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BLKKATHY represents at SXSW with their fine R'n'B

A band made up of two ladies both named Katie sounds like a project in cute, right? Don't be fooled. Local minimal electronic/lyrical R&B act BLKKATHY builds up layers of blissful vocal lines and clicks them into place with the right beats and ace production. It’s music made for pulling up old wounds, soothing, and dancing. The duo released an EP, “Dem Bones”, with Deep Ellum Records and have extra tracks streaming on their website and soundcloud. Their recordings are filled with well-crafted lyrics amongst synths and inventive textures. BLKKATHY will be representing NYC’s surge in electronic innovation this week at SXSW. - Leora Mandel

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BLKKATHY lands Pianos residency, starting on 12.30

Brooklyn's duo BLKKATHY inserts itself in the tradition of moody, psych and DIY influenced soul music coined by TV on the Radio's first EP, and takes it to an extreme level of introversion and self-absorption - qualities that almost fight with the nature of this genre. In their most popular single "Dem Bones" (streaming) Kate Faust sounds as if she was singing to herself, without an audience, mumbling about some skinny girl who's taller than her: "I can see why you don't want me, she's so skinny...". The melody is almost just a draft, but catchy nonetheless, and the minimal electronic arrangement perfectly complements her whispers. The duo has caught the attention of the talent scouts at Pianos, who booked them for a three week residency starting on December 30.

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