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Mean Lady‘s latest offering, “Far Away”, is the kind of song you play when you need a few minutes on a tropical island. Not forgetting the flight there, it gives you a solid minute of dreamy, waltzing keys to sit and gaze at the clouds from a small window. Then it lets you arrive, plunging into a gentle but infectious beat. The water here is the perfect temperature.
With its lush production, this song is difficult to listen to without moving. Katie Dill’s calm, confident vocals, reminiscent of Lauryn Hill, beckon you to smile coyly, looking everyone right in the eye, as she must surely be doing as she sings to you. Revealing her deepest fantasies, she remains plain-spoken and unashamed. The girlish content of her lyrics belies the fearlessness of her delivery. “Far Away” achieves the rare feat of striking a perfect balance between subtlety and magnetism.
Love Now, Mean Lady’s debut on Fat Possum, comes out July 23rd. Buy it and fall in love.
“Down So Low” is a freshly stripped-down cut from Mean Lady‘s Katie Dill. The single, which stands as part of a 2-track release called Dark Matter, sounds like a well disguised hidden track on the tail end of a much longer extended-length. It weaves in and out of uncharted static, echoes as though it was recorded fifty years ago, and cracks as though one more listen will permanently break it. The song ends with the quiet whisper of waves crashing against an unidentified shore.
via Katie Dill:
My new song “Down So Low” is really special to me, and I’m not sure why. I write a lot of songs, but then every now and then I have a favorite. It has a melody that I can’t get enough of; I think it’s a compilation of melodies I’ve been playing on piano for a long while. I wrote the lyrics with the mindset that I wanted to sing the melody for a long enough time to be satisfied every time I sing it. I kind of want to live inside this song, LOL. I like the lyrics because it’s not another dopey love song, like a lot of mine – It’s more like the love story between light and dark matter. Like a physics lesson or something. The universal truth of Yin and Yang, with imagery I love, like nature, and baby deer, and evil kings. The thesis statement would be: “there will never be a reason not to sing my song; I’ve sung it all along.” This reminds me of eternity, but it’s my own personal eternity, and it’s victorious.
Katie has releases dating all the way back to December 2006, snag each of them here.
The Delaware-based producer Sends recently caught my attention with this knock out remix of Mean Lady‘s 2012 breakthrough single, “Bop Bop”. Sends does an excellent job of transporting Katie Dill’s strikingly heartfelt vocal runs into an almost tropical-like world of neo-reggae vibes.
Now I’m starting to feel like I’m on my own…
Mean Lady first grabbed our attention with their Kid Friendly EP. Katie Dill’s amazing voice, full of raw power and broad range, immediately entrances you. But that was over two years ago, and we’ve only sporadically heard from then since then. Which is why it was so exciting to see them present to the world a new track.
Fat Possum Records will be releasing a 7″ in November, and what we get to hear is the A side, “Bop Bop”. An immediate sound, grabbing you and taking you deeper and deeper into their experimental tendencies. Enjoy below and pre-order the 7″ here.
In about two weeks time, we’ll be with you New York.
On October 16th PORTALS will make its grand CMJ entrance. That afternoon at Pianos NYC, we hope you’ll join us in celebrating some of our most beloved artists. The day will begin with StaG, continue through the sun-setting hours with Yung Life, Tjutjuna, Blue Hawaii, It Is Rain In My Face., TOPS, and into the beginning of the CMJ New York City night with Slow Magic, Mean Lady, Young Magic, Levek, and the debut collaborative performance of Ryan Hemsworth & Deniro Farrar.
PORTALS Showcase #1 : Oct. 16th, 2012 : 12:30 PM – 7:00 PM : Pianos, 158 Ludlow Street
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But our celebration with CMJ won’t be through just then.
With time in between for recuperation, we’ll continue into the night of October 17th with a visual and audible spectacle to make memories of. PORTALS and Stadiums & Shrines will co-present a night of musical hypnosis at La Sala in Brooklyn. Foxes in Fiction, M. Sage, Headaches, Cemeteries, and Native Eloquence will play the stage, while Nathaniel Whitcomb and Left Arm Single dress it up with atmosphere.
PORTALS Showcase #2 : Oct. 17th, 2012 : 8:00 PM – 1:00 AM : La Sala, 58 N 3rd Brooklyn, NY.
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And lastly, check out these samplers we’ve created as a preview to our events:
Have a question about either showcase? Email us at email@example.com
See you soon.