At a West Philly gig earlier this spring, I watched local indie rock band Major Pursuit cover the Dixie Chicks immortal “Goodbye Earl,” an anthem about abuse, revenge and sisterhood. “If somebody hits you,” the band reasoned, “murder them.”
This is pretty much the aesthetic of the latest batch of songs singer-songwriter Katie Frank has cooked up over the past year. After debuting in 2012 with Covered Bridge Road and really stepping into the spotlight on 2014’s Counting Your Curses, the Elizabethtown native returned this spring with a revved up string of rocked up, honky tonk and blues inspired single about betrayal, scorn, emotional neglect and — in the case of “Through Your Window” — a search for a way out, pistol in hand.
Frank’s new set of songs collect hard-earned lessons in love, and they will find their way into the world via All You’ll Get From Greed, the full-length she plans on releasing this fall. In the meantime, Frank and her band — Kevin Killen on lead guitar, Rory Geoghegan on rhythm guitar, Noah Skaroff on bass, Josh Steingard on drums — give us a taste of the record in this week’s Key Studio Session. Watch videos of “Long Face” and “Through Your Window” below, stream the whole set and grab a download via Soundcloud. Katie Frank plays the Eagleview Concert Series on August 8th; more information can be found here.
“Through Your Window”
Katie Frank, The Key Studio Sessions