Katie Von Schleicher – Shitty Hits (album review)

by Woody on August 3, 2017

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Photo by Nick Jost

It took me a while to come around on Katie Von Schleicher’s debut. It isn’t an album that jumps up and demands you take notice. It takes a few listens to notice some of the nuance of Von Schleicher’s writing and production. While her music has hints of Angel Olsen and Sharon Van Etten, the production reminds me of the debut by The Love Language.

Like Stuart McLamb, Von Schleicher takes some good songs and makes them better. Whether it be distorted drums, squalls of feedback or a layer of fuzz, Von Schleicher transforms her pop into something special. Overall, the theme of the album is of uncertainty – feeling as if you are inadequate. Some of my favorites include Paranoia, Lie’s A Lie and Going Down.

Give this a few spins and really enjoy the effort put in to transform this vintage pop into something special.

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