Seems like only last year that Katie Von Schleicher released Shitty Hits…wait, that was last year! She’s back now with the announcement of a new 7″ coming your way in a few months. Opening with a crunchy guitar seemingly gets the listener on edge, before Katie comes in with her voice to soothe your ears. Beneath, there’s almost a steady, percussive stomp, allowing a platform for guitar chords to knife in and out behind Von Schleicher’s voice. And then, right after the 2 minute mark, you think you’ve got it all figured out, but her voice soars putting some finality to the gem of a tune. You can grab the new 7″ on May 4th via Ba Da Bing, and catch her next week at that whole SXSW thing!
After witnessing the genius of Aldous Harding last evening, it seems only fitting that I’d fall in love with another slow-moving chanteuse, Katie Von Schleicher. Her music’s been on my radar for some time, but I’m appreciative of her restraint in this latest single. To me, it sounds like she crafted the song based on vocals alone, then built the tune up by texturing with various layers of ambient sounds…be it a pulsing heartbeat or ghostly notes floating in the distance. You don’t need your pop music to hit you over the head with hooks, and if you agree, then check out her new album Shitty Hits on July 28th via Ba Da Bing Records.
Haven’t written about Katie Von Schleicher for a bit, so now that she’s announced a new album, seems like the perfect time to enjoy her work. She’s working her vocal magic over a pretty mellow vibe, which has a few occasions to get a little more emphatic with fuzzy noise and a slight bounce. For me, her voice is always the draw; she has this way to alter tones, even from syllable to syllable…and that’s on display here. I like how she takes deeper tones and stretches them into something more euphoric as the notes are drawn out. She’s just announced Shitty Hits for release on July 28th via Ba Da Bing, so stay tuned for more.
I’ve really been enjoying this new single from Katie Von Schleicher. She’s prepping for the release of her new record, Bleaksploitation, which comes out next week via Ba Da Bing Records, offering up this track as her second single. It’s got a trudging stomp to it, relying upon the soul of her voice to really pull the listener into the song. I like the production on the track; it kind of muddies her voice just a little bit, even though you can still hear its pristine quality. Expect to hear more from Katie, as she’s opening a slew of dates with Eleanor Friedberger, so the stars are lining up for this lady.