Amoeba San Francisco - April 9th @ 6:00pm
After the critical and commercial success of her 2011 album The Waking Sleep and its subsequent packed-out tours, Katie Herzig releases her new album Walk Through Walls on April 8th. Join us for an acoustic performance and album signing at Amoeba SF! Also catch her later that night at the Independent.
A celebratory, love-struck album of sublime dream pop, Walk Through Walls was born at a time of profound sadness. In 2011, on the day Herzig was scheduled to launch The Waking Sleep tour, her mother Cheryl passed away after several years battling cancer. For the nine months that followed, Katie toured the world in what she calls "a difficult, emotional blur." Then after playing a set at Bonnaroo, Katie found herself standing in the middle of 50,000 people watching Radiohead play their show. ''I was so inspired and so scared, because I suddenly had that old, familiar feeling that I just had to go home and create. But I hadn't written a song since my mom passed away, and I was terrified.'' The result is Walk Through Walls, a collection of 12 songs recorded with co-producer Cason Cooley at their studios in Nashville, TN and mixed by Justin Gerrish (Vampire Weekend) at Blackbird Studios in Nashville.
Herzig has spent years playing festivals such as Bonnaroo and Summerfest and touring as a headliner and as support for Brandi Carlile, Sara Bareilles, Ingrid Michaelson, The Fray, and as a member of 10 out of Tenn. She has had her music licensed for innumerable film, TV, and commercial uses, including over 10 songs for Grey’s Anatomy. Most recently, her song “Lost and Found” was featured in the trailer for Disney's Saving Mr. Banks and in a commercial for Carnival Cruises.
Herzig can be heard on RAC's new EP with their song collaboration "We Belong," featured on KCRW. Herzig also co-produced songs on Ingrid Michaelson's forthcoming 2014 Lights Out album, including her first single “Girls Chase Boys.”
To put Herzig in any sort of box is for it to be broken as she continues to outdo herself with each new release.