Katie Schecter
Katie Schecter’s music exists in a space all its own. The Nashville-based and New York City-bred songwriter, singer, and occasional model does not belong to any one genre, style, or sound. A modern spin on a vintage aesthetic, Schecter dropped her newest full-length record of what she‘s dubbed “Old-Soul-New-Sound” in 2020. Schecter has spent the past decade steadily building her career as a musician with acclaimed work featured in Vanity Fair, Vogue, Coveteur, Refinery 29, The New York Times, and more, while also gaining notice from modeling in worldwide campaigns for Madewell and Banana Republic. Leaving her mark on multiple recordings as a background vocalist (credits include Cage The Elephant and Rayland Baxter), a self-titled 2017 EP—with its no-frills garage rock balanced with a deep-rooted sense of ’60s psychedelic power pop—put her on the map as a solo artist. The single “Wet Cold Chain” with accompanying video by visual artist Sarah Buckley encapsulated Schecter’s knack for poppy songwriting, groove-laden musicianship, and killer-purr delivery. However, it was not until Schecter, along with her fiancé and creative partner Nick Bockrath of Cage The Elephant, joined forces with the British producer and engineer Ben Baptie that she began to fully capture her idealized sound. Her new album features Amy Winehouse’s legendary rhythm section, Homer Steinweiss (Mark Ronson, Sharon Jones & The Dap-kings) and Nick Movshon (Lana Del Ray, Bruno Mars), a heavy combination that informs the record’s soulful core temperature. Recorded in New York City at The Diamond Mine (The Arcs, Lady Gaga, Adele), the LP shines with a dutiful sense of where Schecter has been while signaling to the new heights she is set to scale. Touring steadily and supporting acts like Morning Teleportation, Rayland Baxter and Logan Ledger, Schecter has played notable stages including the city of Nashville’s 4th of July Celebration on Broadway, the 2019 NFL Draft, SXSW, Bonnaroo, the Jameson Music Program tour (with Shanon Shaw, Robert Ellis), and was featured alongside Cage The Elephant and more at “Hi How Are You Day 2020” in Austin honoring Daniel Johnston.

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