Elizabeth & the Catapult Set for November Residency at Rockwood Music Hall
Elizabeth & the Catapult will kick off her November residency at Rockwood Music Hall on Monday, November 11 playing shows on Novewmber 16, 18 and 25 at the venue. The band will be performing tracks from their new album Like It Never Happened which is due out on January 21 on Scratchback Records in conjunction with Thirty Tigers.
"Ms. Ziman's voice is full and flexible enough to sound casual and talky in one song, near-operatic in another. Her piano playing, reflecting classical studies, can be virtuosic...at her best, Ms. Ziman brings her own core of craft and insight to the mainstream. She tucks musicianly treats into her songs: meter shifts, unexpected chord progressions and structures that break free of verse-chorus-bridge, all crisply executed by her band." -The New York Times
Like It Never Happened, the new album from Elizabeth & the Catapult, is set to be released January 21 on Scratchback Records with marketing and distribution provided by Thirty Tigers/RED. Nylon premiered the title track calling the song "an irresistible pop gem." View at Nylon HERE and share via Soundcloud HERE. In advance of the release, the band will play several hometown dates in New York City inlcuding a residency at Rockwood Music Hall in November.
Like It Never Happened is the result of Elizabeth & The Catapult's namesake Elizabeth Ziman's creative labors over the past year and a half. After a split with Verve Records, Ziman took to busking in the subways of her beloved New York to teach herself to play guitar. Long a piano-centric performer and songwriter, the guitar revitalized Ziman and led to an outpouring of new songs. Ziman originally intended to record the new material with musical idol Richard Swift, but her focus shifted as former bandmate Dan Molad (Lucius, Here We Go Magic) stepped in. Like It Never Happened was co-produced by Molad and Peter Lalish (Lucius). Ziman's record with Swift is slated for release later in 2014.
As Elizabeth & the Catapult, Ziman has released two full-length albums and a self-produced, -recorded and -released EP. 2009's Taller Children was produced by Mike Mogis (Bright Eyes) and featured collaborations with Tilly and the Wall. Tracks from the album soundtracked commercials for Google, Amazon and Sky TV. The band's second full-length was The Other Side of Zero, produced by Tony Berg (Aimee Mann) and featuring Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings. The Other Side of Zero, which drew interest from Anne Hathaway who used the album's track "Thank You For Nothing" as inspiration for her hair cutting scene in Les Miserables. Hathaway later cast Elizabeth as a street musician in an upcoming film about New York Musicians. The New York Times has said "There are many glimpses of [Leonard] Cohen in the group's baleful guitar sweeps and the singer Elizabeth Ziman's mewled devastation; at her best, she also sounds as delicately resolute as the bird on the wire" while Rolling Stone said her music is full of "fresh confidence against punchy drums and jazzy guitar riffs" and "jazzy chamber-pop sound."
Since The Other Side of Zero, Elizabeth & the Catapult has reformed as Ziman's singular endeavor while working with a band for performances. The last few years have found her touring with Sara Bareilles, Greg Laswell, Lenka and Kishi Bashi as well as singing backgrounds for The Shins and The Waterboys and playing drums in Kishi Bashi's band.
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ELIZABETH AND THE CATAPULT TOUR DATES
November 11 /// New York, NY /// Rockwood Music Hall 3
November 16 /// New York, NY /// Rockwood Music Hall 2
November 18 /// New York, NY /// Rockwood Music Hall 3
November 25 /// New York, NY /// Rockwood Music Hall 4