Red Steppes
A Mouth May Grow
Native Cat Recordings
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2016
LP
18.59
NC002LP
Incl. printed inner sleeve
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Tracklist
1Ashton 4:12
2Solemn Bird 3:55
3Rampages Eastward 4:01
4Bixby 4:15
5I Did Not Speak It 3:22
6I Do In the Dark 3:31
7What in Bob's name 2:55
8Bodie 4:35
9Big Desire 3:42
10One for a Second Son 3:53
11Sibley/Joaquin 3:16

"A Mouth May Grow" is the first full length album from red steppes on Native Cat Recordings. Helmed by songwriter and photographer Nika Aila States, recorded and mixed to tape at Tiny Telephone in Northern California, the music draws its aesthetic language from the bounded period of long days and evenings in the studio and from the generous imitations of analog tape.

The songs move through mapped points on the Western coast of the US, explore growth and decay, and interrogate narrative tropes surrounding love, gender, and industry. State’s wider artistic practice as a visual artist makes its mark as well, in imagery that nods to a yearning for a sense of place, the positioning of botany and landscape as teacher and translator, and the pregnant silence of uninhabited spaces.