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Dear Nora

The power pop/punk "cuddle-core" trio Dear Nora is comprised of Katy Davidson (vocals/guitar), Ryan Wise (bass), and Marianna Ritchey (drums). All three bandmembers had gone to college together at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, OR, where they had each played in various bands, including the Navins, Ring of Seventeen, and Junction City. Wise, Ritchey, and local Portland musician Jake Longstreth were also previously members of a group called Wolf Colonel, and Ritchey and Davidson were freshman-year roommates. They came together via a mutual love of short, guitar-driven songs and sweet girl group-inspired harmonies, as well as an appreciation for all types of '60s pop music. Group leader Davidson had started playing guitar in high school in her hometown in Arizona and began writing songs and singing by 1996. A few years later, in the summer of 1999, she formed Dear Nora, named after a college music professor who served as an inspiration to the group. The group initially recorded a few self-released cassettes before they issued a self-titled 7" single on the fine Portland indie pop label Magic Marker Records. This release was followed by another Magic Marker release, an eight-song all-acoustic single, "Dreaming Out Loud," which featured songs written and performed by Davidson during a 24-hour time period. In 2001, Dear Nora finally issued a debut album, We'll Have a Time, which was produced by the Aislers Set's Amy Linton (actually, it was recorded in Linton's basement). The album features their friend Longstreth on guitar (he also painted the album's cover art). We'll Have a Time was subsequently released in 2002 in Japan on WAH! Records and features all the songs from the Dreaming Out Loud EP as bonus tracks. Davidson eventually relocated to San Francisco, where she performs at solo shows. An EP, entitled "The New Year," is set to be released in 2002 after the group's first tour of Japan. Drummer Ritchey has also founded the Badger King, which has signed with Coming in Second Records. The band, which features members of Dear Nora and Wolf Colonel, have reportedly written a rock opera that combines "beautiful pop music with a post-apocalyptic tale of love, insanity, and octopi." ~ Bryan Thomas
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Selected Discography

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Track List: Three States: Rarities 1997-2007

Disc 1

1. Make You Smile

2. Second Birthday

3. Up On The Roof

4. The Sign Of The Times

5. Second Guess

6. When You Write A Bad Song

7. The World Is Falling Down

8. Second Hand

9. It's Important To Know

10. I Don't Know What To Say

11. To Fall Is Not To Fail

12. Just One More Thing

13. One Two Three Four

14. Dreaming Out Loud

15. Out To Dry

16. My Autobiography

17. In My Room

18. Slow And Strong

19. My Guitar

20. You're The Palindrome

21. As Time Moves On

22. Come On Inside (1999)

23. This Is Not A Test

24. Ghost In My Head

25. The Weight

26. I Gave Up On Trying

27. Where Do You Go?

28. I Was Born In Arizona

29. Philadelphia

30. The Sleeping Zone

31. The Cold, Cold Lake

Disc 2

1. Girl From The North Country

2. To Be Me

3. Come On Inside (2003)

4. Sarah, You're Not For Me

5. The Lonesome Border, Part 2

6. You Are 26

7. Hey Tiger (Early 2003)

8. I Get Up, I Get Down

9. One Night In The Moment

10. The Original Mountain Rock

11. Back To The Garden (Amy's Song)

12. The Northern Side

13. Distant Light

14. Hey Tiger (Late 2003)

15. Mistakes Are Not Between Us

16. In Your Space

17. Fargo

18. When I'm Wasted

19. When Things At Home Got S**tty

20. On A Trip

21. Cold City

22. Over And Over

23. The Life Of A Star

24. This Will Be Our Year

25. Trip The Light Fantastic (Carole Murphey)

26. Hot Boyz (W/ Casiotone For The Painfully Alone)

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Track List: There Is No Home

1. The Dream Five

2. Nora In Berlin

3. My Friend And I (For Gretchen)

4. Defeated And Lonely

5. Emily

6. I'm An Outcast

7. What A Weird Cactus

8. The Flats Of Irony

9. Frank, The Witchdoctor (Live)

10. Nora In Berlin II

11. The Freeway

12. (I Can't Believe I Left) California

13. Solo Wanderer

14. The Call

15. I Know You

16. Untitled

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Track List: Mountain Rock

1. The Lonesome Border, Pt. 1

2. Living Song

3. Loose

4. Hung Up

5. Here We Come Around

6. The Climb

7. Mountain Rock

8. Departure Song

9. Make It Real

10. Caribou, Timber Wolf

11. Give Me Some Of Your Love

12. West Nile!!

13. You Are A Bear (For A New Friend)

14. Oxygen & The Mellow Stuff

15. People, Don't You Know?

16. Suicide Song

17. Love Song For My Friends

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Track List: We'll Have A Time

1. Rollercoaster

2. 'Round And 'Round

3. Since You Went Away

4. You Looked Like A Portrait

5. When The Wind Blows

6. Springtime Fall

7. I'm Turned Inside Out

8. Everyone's The Same

9. Early To Bed

10. Number Twelve

11. From My Bedroom Window

12. A Lullaby

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Track List: The New Year EP

1. The New Year

2. Coda To Dreaming Out Loud

3. Holding On

4. Unscene (But Heard)

5. Coda To A Lullaby

6. A Polar Bear

7. On To September

8. How It Changed The Town

9. As Vast As You

10. If I Were A Boy

11. Coda to The New Year

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