Biography

The songs of Mount Gomery could be compared to the soundtrack of a silent film. There is a disconnect between the dull image and it’s aural compliment but the potency and intimacy of the tunes demand relevance and explanation. The need to put words to a scene. The urge to unite. To discover the deepest meaning.

Guitarist and song writer Ryan Hare is braving unfamiliar ground with his solo project Mount Gomery. Previously established as solely a group player in experimental punk bands Monera and Faello Nor, Hare has taken his first stab at minimalist song writing. After successive band break-ups and a blind and unfruitful move to a new city Hare found himself stifled and unsure of how to form his creativity. He found that only his voice was able to express the changes around him.

The debut album In Series is an unprecedented display of Hare’s melancholy, minimal and overtly personal songs. Intrinsic guitar textures lay soft ground for beautifully gentle vocals that convey the image of a star filled sky on the darkest night. Tiny spots of hope in a cold and barren place. The album also includes astonishing climatic pieces of real rip-your-heart-out rock music featuring contributions from Tim Byrnes (Hazel-Rah, Kayo Dot), Marie Kim (Good News Bears, All These Kings) and Dan Romans (the DRX).

In Series truly sounds lush and pleasing. The album was engineered and produced by Zach Lipkins (Dreambear.org,) and Marie Kim (Good News Bears, All These Kings) and will be released this April by New Jersey label Nefarious Industries. Mount Gomery is the kind of band that is going to sneak up on everyone. This release is going to open many doors for the artist as well as the listener. Before you know it, Mount Gomery will end up being Hare’s most successful and most worthy discovery, again, for the artist and the listener.

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2012: Looks like we’re all still here… some words from Kevin Conway

2013 is shaping up to be an amazing year for Nefarious Industries. Two and a half years into this moronic experiment, we’re getting the opportunity to work with a wide array of artists that are all creating incredible and diverse music. We’re proud to be able to continue to bring you guys such a variety of music that you might not have been exposed to otherwise.

Before I delve too deeply into our future plans, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of the great bands that we’ve worked with in 2012. So Is The Tongue, Mount Gomery, Tovarish and arbogast all made great records, and we’re proud to have worked along side of them. If you haven’t checked their records out yet, please do so. Also, don’t forget to avail yourself to our free digital sampler here.

Constants and AxiomsNow, onto the new stuff. We’re going to kick off our year with our first ever international release! Seven Nines and Tens from Vancouver will be releasing a digital single through our label on January 1st titled Constants and Axioms/Kemptville. Seven Nines and Tens plays a particularly muscular and brainy brand of post rock that I think you will all enjoy thoroughly. You can get a taste of the single on our digital sampler. We’re happy to be spreading our auditory virus north of the border!

Seven Inches of A Fucking ElephantJanuary 22nd will mark the return of one of our flagship artists, A Fucking Elephant. We’ll be releasing their amazing new 7″, Seven Inches of A Fucking Elephant. Most of you who follow our collective exploits are familiar with this band’s mindfuckery, and I can assure you that this release is a wonderful extension of that. The EP 7″ will be available in limited quantities of yellow and black vinyl, accompanied by stunning artwork from the warped mind of Eric Nyffeler (doe-eyed.com). Pre-Order now to be entered into the raffle for a chance to win a test pressing of this slick 45. The band will be hitting the road hard in January. Check out their tour dates here.

We’ll be spending most of the spring on 2 awesome vinyl releases. The first will be Farmer’s Almanac by East of the Wall. This one holds a special place in my heart because it’s the first record I ever played on, and I have been waiting to have this on vinyl for quite a few years. We don’t have an exact release date for this one yet, but it will be out in time for the band’s spring tour.

Next up will be Goes To Purgatory by Jar’d Loose. If you’re not already familiar, this awesome Chicago band plays a grimy, Am-Rep sort of nastiness that will get your head banging. We’re happy to be releasing Goes To Purgatory on vinyl. Make sure to check them out on tour next month. Dates can be found here.

My band, El Drugstore, will FINALLY release our debut full-length, Plague Ship, this spring. Needless to say, I’m very proud of the songs on this record and I can’t wait for you all to hear them. More release details are forthcoming. In the meantime, check out a demo of the track “Fascinating Underpants” here.

All of the nuttiness that I outlined above is just the beginning of our year. We’ll be releasing a new record from Pigeon (facebook.com/pigeonny) at some point early in 2013. We’ll be making some forays into improvised acoustic world music, as well as free jazz. One of my goals for this label from day one has been to expose whatever followers we have to a ton of music of all styles that they likely wouldn’t have heard otherwise. 2013 is a big step towards achieving that goal.

A big thank you is in order to everyone who has bought a record from one of our bands, or even just came to a show or helped spread the word. Onwards and upwards.

-Kevin

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Sonic Abuse reviews ‘In Series’

“An ambitious, lyrically heavy piece of work, Mount Gomery are not a band to slip on in the background – the music is too layered for that and it will draw you in no matter what you are attempting to do whilst listening. Beautifully played, not a note is out of place and the songs are lengthy without overstaying their welcome, each one constructed down to the smallest detail so that each section, each note, offers maximum effect. Emotional, beautiful and occasionally overwhelmed with passion, the songs on In Series ebb and flow across the EP, gently rippling through the speakers one moment, building to a tortured climax the next; there is variety, power and precision here and it will offer much to those who wish to experience its charms.” – Sonic Abuse

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the DRX Back in Action: New Line-Up, Nov 30 Re-Animation Show

We’re pumped to announce the reincarnation of the DRX, the overwhelmingly intense and crushing avant-garde metal outfit helmed by drummer/composer Dan Romans. New material, a new album, and more shows in NYC and the northeast are in store for 2013. To celebrate this bounty of blessings, the DRX will perform on Friday November 30 at Don Pedros in Brooklyn. The new line-up includes Ed Rosenberg III (Jerseyband) – Tenor Sax, Marie Kim (Blank Paper) – Cello / Keyboard, Ryan Hare (Mount Gomery) – Guitar, Zac Greenberg (Ijon Tichy) – Bass, and Dan Romans – Drums / Vocals.

Supporting the DRX are instrumental micro-tonal noise makers Smother Party, as well as locals Epistasis and My Mountain.

the DRX, Smother Party, Epistasis, My Mountain - Fri Nov 30

FRI NOV 30 @ Don Pedros – 90 Manhattan Avenue – Brooklyn, NY
8pm $7 21+
https://www.facebook.com/events/428248257222708/

Mark your calendars, and check out these sites for news/info/music from the DRX:
drx666.wordpress.com
thedrx.bandcamp.com
facebook.com/theedrx

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Mount Gomery – “Floods” live in Nyack

Mount Gomery has posted a video for “Floods”, the lead single from In Series which was released just 6 months ago.

Head over to mountgomery.com for more videos of Mount Gomery, including live footage of some new unreleased songs.

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Upcoming Mount Gomery shows

Mount Gomery will be appearing in NY and PA at the end of the month, performing a quieter, stripped down set.

Thursday June 28th @ 7pm
The Valkyrie Collective, Port Washington, NY
w/ Douglas Thomas, The Mintz Brothers (info)

Friday June 29th @ 7pm
The Millport Conservatory, Lititz, PA
w/ Douglas Thomas (info)

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Mount Gomery’s ‘In Series’, out today!

Mount Gomery is the new creative outlet for former Faello Nor guitarist Ryan Hare. While Hare’s past work has typically been of the loud and bombastic variety, Mount Gomery is a project that sees him exploring a completely different side of his talents. The debut album In Series is an unprecedented display of Hare’s melancholy, minimal and overtly personal songs – a lush, delicate work centered around subtle guitars and his outstanding vocals. If you’re looking for more reasons to reach for your wallet, check out the list of contributors on this record. The album was engineered and produced by Zach Lipkins (Dreambear.org) and Marie Kim (Good News Bears, All These Kings), and includes guest appearances by Tim Byrnes (Hazel-Rah, Kayo Dot), Marie Kim (Good News Bears, All These Kings) and Dan Romans (the DRX).

One of the driving forces behind Nefarious Industries has always been to provide a home to a wide variety of music. With In Series, we’re branching out into new territory. This is the first record we’ve put out that we wouldn’t consider “heavy”, and we’re certain you’ll enjoy it. Expect the unexpected.

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‘In Series’ now available for Pre-Order with bonus track

Pre-Order In Series by Mount Gomery and receive the bonus track “The Stain” with your digital download. CD orders ship April 10, 2012.

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‘In Series’ by Mount Gomery, coming this April!

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Nefarious Industries is excited to announce its next release, In Series by Mount Gomery. The record will be released this April in both CD and digital formats.

In SeriesMount Gomery is the new creative outlet for former Faello Nor guitarist Ryan Hare. While Hare’s past work has typically been of the loud and bombastic variety, Mount Gomery is a project that sees him exploring a completely different side of his talents. In Series is a lush, delicate work centered around subtle guitars and his outstanding vocals. Additional instrumentation is deployed judiciously throughout, adding dimensions to the music in a nuanced manner.

One of the driving forces behind Nefarious Industries has always been to give a wide variety of music a home. With In Series, we’re branching out into new territory. This is the first record we’ve put out that we wouldn’t consider “heavy.” As we go forward from this point, you can expect to hear a dizzying array of styles and ideas. Expect the unexpected.

The exact release date for In Series will be announced in the coming weeks. In the meantime, check out the track “Floods” for a taste of what’s to come.