Mt. Olivet
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Mt. Olivet

Austin, Texas, United States | INDIE

Austin, Texas, United States | INDIE
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"Austin Chronicle (Formally Cafe Racers)"

Austin Chronicle's Margaret Moser- "Café Racers made an impressive debut. The high school quartet skews very close to indie-pop with an electronic undertone, one of the most distinctive sounds I heard that day. Their sound is driven by Brandon Mays’ keyboards, he of the local electronica duo Claptrack, and balanced by fine vocals."

(Mt.Olivet formally known as Cafe Racers)

- Margaret Moser

"Flanfire (Formally Cafe Racers)"

Duggan Flanakin of Flanfire- "the band I was most glad to see for the first time, the Cafe Racers, featuring Taylor Bartholomew and Brandon Mays. This band really brought it — and Taylor writes good songs."

(Mt.Olivet Formally Cafe Racers) - Duggan Flanakin


Mt. Olivet Conceptualizing The Record “Vanity of Vanities”

If you have ever read psalms, you will notice at the top is says something like For the Choir Director or For the Music Director etc.. This record really started there.

Vanity of Vanities

I love all kinds of music, happy and acoustic to dark and heavy. Just somewhere along the way, the heavier stuff just got its roots deep into me. After I saw Ministry, who I don’t particularly like, a buddy of mine got me into Nine Inch Nails. Which was a life changer. I saw the world in a new way. All i see is people serving them selves and pretending like they are not.

vanity exceeding physicality, but leading to nothing but.

I’ve always really dug the sound of machines. I don’t know why . I always loved making little jingles to the rhythm of machines like the carousel at the airport or to my blinker in my car . I guess the rhythm of something with absolute purpose just really brought me someplace else. It’s insanity, but also so peaceful. One could say that about the ocean, but nobody hates the ocean. The ocean isn’t ugly. The ocean is more perfect then any person i’ve ever met. If we lived in a good world with good people the ocean would inspire me more than it does.

Well this record has taken some sharp turns to say the least. I have thrown away so much of it, but i suppose that's the cost of good art. I found a God along the way which was unexpected but very very good.

Love me, judge me

Mt. Olivet



After being in indie/electronic/pop bands Taylor decided to branch out to music that was more true to his taste. Taylor wanted to approach Industrial music in a way that was very fresh but still stayed true to the mechanical monotony that embodies some of his favorite artists.