Jan 30, 2011
New Band Alert: Elizabeth and the Catapult
I'm not a big fan of 'joke' videos but I'm willing to forgive this one, from Elizabeth And the Catapult, caught as I am in the first hot flush of New Band Love. Their new album, The Other Side of Zero, is terrific (there's another one, from 2009, just as good). I love the way their songs shift keys, McCartneyishly, or like a silkier Aimee Mann. Their singer, Elizabeth Ziman, sounds like she's just woken up on some tracks, like Kathleen Edwards, and a little perkier on others, like Edwards after a mug of coffee maybe.