In anticipation of the release of her debut full-length album,Katie Von Schleicherhas shared her latest single, “Midsummer,” viaNPR Music’s“Songs We Love.Shitty Hitswill be out next Friday,July 28th,viaBa DaBing.As told toNPR,Von Schleicher explains “Midsummer is about recognizing how toxic you might be for another person, beginning to empathize with what effect your behavior has on them. It’s contrite, but the perspective is persistently selfish, self-indulgent, too. In contrast, I had a really happy time arranging and recording this song; it’s engrossing to sing, jubilant and elemental.”
Katie Von Schleicher’s previous release Bleaksploitation was an accident, years in the making. While interning at Ba Da Bing Records, owner Ben Goldberg suggested that she record a cassette for the label to release. It could be anything, demos or a live performance, but she took it a bit more seriously than Goldberg intended. The result was her first self-produced and engineered effort, a strange, hazy, pop-laden tape. Doing her own press under a pseudonym and referring to it as an “album,” Von Schleicher garnered enough attention for Bleaksploitation to see it released on vinyl in the spring of 2016.
Now on her full-length official debut release, Von Schleicher strikes again with the magic that comes from her warped and uncompromising sound. Shitty Hits channels the bright, sunny radio burners of the 1970’s – songs you drive to, carefree, and songs you can cry to.
Katie Von Schleicher Tour Dates: Thur. Aug. 3 –Washington, DC @ Songbyrd Music House Fri. Aug. 4 – Brooklyn, NY @ Union Pool [Record Release show] w/ Sam Evian + Tiny Hazard, hosted by comedian Joe Pera and presented by Ad Hoc Thurs. Aug. 10 – Kingston, NY @ BSP Lounge * Fri. Aug. 11 – Wellfleet, MA @ Wellfleet Beachcomber * Sat. Aug 12 – Hamden, CT @ The Ballroom at the Outer Space * Sun. Aug. 13 – Burlington, VT @ ArtsRiot * Mon. Aug. 14 – Montreal, QC @ Bar le Ritz PDB * Tues. Aug. 15 – Ottawa, ON @ House of Targ * Wed. Aug. 16 – Toronto, ON @ Hard Luck Bar * Thurs. Aug. 17 – Ithaca, NY @ The Haunt * Fri. Aug. 18 – Asbury Park, NJ @ The Saint * Sat. Aug. 19 – The Crown – Baltimore, MD @ The Crown *