DENMARK’S CALLmeKAT HITS SXSW + NY AND GIVES AWAY FREE MP3
*Shows announced in Austin (SXSW) and New York*
“Bug in a Web” MP3
Known for her melancholic, melodic pop CALLmeKAT is the moniker of Danish singer, keyboardista and composer, Katrine Ottosen. With her vintage keyboards and a voice that sets her apart from the masses, CALLmeKAT creates music where live samples, haunting bass lines and a broken omnichord dance together under the twilight of the moon.
To announce CALLmeKAT’s sophomore performance at SXSW, Katrine has chosen to give away “Bug in A Web” for new and old fans alike. For the fans who have already fallen in love with CmK, this song will be another delicacy filled with the raw delivery and honest performance they have grown to expect from her. For new fans, this song about love lost, will draw you in- not just with Katrine’s hauntingly beautiful voice but also with the theme of struggle told through the story of the bug in a web. It’s a tale we all know too well.
It’s no wonder NPR has called CMK’s music”…Just mesmerizing” as solely via word-of-mouth, she is single-handedly drawing crowds in clubs throughout Germany, Benelux, France, Switzerland and Austria, all before an official international album release.
In 2008 CALLmeKAT released I’m In A Polaroid Where Are You? (EP) and ‘Fall Down’ both of which made the media in her native Denmark fall head over heels, while word quickly trickled across to the U.S. with nods in Billboard, Spinner, and Interview Magazine.
Since her two 2008-releases, CALLmeKAT has toured as a solo headliner, opened for artists such as Au Revoir Simone, Okkervil River, Nouvelle Vague, The Dø and Sebastien Tellier and played numerous festivals including SXSW, NXNE, EuroSonic, Northside Festival (NY) and CMJ (NY). At the 2010 SXSW Festival, CALLmeKAT was invited to perform on NPR’s All Things Considered followed by a pick on Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton’s “Who We Liked List”. In addition CMK’s music has been featured alongside artists such as Bat For Lashes and The Brunettes on several compilations including Perfect As Cats – A Tribute To The Cure (Manimal Vinyl, 2008) and Stella Polaris – A Handful (Stella Polaris, 2009). Katrine has also appeared as a vocalist on Nouvelle Vague’s ‘Hollywood Mon Amour’ album (2008).
Living in New York for most of 2010, Katrine collaborated with Joe Magistro (Prophet Omega, The Black Crowes) to finish her international debut When Owls Are Out mastered by Chris Athens of Sterling Sound, NYC. A hand numbered, limited first edition will be for sale exclusively at CMK shows and at select stores, in 2011, with a proper release date to be determined.
Be sure to catch the wildly talented CALLmeKAT at this year’s SXSW festival, as well as additional dates in New York City bookending the festival.
March 13 – Littlefield – (Brooklyn) – 2PM
March 24 – Rockwood Music Hall 8 PM
March 16 – Indie Radio Rocks the World @ Cherrywood House (10:00 PM)
March 17 – Paper Garden Records/Lovely Hearts Club Showcase @ Uncork (9 PM)
March 17 – @ One2One (2:30 PM)
March 17 – Couch Professor NIGHT party @ Chupacabra (11 PM)
March 18 – SPOT on Denmark Showcase @ Beauty Bar (5:15 PM)