Katie Ellen is singer/songwriter Anika Pyle and collaborators Dan Frelly, Anthony Tinnirella and Lou Hanman (RVIVR,Caves). Pyle and Frelly started the project as a two-piece lo-fi pop outfit in 2015 after the disbandment of their former group Chumped. They released their debut full band LP “Cowgirl Blues” with Lauren Records in July of 2017 and received praise from Stereogum, Noisey, NPR, WXPN, NY Mag’s Vulture and others.
On “Still Live, Katie Ellen’s latest EP release, Pyle, Tinnirella, Frelly and Hanman give a diverse snapshot of their potential as composers. In just five songs, the record hearkens to That Dog and Liz Phair with punchy melody and tasteful harmony, richly textured Camera Obscura indie, Phil Specter-esque pop ballads, and even post-rock and bedroom folk. Pyle’s lyrical styling is concise, personal, emotional: “patient once, I always leave the light on. Can’t get nowhere when the goings all gone.”
1 Lighthouse 2 City/Country 3 Still Life 4 Adaptation of Para Todos 5 Lighthouse (Reprise)
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