Artist Name: Lindsay Katt
Album Title: Picking Out Boxes
Band Members and Positions: Lindsay Katt: Vocals, Piano, Keys / Ian Hendrickson: Drums, Percussion / Greg Samothrakis: Guitars, Keys / Mark Turrigiano: Bass, Guitars, Keys
Record Label: The Petticoat Treason
Difficulty of Music: The music alone, minus the lyrics, contains very positive upbeat rhythms that call for extremely intricate vocals. Lindsay does a phenomenal job piecing her every word within the well above average musical composition. This develops a smoother transition between time signatures giving them a more original sound.
Comparisons to Other Artists: Lindsay Katt compares her music to… “coldplay, postal service, the shins, neil young, rufus wainwright, the police, ben harper, james taylor, miles davis, , bowie, bright eyes, jack johnson, rachael yamagata, modest mouse snow patrol, imogen heap, damien rice, norah jones, feist, aimee mann, regina spektor, fiona apple, brett dennen, beck, Billy Joel, Matchbox20, Live, Couting Crowes, Cat Stevens, The Indigo Girls, Guster, BB King, BNL, The roots, Rhiannon Catalanello, Carly Simon, Steveie Nicks, The Fray, Tracy Chapman, Paula Cole, ……….All the voices that snuck their way into my subconscious.”
Lyrical Significance: Lindsay clearly puts a lot of time into her lyrical illustration. Her lyrical content is very candid, personal, and emotionally moving.
Overall Rating (out of 10) : 8.4
Analysis: The overall theme seems to be geared towards questioning human actions, and love. The lyrics fit well within the catchy melodies of each song. There are many signature changes within an individual song on this album keeping the listeners attention.
Band Website: www.lindsaykatt.com