Katy Gunn | EP

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EP

by Katy Gunn

Soulfully fusing jazz, hip hop, pure joy and brain dance, Gunn's unforgettable voice delivers melancholy and humor, disaster and bliss, humanity and truth from the underground of Brooklyn, NY.
Genre: Pop: Pop Underground
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1. Out of Touch
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2. Consequences
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3. Inside Me
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4. All the People
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5. Talk To Me
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Recipe for Katy Gunn: Pour equal parts of the following into large bowl:

Ella, Bettie Paige, Wonder Woman, Hip-Hop, pure joy, Brain-Dance, unrequited love, sinful debauchery, Idealism to a fault, and (quite a bit of) sarcasm.

Cook for any length of time to achieve varying results or moods. All results will be rich rich rich.

From the gritty underground of Brooklyn, NY, Katy Gunn - a DIY'er with a vengeance (she wrote, recorded, engineered and produced her solo EP), self-funded by - well, let's just say it was creative... delivers her own truth in a harmonic style reminiscent of the 1930s and modern enough to defy genre.

Having grown up on a ranch in the southern Arizona desert near the border with Mexico, the young Katy was entranced by the mysterious landscape, her parents’ LPs of Shostakovich and Bach, songs sung by the migrant laborers, and by British pop on American radio. From the age of two, she routinely stole her brother’s violin and practiced secretly in the broom closet.

Dropping out of high school to study classical violin at University, soloing abroad and also playing the role as concert master, she eventually abandoned the staid classical world to pursue her own style of writing and performing. She traveled restlessly between San Francisco, West Hollywood, Chicago, New York, Spain and Brazil before settling in Brooklyn.

Katy Gunn’s first group project was Katy vs Evil. She wrote and co-produced the group’s album Volume One with film composer and programmer David Majzlin, who has worked with artists Lou Reed and Fernando Saunders. Her self-released EP is a willing teaser for the upcoming album, which should be released in the fall of 2009, but let's not rush her, shall we?


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Sol

Katy is the BEST!
Katy Gunn is the total package: original, soulful music; intelligent and quirky lyrics; virtuoso violin playing; masterful and moving vocals and charismatic stage presence – it is only a matter of time before this girl hits it big!

reesemusic

One of the best cds I've heard in along time!
Mix a little portishead, fiona apple and tori amos in a pot a you have Katy Gunns' first ep. Simply amazing!

SugaShop

This is MUSIC!!
Love it!!

MKS

Listen up!
I love this artist and this is a great EP that samples some of her excellent range; it's got some delightful and soulful tunes that I hum all day. Also, I've had the pleasure of seeing Katy Gunn live in several NYC venues, and her performances are absolutely electric, hot, and rich. Can't wait to see what Ms. Gunn has in store for us next...

Peters at CD Baby


Katy Gunn's self-titled EP is a charming mix of Feist-y pop, Amy Winehouse's sass, and Fiona Apple's moody melodic sensibility. Upright bass mixes with trip hop drum beats and Gunn's deftly layered vocal harmonies on the wonderfully sparse "Consequences", while tasteful drum machines and string hits accentuate the Regina Spektor-ish pop of "Out of Touch," while she sings of being unimpressed by certain types of people she meets. On "Inside Me", sparkly keyboards give way to a double-time bass drum dancefloor track. Harpsichord, handclaps and vibraphone fill "All the People," while she sings of her questions about God with delightful harmonies that call to mind Pet Sounds-era Beach Boys. It's pretty, exquisite pop that's a pure pleasure to listen to. Give it a listen and you'll agree.