Elizabeth & the Catapult's Release New Single, 'Shoelaces'
Elizabeth & the Catapult's new track "Shoelaces" is available now via iTunes at http://bit.ly/19T8xgz and Spotify at http://bit.ly/1lzw7kW. The song is from the band's upcoming album Like It Never Happened, out January 21 on Scratchback Records with marketing and distribution provided by Thirty Tigers/RED.
Nylon recently premiered the album's title track calling the song "an irresistible pop gem." To celebrate the album's release, the band will play several East Coast shows this month including stops in Philadelphia and Boston; please see complete dates below. Elizabeth recently spoke with Interview about the new album at http://bit.ly/1i9pfLP.
Like It Never Happened is the product 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."