Katie Von Schleicher announces her self-produced and co-engineered debut full-length album, Shitty Hits, due July 28th via Ba Da Bing Records in the US and Full Time Hobby in the UK/EU. Today she also shares the Matt Strickland-directed video for lead single, “Paranoia.”
Katie Von Schleicher’s previous release, Bleaksploitation was an accident, years in the making. While interning at Ba Da Bing Records, owner Ben Goldberg offered that she make a cassette for the label to release. It could be anything, demos or a live performance, but she took it a bit more seriously than Goldberg intended. The result was her first self-produced and engineered effort, a strange, hazy, pop-laden tape. Doing her own press under a pseudonym and referring to it as an “album,” Von Schleicher garnered enough attention for Bleaksploitation to see it released on vinyl in Spring 2016.
On her debut full-length, Von Schleicher strikes again on the magic that comes from her warped and uncompromising sound. Shitty Hits channels the bright, sunny radio burners of the 1970’s, songs you drive to, carefree, and songs you can cry to.
Katie Von Schleicher Tour Dates:
Sat. May 20 – Paris, FR @ L’Olympic Café*
Mon. May 22 – London, UK @ Omeara*
Tue. May 23 – Bristol, UK @ Thekla*
Wed. May 24 – Manchester, UK @ The Ruby Lounge*
Thu. May 25 – Glasgow, UK @ Broadcast*
Sun. May 28 – Amsterdam, NL @ Schellingwouderkerk*
Mon. May 29 – Hamburg, DE @ Nochtwache*
Tue. May 30 – Berlin, DE @ Auster Club*
* w/ Aldous Harding
Photo by Bao Ngo