaFave), the 65-minute visceral opus is ready to be actualized in double vinyl complete with original artwork by vox/guitarist Demetrius Antuña and photography by Rebecca Antuña - but not without your help.

In order to cover the not insignificant cost of pressing vinyl, KATA is running a Kickstarter campaign to raise $4,575 by August 10 (45 backers have pledged nearly $2,000 as of this writing).

Every contribution comes with a free digital download of the album and incentives go on to include custom stickers and buttons, autographed copies of the double LP, show posters, T-shirts, b-sides, cello lessons from KATA cellist Alia Jayawook (Hot Nerds, Bitter Sober, Vaginals), private performances, photoshoots, recording sessions, and more.

Pledge now!

Read more about KATA.

None

Touting a 9-member deep line-up including two drummers, a string section, and a visual artist, KATA is nothing short of epic.

The group’s cinematic compositions are most readily likened to the instrumental arrangements of Godspeed! You Black Emperor, but themes tend to come from a darker, more doom-informed mentality tempered by an acute ear for dynamics.

“We’re a bunch of positive people playing dark stuff,” Demetrius Antuna (vox, guitar) told The Reader in September. “Sometimes I think touching on the dark side of things is a means of connecting with something beyond.”

Having shared members with numerous groups - The Locust, Le Butcherettes, ILYA, Goodbye Blue Monday, Hostile Combover, Skydiver, The Long and Short, Hot Nerds, Physics, the Dropscience, Aleph Research, Manuok – KATA’s extensive roll call only occasionally is able to get together for live gigs.

In anticipation of a live set, you can grab KATA’s debut album, The Rising, on double LP, CD, cassette, or digital download.

Released yesterday, The Rising is a chilling 9-track memoir that explores the harrowing shadow-side of human psychology.

Perhaps, Matthew Baker (vox, piano, guitar) said it best.

“I’m endlessly optimistic, but darkness is a good release. Some people release it by becoming a serial killer. We release it through music.”

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