Strange Moon

by KATIE BURDEN

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    releases September 15, 2016

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1.
Dont Ask
2.
Run For Your LIfe
3.
4.
Cut The Wire
5.
Ears
6.
Hunter
7.
Strange Moon
8.
My KInd
9.
Too Good For love
10.
Coffee

about

Katie Burden's stylized atmospheric rock and shamanistic delivery often conjure up the ghost of Jim Morrison but in a modern context, falls somewhere between Bat for Lashes and Joan as Police Woman.

After being Raised in a small hippy town in Colorado, Burden spent her formative years bouncing around NYC and later San Francisco. In 2012 she moved to LA and after attending a meditation retreat, synchronistically fell in with a group of blue chip musicians including drummer/producer Norm Block (Mark Lanegan, Jennylee of Warpaint and Plexi) and guitarist Jen Turner of Here We Go Magic and Explanation Pony. Katie happened to have hundreds of song sketches recorded as voice memos on her phone and after she played them for her new friends there was no looking back. Block stepped into the roles of Producer while turner helped flesh out the recordings that became Burden's debut EP My BLind Eye.

Upon her return of promoting that Ep she felt pulled back into the studio where she began tracking her follow up full length Strange Moon again at Block's Happy Ending Studios, Silverlake, with her new tightly knit band of collaborators. The dark and moody undercurrents of the new material called for Burden to dig deeper into her emotional well, something that she struggled with when performing the songs. "I have a hard time feeling emotions sometimes" the songwriter notes. "Art makes me less afraid to feel and also less alone."

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releases September 15, 2016

Katie Burden: vocals
Norm Block: drums, percussion, synths: track 2 Jenn Lindberg: bass track 1
Jen Turner: bass tracks 3, 5, 7, 8, 9,10 - gtrs tracks 5, 7, 9, 10 - acoustic gtrs tracks 5, 9, 10 - synths: tracks 2, 5 - wurli track 5 - tron Track 10
Mike Brunner gtrs: track 1, 2, 4
Jonny Polonsky: gtrs track 1, 2, 4, 7, 8, 10 casio track 3
Mike Semple: gtrs track 3, keys track 3
Dave Palmer: synths track 1, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10 - piano tracks 1, 4, 10 - wurli track 9 Reggie Hamilton: bass track 2, 4
Clint Walsh: gtrs track 6, 8, - synths: track 6

Produced, Mixed and Recorded by Norm Block at Happy Ending Studios, Silverlake, CA.
Mastered by Paul Logus at PLX mastering.
Photography by Kirstin Cofer
CD artwork by Dylan Haley at Type Goes Here.

Special thanks to Tammy, Tom and Frick Burden, Annie Butts, To all the talented musicians who contributed: Jen Turner, Jennie Lee Lindberg , Mike Brunner, Jonny Polonsky, Mike Semple, Dave Palmer, Reggie Hamilton, Clint Walsh and Jonathon Hischke. Also: Jennie Batter, Emerson Whitney, Pizza, Ricardo Maddalosso, Danny, Matt Caratzolo, Lana Davies, Marta Dymek, Devin Schiro, Marty Buttwinick, Kirstin Cofer, The Block Family, Sadie, Jacob Cardwell @ C&C Drum Co., Kirsten Matt @ Zildjian Cymbals, Fender Basses, Greg Gordon, Jonny Dawson, Paul and Nat @ Manimal label Group, Jennifer and Sam at Working Brilliantly PR, PLX mastering

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KATIE BURDEN Los Angeles, California

Katie Burden: Vocals, Bass
Norm Block: Drums, Percussion
Mike Brunner: Guitars
Ara Ketendjian:Keys, guitars

Produced, Mixed and Recorded by Norm Block at Happy Ending Studios, Silverlake, CA.

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Track Name: I Can See It Clear
i can see it clear

clear as the daylight

don’t stop when I say

stop whenever you like

could see it from here

could see that you want her

well you could have me whenever you want

I get so tired of it, I get so tired of it

the way the sun hits your face

you look so pure and I ache

I don’t want to be me

don’t want to be you

been watching the vultures on the roadside to see how they do it

I started leaning in, leaning into your blows

be careful what you get used to, you just might get used to it

and I’ve grown so tired of it, yes I’ve grown so tired of it

the way the sun hits your face you look so pure

oh how I love watching you go

but there’s so much about you I don’t understand

like why you dance in your underpants

but it’s a relief watching you go

it feels just like I’m dying watching you go

I’m a beetle in a jar, I’m not getting very far

Sick of cleaning up your mess, I’ve got no more feelings left

I would feel bad for you, if you didn’t act so cruel

I’m a beetle in a jar, I’m not going very far