Fresh Pressed: Katie Costello

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Katie CostelloHot off our presses this week is Lamplight, a new CD by Katie Costello, set to release in early 2011. Check out her huge pile of YouTube videos supporting her EP and her upcoming release. Very cute, fun stuff – recommended if you like Feist.

Here’s a bit more about her, from her website:

As musicians and music-listeners alike venture into a creative climate in which technological elements often define an artist’s sonic and visual identity, Katie Costello emerges as a unique & timeless example of an authentic artisan shining and colorful amidst the frequently grey backdrop of modernity. Almost as if her spirit has been frozen in another day and age, her perspective is one that far exceeds her surprisingly young age.

The 5 tracks on “The City In Me” EP clock in just below 20 minutes and offer a rousing introduction to this brilliant vocalist/lyricist, giving us just a tiny glimpse into what we might expect on her full length album “Lamplight,” set to hit in early 2011. It also leaves us wanting more – way more. The EP is comprised of five gorgeous songs bursting at the seams with soaring melodies and bubbling over with insightful poetics. Spend your 20 minutes with “The City In Me” and we assure you, you’ll be loyal for life.

Deeply personal, her songs are impressionistic and beckon to the lonely, disconnected nature of our times. Although initial listeners might find a carefree and happy-go-lucky element in the music, the songs are meant to be revisited and experienced over and over again. Katie’s songs reward those who delve deeper than what is presented at the surface.

Katie’s previous full-length release, “Kaleidoscope Machine,” was a vibrant and refreshing collection of identity-searching compositions that got her noticed at a very young age. Nic Harcourt of KCRW immediately spotted her determined and innate creative nature by saying, “It’s good to know what one wants to be when one grows up. At 17, Hermosa Beach resident Katie Costello is making her path clear.” Katie’s music is still on rotation on KCRW’s “Morning Becomes Eclectic.” Her songs have been featured on the CW shows, “90210,” “One Tree Hill,” and ABC’s “Private Practice.”

Listen to Katie Costello on her website.

You can also find her on MySpace, Facebook, and Twitter. Enjoy!

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