katie ellen is the latest project from Anika Pyle and Dan Frelly, formerly of the Brooklyn based pop punk group Chumped. Their debut LP - Cowgirl Blues - is ten songs of twangy, pop-forward indie punk cataloguing the search for personal freedom in the aftermath of loss and transition.
Cowgirl Blues showcases Pyle’s knack for punchy, melodic songwriting familiar to fans of her previous work while exploring subtle country underpinnings and more dynamic and intimate arrangements that nod to contemporaries like Waxahatchee, Alvvays, All Dogs and Pinegrove. Pyle notes 60s girl groups, Patsy Cline and Jenny Lewis as writing influences which bloom amidst she and Frelly’s longstanding dynamic, lead guitarist Anthony Tinnirella’s clean and classic guitar leads, groovy bass lines and Beach Boys-esque harmonies. Cowgirl Blues is out now on Lauren Records.