Garrett Kato Shares New Album, ‘Small Town Rituals’; New Video For “With You” Out Now

June 17, 2022 BY Tamara Simons

Singer, songwriter, and platinum-award-winning producer Garrett Kato delivers his new sonically striking indie-folk album, Small Town Rituals, via Nettwerk – listen HERESmall Town Rituals sees Garrett harnessing an organic approach to the writing process, allowing his emotions to come to the forefront to deliver his most vulnerable piece of work to date. The 9 tracks explore various subconscious narratives that provided Garrett “a chance to look forward and back upon my life and gain new perspectives on things.” There’s an overarching theme of “overcoming” throughout, inspired by the uncertainty surrounding Garrett’s life at the time it was recorded. “Growing is natural, but the sudden impacts of the pandemic made it feel a little forced, with everything starting and stopping at any moment. But you can learn to live with almost anything.”

Written and self-produced at his home studio, most of the album was mixed on hardware, giving the songs a more immediate and intimate feel. “The distinct tone of a vintage LA2A compressor is littered throughout the record, giving it a real warmth and detail that I previously dreamed about,” shares Kato. Small Town Rituals features the previously released singles, the record opener “Drugstore Houses,” co-written with Australian singer-songwriter and label-mate Riley Pearce, “Telephone,” “Secrets,” “Disappearing Light,” and “Rearview Mirror.”

LISTEN + WATCH “WITH YOU” HERE

Small Town Rituals spotlights the emotionally dreamy track “With You” along with an accompanied visual component released todayGarrett shares, “Looking up to others is a natural while growing up. We often we look at these people as if they are superheroes only to find once we are older that they are in fact just as human as us – made up of mistakes and challenges they face of their own. I was once the one looking up and now, I am the one looking down at my little ones who are walking through the darkness and the light with me.”

SMALL TOWN RITUALS IS AVAILABLE HERE: https://garrettkato.ffm.to/smalltownrituals

LISTEN/WATCH “DRUGSTORE HOUSES” HERE

LISTEN/WATCH “DISAPPEARING LIGHT” HERE

LISTEN/WATCH “REARVIEW MIRROR” HERE

LISTEN/WATCH “TELEPHONE” HERE

LISTEN/WATCH “SECRETS” HERE

GARRETT KATO
SMALL TOWN RITUALS
NETTWERK
TRACKLIST

Drugstore Houses
Telephone
With You
Disappearing Light
One and Only
Secrets
Rearview Mirror
The Grand Optimist
Time After Time

TOUR DATES 2022

June 26 – CreekFest 2022 – Gold Coast, QLD, Australia

August 11 – Brunswick Ballroom – Brunswick, VIC, Australia

August 12 – The Great Club – Marrickville, NSW, Australia

August 19 – Grace Emily Hotel – Adelaide, SA, Australia

August 20 – Sonar Room – Fremantle, WA, Australia

August 27 – O’skulligans – Brisbane, QLD, Australia

Photo credit: Mos & Co – DOWNLOAD HERE