CALLmeKAT: When Owls Are Out, Doctors Without Borders & live in NYC!

14 09 2011

When it comes to making music, Copenhagen’s Katrine Ottosen is what you might call a natural.

Performing and recording under the name CALLmeKAT, she offers up lovingly crafted tunes at once melancholic and playful, soulful and sauntering, that are based around her voice and vintage keys, but also infused with electronic hints and atmospheric details. Although delicate and minimalistic at times, her music has a definite presence, a certain power to it – each track draws you in with its gorgeous, hypnotizing clarity. This is untraditional yet still wonderfully melodious pop, strung with striking lyrics and absent of the extreme overproduction so common in the genre these days.

NYC fans will be lucky to experience CALLmeKAT live this Thursday, September 15th at 9pm as she jet-sets from the Popkomm Festival in Berlin to the Lower East Side’s own Rockwood Music Hall, playing with B-52s bass player Sara Lee and drum wiz Joe Magistro. The show is celebratory for a number of reasons: not only is she finishing up a new album, but she’s releasing When Owls Are Out – a very special reworking of her 2008 release Fall Down plus fan favorite track “Bug In A Web.” In addition, Ottosen has teamed up with PledgeMusic to give music back to her fans and donate a percentage of her total pledged amount to Doctors Without Borders, the international medical humanitarian organization that provides impartial, independent aid to those suffering in over 60 war-torn countries. Visit her PledgeMusic page HERE for more details.

Don’t miss this opportunity to catch CALLmeKAT before she embarks on the next phase of her adventure. Be sure to like her on Facebook, and check out some of her music after the jump!

– audrey leopard

top photo by elisabeth dahlberg; album cover courtesy of the musebox.

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