Lindsay Katt’s ethereal voice and introspective nature have found a place in the music business. She is a new name in the landscape that welcomes forward thinking female singer-songwriters, from Fiona Apple to the wonderful Joni Mitchell.
Self taught, in the mountains of Montana, she developed her own unique style, taking chances with her sound and lyrics. The resulting melodies are haunting, uplifting, poignant and quirky.
With music heard on MTv's "The Real World" ABC's "Castle" amd various other films and projects, things are really looking up.
Continually pushing herself, and challenging her listeners, Katt hopes that they can embrace the personal music she’s creating and find some truth of their own invention.
No matter how you spin it, the heartfelt sounds of this fresh new artist sure to inspire and delight.
Lindsay Katt Playing both the piano, keyboard, guitar, and sometimes even a kazoo!
"Picking Out Boxes" Now available on i-Tunes, CD baby, digstation, and many other online retailers.
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Review: Lindsay Katt - Picking Out Boxes Lindsay Katt - Picking Out Boxes 2009, Lindsay Catal...Review: Lindsay Katt - Picking Out Boxes
Lindsay Katt - Picking Out Boxes
2009, Lindsay Catalanello
Lindsay Katt is a New York City based singer/songwriter with a reputation for honest and intelligent lyrics and an ability to highlight beauty in the mundane. Her debut CD, Picking Out Boxes, is a stark and ultimately welcome reminder that truth and beauty can coexist in art and music.
Lindsay Katt opens with My Happy, a jaunty pop/rock tune with orchestration that is introspective and energetic and ultimately listenable. The chorus is particularly memorable and Katt gets particularly creative on the bridge. Katt makes the case for pop realism while staying clearly in a very commercial sound. Out & About is about love and taking leaps of faith. The universal theme of taking risks for gain is portrayed perfectly in a highly intelligent pop song with distinct commercial punch. Wretched Unbelievers is a catchy tune that sounds a bit like Sarah McLachlan with instrumentation similar to what McLachlan used on her earlier albums and the same sort of ethereal vocal structure.
Fairly is a wonderfully lilting pop tune that you won't be able to get out of your head, showing off Katt's voice to great effect. Heart Place finds Katt sounding a great deal like Feist in what may be the most commercial sounding track on the disc. The interesting thing about Katt's music is that her commercialism seems to be almost by accident. The songs on Picking Out Boxes are incredibly intelligent lyrically and almost aesthetically melodic. The energy that Katt injects both in the music and through her voice turns even the most mundane musical line into gold. Add into this what be one of the more sultry and sweet voices in pop music and you border on not just a performance but a musical experience.
Andie Ann is presented in a vibrant and dark musical arrangement with full orchestration that is as beautiful as it is unsettling. The layered vocals and orchestra work together to create a song that soars in the shadowy dark chords the song is written in. Pretty In A Paper Bag opens as a plaintive piano tune and turns into a swaying pop song that eschews the term love while defining it. This may be the best writing on the album and deserves to be heard far and wide. Two Little Birds opens out into a straight up pop/rock song that is perfect for pop radio. The imagery here is distinct and unusual and represents the unsettled nature of ambiguous relationships perfectly. The album closes out with Promises and Yellow Tail, but highly introspective and worth checking out.
Lindsay Katt has something special going on. Her raw talent and the sporadic cultural isolation growing up in the mountains of Montana have conspired to create a distinctive and original voice, both literally and figuratively. Picking Out Boxes is powerful and lovely debut from an artist we hope we'll be hearing much more from in the future. Lindsay Katt is the real deal.
Rating: 4.5 Stars (Out of 5)
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Lindsay Katt Review by James Hester Lindsay Katt's brooding voice and her cathartic tendenci...Lindsay Katt
Review by James Hester
Lindsay Katt's brooding voice and her cathartic tendencies have found a place in the music business. She is a new name in a genre that welcomes the ideals and philosophies of female singer-songwriters such as Fiona Apple, Natalie Merchant or Annie Lennox.
Katt was self-taught in the mountains of Montana, where she developed her own style, and was not afraid to take chances with her words and her music. Her melodies can be haunting, uplifting, poignant or quirky.
Continually driven, she challenges her listeners and hopes they will embrace her music in order to better find some truths on their own. Katt's music will touch the hearts of listeners. She sings and plays piano, guitar, keyboard and occasionally even plays a kazoo. Eight of her songs are currently available for listening and downloading at www.sonicbids.com: The first tune, “My Happy”, has cellos and chimes arranged in a fashion reminiscent of the Eurythmics or Tori Amos where the artist expresses a hope that listeners will “live and let live.” Other tracks available include, “Yellow Tail”, “Pretty in a Paper Bag”, “Curse”, “Honey babe”, “Wretched Unbeliever”, “Out and About” and “Promises”.
Next, is a soft and quiet tune with the artist lightly gracing piano keys as she sings about the hows and the whys of life. It begins by Katt asking why her “teardrops taste like wine” and why she feels “tipsy.” Pretty in a Paper Bag is a quirky little tune about self-gratification and getting what one wants. It contains a nice horn in the background providing some bass and interesting aesthetics for the song. The fourth piece, “Curse,” is a somber, dreamy item incorporating chorus and delay effects on the instrumentation and vocals. It sort of sounds like the score for a film one would watch at a science museum. It has an ethereal, “new age” quality similar to artists Enigma. In this, Katt moans about the pain and the sickness of her “rocky heart that won't go away.”
The fifth piece is a lullaby for the songstress' lover. It's a solemn, lonely, tune in which Katt cries and longs to have the “honey” from the one she adores. “Wretched Unbeliever” shines and will gracefully move listeners through a sea of fluid synthesized arrangements that have been looped and are repeating. The artists begs an answer as she asks “God, isn't there love for us wretched unbelievers?” It is well-recorded and the production quality is better than the aforementioned. With the appropriate promotion and the right audience, “Wretched Unbeliever” could successfully find itself on the ears of many listeners. The seventh piece, “Out and about,” is an uplifting and inspiring work which encourages listeners to explore a variety of avenues. It tells them they will “never know” what is down a road, unless they “travel down it.” Lastly, is the sweet, heartfelt, song about the promises that come with being with the one whom you love. The songs available from Lindsay Katt are passionate expressions that should be felt by those who will listen. Hear her on SonicBids and MySpace.
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Lindsay Katt Picking Out Boxes By: Melissa Mylchreest Posted: 01/15/2009 ...Lindsay Katt
Picking Out Boxes
By: Melissa Mylchreest
Lindsay Katt has the sound of someone who’s going to make it in the music business, not only because she’s lovely and talented, but because she’s having fun as well. This self-taught, Montana-born singer-songwriter recently relocated to New York and created Picking Out Boxes, a knockout debut album. With her lush and powerful voice, Katt delivers 12 tunes that showcase disarmingly fresh lyrics and well-composed orchestral backgrounds that either soar or bounce, depending whether she’s questioning love in “Wretched Unbelievers” or offering helpful suggestions in “Pretty in a Paper Bag.”
Being a female pianist-singer, she tempts comparison: a bit like Regina Spektor but with a more powerful voice, or like Fiona Apple, if Apple ever sounded happy. And Katt has good reason to sound happy; her songs are just poppy enough that they’ll make it on the radio, and just creative enough that they’ll stand out when they do. This is an exemplary first album—one that certainly leaves room for growth, but also promises that Katt’s name will be one to to listen for in the future. (Melissa Mylchreest)
The Dallas Morning News!
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A bold debut by a singer named Lindsay Katt 12:42 AM Sat, Jan 10, 2009 | Michael Granberry ...A bold debut by a singer named Lindsay Katt
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On Pearl Harbor Day early last month, I found myself stuck in Abilene, Texas: My 12-year-old had a tennis tournament. Tennis parents know all too well that such marathons often end late, and when they do, you're exhausted, not to mention how the kid feels! So my boy and I were cruising the lonely streets of Abilene, late on a Saturday night. Turned out to be one of the best drives I've ever had. As the little guy snoozed in the back, my mind drifted to the sounds of Abilene's National Public Radio affiliate, which was playing music. But not just any music. Unlike the sheer gar-bage heard on commercial radio these days, this was good music. Passionate, beautifully written acoustic music by artists whose names you have yet to hear but will (I hope). And this one song comes on ... and it's the kind of song that drives you crazy when you hear it because you have to hear more -- is there an album? Where can I buy it? What other songs has this amazing artist done? Who is this person anyway?
Photo: Lindsay Katt, whose debut album is a keeper
I made sure to get the name ... Lindsay Katt, a name I promptly Googled. And before you knew it, I had a copy of her stunning debut album in the mail. It's called Picking Out Boxes. From the moment I heard her sing "Why do my teardrops taste like wine?" on what, for me, is the album's signature song ("Yellow Tail"), I longed to hear more. Her lyrics remind me of a young Joni Mitchell, her voice a young Carly Simon, with touches of early Jackson Browne and echoes of Suzanne Vega. Something tells me this is a name we're destined to hear often in the future. So it begs the question: Why is most American radio so incredibly, unforgivably bad? Why aren't the Lindsay Katts of the world given a voice on commercial radio? Is it ever going to change? It's the same feeling I have when I hear such acoustic warriors as Jimmy LaFave and John Gorka playing to a crowd of 100 loyal listeners. Why aren't these people Platinum artists? OK, I'll leave the soapbox momentarily to tell you where and how you too can listen to Lindsay Katt. Her debut CD became available online on Jan. 5. You can download it at www.digstation.com/lindsaykatt or you can order a copy via My Space at www.myspace.com/lindsaykatt. It's also available on CD Baby and sometime in February on iTunes and amazon.com. As Lindsay tells me in an e-mail, she's a "fully independent artist, no label and no financial backing. The record was mastered as the pet project of Greg Calbi (who started Sterling Sound)." Online copies sell for $12.99, which includes shipping, or you can download it for $9.99. Before I forget, kudos to Abilene's terrific NPR affiliate KACU (89.7 FM) for playing music worth hearing.
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Lindsay Katt is a true singer/songwriter. Her amazing voice and powerful lyrics are a powerful combi...Lindsay Katt is a true singer/songwriter. Her amazing voice and powerful lyrics are a powerful combination. She gives a perfect performance when she is making music. Katt makes you believe that great music is not leaving the music industry anytime soon. When listening to her music, one is taken on a journey that will certainly leave you wanting more. Katt’s mixture of melodic sounds is one of the strong points to her music. Ultimately, it is Katt’s strong presence that makes her a sure win amongst the numerous female singer/songwriters out there currently.
If you are looking for good music and solid lyrics, then Katt is the artist for you. Make sure to check her EPK (Electronic Press Kit) on Sonicbids.com (Music Resource Giant) to see what I am raving about. Lindsay Katt’s music gets a solid A from Junior’s Cave. Make sure to check her EPK (Electronic Press Kit) on Sonicbids.com (Music Resource Giant) to see what I am raving about.
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Corners Covered October 10, 2007 - 12:05 am | Posted by DanDIppolito Also preforming in the 4th ...Corners Covered
October 10, 2007 - 12:05 am | Posted by DanDIppolito
Also preforming in the 4th Annual Williamsburg Live Songwriter Competition - 1st prize $4000
If you’re interested in guarantees, I can’t help you. But if you’d like a prediction, I might be of assistance. I’ve only heard her recorded material, but I’m fairly confident that if you’re a stubborn, impatient seeker of steadfast songwriting and musicianship (such as myself) you’ll be content feasting your ears on Lindsay Katt. Upon which scientific methods do I base this claim? Only the Four Horsemen of the Singer/Songwriter Apocalypse: vocals, composition, musicianship, and lyrics. Possessing all these qualities in considerable abundance, Lindsay Katt is deserving of our open ears. But considering that musical appreciation and scientific evaluation are in many ways opposed, you’ll either have to take my word for it or listen and find out for yourself. As fond as I am of my word, it’s not nearly as enjoyable as a well played melody.
Lindsay Katt, right, plays the October 10 Songwriter Showcase
First and foremost, Lindsay Katt simply knows how to craft a good, solid song. She writes with a strong sense of mood and rhythm (making sure not to repeat either element in her catalogue of songs) and demonstrates a firm understanding of the equations that compose varying moods. All the while, a certain dark sincerity is present underneath tasteful textures. Katt’s rhythmic atmosphere is in part facilitated by the strong production found on her recordings, notably a staccato orchestral arrangement on “My Happy” and moderate levels of instrument delay on the borderline trip-hop “Curse”, a very enjoyable, unique atmospheric composition. On top of all this, Katt’s vocals are strong, sturdy and organic, and her heartfelt lyrics consistently synch up with the mood of the tune they highlight.
The Songwriter Showcase will find Lindsay Katt stripped of the accompaniment found on her recordings, but I stand by my word.
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Lindsay Katt ~ Picking Out Boxes 2009
As I listen to this beautiful, creative CD, a soothing wave of happiness washes over me. All of Lindsay’s’ melodies and
lyrics fit together like a hand in a glove. “But life is worth living, than why aren’t we living at all?” This is from the first song
(My Happy) on the CD. Each song you listen to makes you anxious to hear what is coming next!
One of the most beautiful voices on the planet, Lindsay can be compared to a young Joni Mitchell or Carly Simon. All
listeners of this hot new artist will be mesmerized by all the different sounds on each song and the powerful voice behind a
living legend in the making!
The second song on the CD is called, “Out & About”. It starts out with the phone ringing and Lindsay talking to her mom.
This song is pretty unique with a fast tempo. The next song “Is It You” starts with a marching band drum sound. The lyrics
and Lindsay’s voice are very soothing, it almost moves you into a meditative state.
On the fourth song “Wretched Unbelievers” the CD takes us back to the feeling of the first song, strong and powerful. At
times in this song Ms. Katt’s vibe can be compared to The Cranberries. “Fairly” is a slow moving, subtle song. “Heart Place”
picks us up again with a faster upbeat tempo. As soon as this song starts you already feel the happiness feeling rush
through your body.
The seventh song “Andie” automatically starts with Katt’s voice. The music in this song is absolutely beautiful.
“Pretty in a paper bag” is definitely Lindsay’s number one hit! It is a tough call between “My Happy” and this song.
“Pretty in a paper bag” and “My Happy” will definitely be household songs in the near future. I can see company’s using
these songs for commercials or being used as songs on hit shows such as Grey’s Anatomy. Total applause for Lindsay on
both of these great songs!
There are a total of 12 songs on Picking out boxes. Each of them pull at your emotions in different ways.
Lindsay Katt will definitely be household name in the near future.
Check her out on www.myspace.com/lindsaykatt Also, we have added her on our band page!
© Leigh Hurst 2009
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Lindsay Katt - Picking Out Boxes - CD (Lindsay Katt) I love this CD. It is a great listen from beg...Lindsay Katt - Picking Out Boxes - CD
(Lindsay Katt) I love this CD. It is a great listen from beginning to end. I hear hints of Fiona Apple, Natalie Merchant, Paula Cole and more. Basically a slew of great female artists rolled into one with a poppy piano-based sound that will leave you awestruck. This release came out in 2008 and it is a shame that more people aren’t aware of this song writing and singing dynamo. “My Happy” is a catchy tune that reminded me a bit of Fiona Apple’s “Extraordinary Machine”. “Wretched Unbeliever” had me thinking Natalie Merchant while “Heart Place” has a musical refrain reminiscent of Rhonda Everitt’s “803”. “Andie Andie”, “Out & About”, “Pretty in a Paper Bag”… all awesome.
-- Mite Mutant (2009)
A usual set will run from anywhere between 15 30 original songs. Covers are sometimes sprinkled in for fun, and are always an unexpected twist.
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