KATJONBAND: Self-titled: CD

Katjonband is a collaboration between Kat from the Ex, and Jon Langford from the Mekons. Those familiar with both bands know this is something that deserves to be checked out. There are obviously traces of both bands in here, but, overall, these two have created something of their own. The songs have a stripped-down quality about them. At the same time, there are a few things going on to make it more than something straightforward. A piano comes in and out in the songs, the drums shuffle and bounce, and the guitar is serene and clean, then noisy and jagged other times. Moods range from dark to light, and somewhere in the middle. I can’t get these songs out of my head.

 –M.Avrg (Carrot Top)