MP3 Katy Mae - The Lightning And The Sun
Counting Crows by way of the Replacements, with a nod to early REM and Tom Petty.
6 MP3 Songs
ROCK: Americana, ROCK: Roots Rock
The 6 song EP, The Lightning and the Sun, recorded at Tarquin Studios by Peter Katis (Interpol, Guster, and The Get Up Kids), showcases the solid and diverse songwriting skills of a band obviously in love with the art and tradition of American Rock and Roll. From the subtle melancholy of "Six Ways Down" to the full on rave up of "Safe and Sound", there is an intangible sense of purpose and the unlimited possibilities of a great band in the beginning stages of flight.
Birthed from two-thirds (Phil and Mark) of the dust of the now defunct band Stanley with a bass player who honed his picking skills in the hills of San Francisco, Katy Mae is like Reckoning-era R.E.M. with a dash of Social Distortion rock-a-billy, mixed with some Husker Du, Drive By Truckers and Wilco. Which makes it quite original when you think about it, and you will.
Katy Mae, living up to their claim "New American Traditionalists."