Dear Nora Announces Skull Example, Their First Album in Twelve Years


Dear Nora, the long-running indie pop project of Portland songwriter Katy Davidson, has announced a new album, the first from the project in over 10 years. Titled Skulls Example, the release follows a reissue of the band’s phenomenal 2004 album Mountain Rock last year through former Casiotone for the Painfully Alone songwriter Owen Ashworth’s label Ordinal Records.

Notoriously influential on an entire generation of bedroom songwriters, Dear Nora has become a sort of best-kept secret online, inspiring devotion from bands like Girlpool, Joyce Manor, Julia Brown, and more. Written between 2009 and 2017, Skulls Example represents the work of a rotating cast of musicians, many of whom have been with the project in some capacity since its beginning…