August 21, 2009

Elizabeth and the Catapult: Taller Children

Elizabeth & The Catapult - Taller Children
photo: Peter M. Van Hattem

Elizabeth and the Catapult are a trio from Brooklyn. Fronted by singer-songwriter Elizabeth Abby Ziman, the band offers a selection of jazzy pop tunes that will go down with the cognoscenti that hang out in the small venues and cafe's, sharing a love for lyrics that tell stories about soul searching. Guitarist Pete Lalish and drummer Danny Molad hold back most of the time, not getting in the way of the vocals and the lush string arrangements.

Elisabeth Ziman is fighting her demons with a smile, overcoming Apathy, and sitting Right Next To You when she sings. Hit The Wall is cheerful song about having 500 reasons to be depressed, but soldiering on against all odds. The sole cover, the Leonard Cohen song Everybody Knows starts as a surprisingly percussive interpretation before going into in all-out strings pop song. The trio keep the Greenwich Village music spirit alive, finding a middle way between Joni Mitchell and Suzanne Vega.

Elizabeth and the Catapult: Taller Children

Taller Children is released on Verve Forecast Records.

  1. Momma's Boy
  2. Taller Children
  3. Rainiest Day Of Summer
  4. Race You
  5. Apathy
  6. The Hang Up
  7. Hit The Wall
  8. Right Next To You
  9. Everybody Knows
  10. Complimentary Me
  11. Golden Ink
  12. Just In Time
Live dates:
  • 09/03 Music Hall Of Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY
  • 09/24 T.T. The Bear's Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • 09/25 Hudson Valley Community College Troy, NY
  • 09/26 Iron Horse Northampton, Massachusetts
  • 10/01 Nightcat Easton, MD
  • 10/02 Tin Angel Philadelphia, PA
  • 10/03 The Red And The Black Washington, DC
  • 10/08 Thunderbird Cafe Pittsburgh, PA
  • 10/15 Eddie's Attic Decatur, GA
  • 10/20 The Evening Muse Charlotte, NC
  • 10/22 The Barns At Wolf Trap Vienna, VA
  • 11/12 The Barn Clinton, NY


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