Katamine

Katamine

BandFolkAcoustic

Katamine is an acoustic/noise one man band. An hallucinating singer songwriter, trying to play acoustic / noise songs (strange! we know) with a quiet noise band. Assaf Tager has songs that he plays. Then Haggai Fershtman and Zoe Polanski come along and together they Stomp, rattle and bang.

Biography

Katamine is an acoustic/noise one man band

"Dark, confessional, unplugged, world-weary – anything but folk" is how Katamine's debut album, Lag (Carrot Top) was described in Anthem Magazine.

The absence of a verse-chorus-hook structure, replaced by a sort of a freeform, godless sermon, takes 'folk' to more avant-garde territories. Katamine brings to mind the spiritually abstinent inwardness of Michael Gira's Angels Of Light and the solo works of Neurosis' Steve Von Till and Scott Kelly.

Previusely shared a stage with Elliott Smith(Domino), devendra banhart (XL), Wharton Tiers (Atavistic), Bonfire Madigan (Kill Rock
Stars) and many more, This year Katamine has already realesed and toured Japan, Italy and Spain.

Coming back to NYC, Katamine is about to work on a film soundtrack for the new and amazing S.A Crary film (the dirctor of "Kill your Idols", the Tribeca Film Festival Docomentry winner about the NYC No Wave Story).

Bellow are some media samples:.

Live Video bite:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXmMGHfrnmI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=areevD02lzM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2M21CyTwu6A

Website :
http://www.katamine.org

Audio :
http://www.myspace.com/katamine


Pics:
http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p171/tager02/Yoshiyuki_Mizuno_50.jpg

http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p171/tager02/Penguinehouse.jpg

http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p171/tager02/LiveBariItaly.jpg

Lyrics

Someone came around

Written By: Assaf Tager

Swear that you call this home as soon as I disappear
Seems only yesterday Channels was crystal clear
Having ours back to back Sliding, before my arms
Where ever as broken.
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I am you're mercy meat, Fresh as a tender whore
Send him to beat me up, I won't feel insecure
And never this lonely.
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When I come to call you're name
Don’t you want me to seem worried?
When I come to save the day
Don’t you want it to be special?
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Only choices in your mind
Jumping up and down
Someone sees me, someone turns around
Someone turns around.

Promise me anything, Markings across the waist
Count me some valentine Voodoo to ease the chase
Sharing our back to back Sliding, before my arms
Where ever as broken.

Story goes first

Written By: Assaf Tager

This story goes
As far as it goes
Since no one came
There's no on to blame.

We could start again
We could start again
All over.

It's dangerous,
The fact that you know
As stories go
Your body goes first.

We could start again
We could start again
All over.

At least I can afford
At least I can afford
To sleep some more.

I aint saying it's right
I aint saying it's alright
It's dangerous
The length that you'll go.

Just to start again
Just to start again
All over.

At least I can afford
At least I can afford
To sleep some more.

Discography

Katamine - E.P. 2004 (No-Distribution)
Katamine - Lag 2005 (Tinstar / Blunstone Japan)
Katamine - Forest of Bobo (Tinstar IL / Blunstone Japan).
The cd's have signed distos in the following places:
Europe (Goodfellas), US (caarrot top), Japan (Blunstone/ S2S), Australia and Israel.

Set List

Set list is about 1 hour