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Queen of Jeans prep debut LP; Anika Pyle & Augusta Koch touring

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Philly’s Queen of Jeans are celebrating their new Topshelf-released album at a hometown show with Katie Ellen, whose singer Anika Pyle is touring with Cayetana’s Augusta Koch.

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Cayetana’s Augusta Koch and katie ellen’s Anika Pyle team up for solo March tour, ending at Space 1026

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Cayetana’s Augusta Koch and katie ellen’s Anika Pyle team up for solo March tour, ending at Space 1026

Augusta Koch and Anika Pyle tour poster | photo via www.facebook.com/anika.pyle

Cayetana’s Augusta Koch and katie ellen / former Chumped ‘s front lady, Anika Pyle, are hitting the road this March for a four stop show run dubbed The Daylight Savings Tour, which will wrap up in Philly on March 11th at Space 1026.

With Anika posting on Facebook this past weekend: “Come listen to new tunes and help us coax out the sun!!!” we can be fairly positive to hear new solo tracks from her — adding to a recent reflective lo-fi-ish release, “The Void.” Whether or not Augusta ...

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Listen to Anika Pyle of Katie Ellen contemplate guilt, shame and self-identity in the stirring solo song “The Void”

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Listen to Anika Pyle of Katie Ellen contemplate guilt, shame and self-identity in the stirring solo song “The Void”

Anika Pyle | photo via anikapyle.bandcamp.com

Known these days as the singer-guitarist and songwriter at the front of Katie Ellen, and know previously as the voice of Brooklyn punks Chumped, Philly’s Anika Pyle occasionally forays into solo compositions and contemplations — as she did this week with the new track “The Void.”

An expressive, expansive lo-fi jam that stretches across six minutes with just Pyle and a rumbling guitar, the song hones in on a narrator reflecting on their former self and comparing it to who they have become; the struggles that defined them, and the feelings they have yet ...

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Cayetana’s Augusta Koch discusses her favorite lyrics & songs of 2017

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Cayetana released their sophomore album New Kind of Normal this year, and we asked singer/guitarist Augusta Koch what her favorite music of the year was. She replied saying that since she’s always been a huge lyric person, she decided to make a list of her favorite lyrics and songs of the year…

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The Key Studio Sessions: Katie Ellen

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The Key Studio Sessions: Katie Ellen
The Key Studio Sessions: Katie Ellen
The Key Studio Sessions: Katie Ellen
The Key Studio Sessions: Katie Ellen
The Key Studio Sessions: Katie Ellen
The Key Studio Sessions: Katie Ellen
The Key Studio Sessions: Katie Ellen
The Key Studio Sessions: Katie Ellen
The Key Studio Sessions: Katie Ellen
The Key Studio Sessions: Katie Ellen
The Key Studio Sessions: Katie Ellen

Anika Pyle first came to prominence fronting the acclaimed Brooklyn punk band Chumped, which riffed and raged for a few exciting years and then, following the album cycle for 2014’s Teenage Retirement, decided to retire.

In its wake, Pyle refocused to explore the more sensitive side of her songwriting in the project Katie Ellen, which debuted with a Bandcamp demo called wild <3 in early 2016. The indie rock riffs were ever present, as was Pyle’s powerful vocal delivery, but the range was notably more dynamic. Songs could be a midtempo stroll (the title track) as easily as they charged (“Lucy Stone”); clean guitar tones ...

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Katie Ellen introduces themselves to a psyched PhilaMOCA audience for Cowgirl Blues record release show

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Katie Ellen introduces themselves to a psyched PhilaMOCA audience for Cowgirl Blues record release show

Katie Ellen | photo by Tom Beck for WXPN

Meet Philadelphia’s most exciting new band: Katie Ellen. You’ve seen them around, opening for Cayetana and various other bands over the past year or so. You also might know frontwoman Anika Pyle from her previous, Brooklyn-based band called Chumped. But without a true, full-length LP, you likely never put a name to the face. But that changes today.

That’s because today is the day Katie Ellen released their first ever long player, Cowgirl Blues. Last night was the first of two record release shows for the album, the second being ...

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Katie Ellen at PhilaMOCA, Chill Moody at Boot and Saddle (benefit for Beyond the Bars), The Cactus Blossoms at Johnny Brenda’s

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Katie Ellen at PhilaMOCA, Chill Moody at Boot and Saddle (benefit for Beyond the Bars), The Cactus Blossoms at Johnny Brenda’s

Katie Ellen | photo by Rachel Del Sordo for WXPN | racheldelsordophotography.com

The official release of Katie Ellen‘s debut LP Cowgirl Blues is tomorrow, but you can hear it live a night early at the band’s record release show tonight at PhilaMOCA. The new project of Anika Pyle, former frontwoman of punk outfit Chumped, Katie Ellen is her platform for anthemic, cathartic, feminist “sparkle pop twang punk fuzz core” jams. Listen to leading single “Sad Girls Club” below and check out the XPN Concert Calendar for tickets and more information.

Philly rapper Chill Moody brings his endlessly cool vibes ...

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Join Katie Ellen’s “Sad Girls Club” in anthemic new single

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Join Katie Ellen’s “Sad Girls Club” in anthemic new single

Katie Ellen | photo by Rachel Del Sordo for WXPN | racheldelsordophotography.com

It took a good two seconds into Katie Ellen’s new single, “Sad Girls Club,” for me to be completely hooked. Yes, I would like to join the club, please. Is there a mailing list? I will sign now, thank you.

The personal, lyrically-driven anthem of a song mashes together any kind of insecurity one might feel for being different or straying from the collective normativity that is life (sigh), and effectively stomps it to bits with clattering cymbals and searing guitars.

Before playing the jam live, front-woman Anika Pyle reads ...

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Camp Cope expand tour, making NYC debut w/ Katie Ellen, Worriers, Thin Lips

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Australia’s Camp Cope debuted last year with a great self-titled album and they recently announced their first US tour. They’ll make their NYC debut at the release party for Katie Ellen‘s (ex-Chumped) debut album Cowgirl Blues.

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Get the first taste of Katie Ellen’s Cowgirl Blues with “Lucy Stone”

Source: The Key (WXPN)

Get the first taste of Katie Ellen’s Cowgirl Blues with “Lucy Stone”

Katie Ellen | photo by Rachel Del Sordo for WXPN | racheldelsordophotography.com

After her highly-touted Brooklyn punk band Chumped parted ways, singer-songwriter-guitarist Anika Pyle launched a remarkable new project called Katie Ellen, which first caught our attention when they opened for Cayetana and Mannequin Pussy at PhilaMOCA back in January of 2016. The pace was slowed down and the content amped up, with Pyle using midtempo anthems to reflect on womanhood, societal expectations, mental health and other concerns that are both talked about a lot in the music scene but at the same time not nearly enough.

In the year and a ...

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The Fest adds Superchunk, Pegboy, The Movielife, City of Caterpillar & much more

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The Fest announced its second round of bands, including Superchunk, Pegboy, The Movielife, City of Caterpillar, The Chris Gethard Show, Majority Rule, Grade, Able Baker Fox, You Blew It, Into It Over It, and more.

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Stream Cayetana’s jam-packed and resilient LP, New Kind of Normal

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Stream Cayetana’s jam-packed and resilient LP, New Kind of Normal

Cayetana | photo by Emily Dubin | courtesy of the artist

Well, friends — the day has finally arrived. Philly’s favorite punk trio has gifted your patient waiting by dropping an early online stream of their new record, New Kind of Normal, over at Hype Machine. And gosh dang, what a gift this is.

Cayetana’s new album does not disappoint in the slightest, as the record’s twelve songs weave a beautifully powerful rollercoaster narrative where the band faces adversity and personal struggle with a resilient roundhouse kick to the face.

Already hearing the beauties that are the shimmering “Mesa,”  ...

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Party with Cayetana alongside a stacked lineup at New Kind of Normal record release shindig

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Party with Cayetana alongside a stacked lineup at New Kind of Normal record release shindig

Cayetana | photo by Jess Flynn

May 5th just went from an awesome day to a supremely wonderful hooplah of a day.  In addition to the upcoming Cayetana record New Kind of Normal being released, Guild Shows just announced that Cayetana will rock a record release show that night at First Unitarian Church alongside the likes of Katie Ellen, Shannen Moser, and Aster More. Can I get a heck yee.

Though it still seems like forever away, you’ll have a ton of shows to catch featuring the rest of the lineup before the record release. Twangy punster Katie Ellen will ...

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Open City (mem Worriers, Paint It Black, Lifetime) streaming LP, playing shows

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Philly punk band Open City are fronted by Rachel Rubino (Worriers, Bridge and Tunnel), and the rest of their impressive lineup includes Dan Yemin (Lifetime, Kid Dynamite, Paint It Black), Andy Nelson (Paint It Black, Ceremony, Dark Blue), and Chris Wilson (Ted Leo + the Pharmacists, Titus Andronicus)…

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Anika Pyle: “It’s Important to Tell Your Story.”

Source: Jump Philly

After beloved pop punk band Chumped disbanded earlier this year, singer Anika Pyle moved to Philly, where she had a lot of friends, including Augusta Koch of Cayetana. Our Sydney Schaefer listened as the two met up at Chapterhouse Cafe and talked about songwriting and life in Philly. Augusta: So, you’ve had a lot of changes in your […]Anika Pyle: “It’s Important to Tell Your Story.”

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Anika Pyle: “It’s Important to Tell Your Story.”

Source: Jump Philly

After beloved pop punk band Chumped disbanded earlier this year, singer Anika Pyle moved to Philly, where she had a lot of friends, including Augusta Koch of Cayetana. Our Sydney Schaefer listened as the two met up at Chapterhouse Cafe and talked about songwriting and life in Philly. Augusta: So, you’ve had a lot of changes in your […]Anika Pyle: “It’s Important to Tell Your Story.”

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Darla at Boot and Saddle, Katie Ellen at First Unitarian Church, Hawkwind at Kung Fu Necktie and more

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Darla at Boot and Saddle, Katie Ellen at First Unitarian Church,  Hawkwind at Kung Fu Necktie and more

Darla | photo by Karl McWerter | courtesy of the band

Boot and Saddle gets one hell of show as fusion jazz hounds Darla take the stage, celebrating the release of their newest record Darla Rolls the Dice! with Nik Greely & the Operators, as well as Roz and the rice cakes. The octet keeps it upbeat by blending their smooth brass instrumentation with grooving back beats, staging a great night of good times and great tunes. More information can be found on the WXPN Concert Calender, and also check out Darla’s visit to The Key for a intimate ...

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What’s Going on Saturday?

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The Wonder Years, Latterman, La Sera/Springtime Carnivore, Ceremony, Phantogram, Steely Dan, PUP, “John Zorn’s Ultimate Bagatelles Marathon” & more NYC-area show options for your Saturday.

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Katie Ellen rebounds from more than one breakup on their debut 7″

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Katie Ellen rebounds from more than one breakup on their debut 7″

Katie Ellen | via katiebandellen.bandcamp.com

Earlier this year, Brooklyn pop-punkers Chumped parted ways after two sold-out shows at Bushwick’s Suburbia. If this left you feeling as empty as the time Alycia Merklin broke up with me over text in the tenth grade, you’re in luck, because guitarist Anika Pyle and drummer Dan Frelly have released their debut 7″ as Katie Ellen. Fans of Chumped will feel right at home with this pair of breakup bangers, as the band brings newfound punch and definition to an old sound.

“Wild Heart” and “TV Dreams” continue where Chumped left off, with the same noisy instrumentation and earnest vocals ...

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Jeff Rosenstock touring with Hard Girls & Katie Ellen, hinting at new album

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Jeff Rosenstock has announced a tour with his pals Hard Girls and Katie Ellen (ex-Chumped), which is a great triple bill. He announced the tour with a 3-minute video, and if you know Jeff, you know he’s pretty entertaining…

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