Born and bred in NYC, Elizabeth Ziman
once used a running clothes dryer as a metronome (granted she was a little younger). Nowadays her quirk is channeled into her band, Elizabeth And The Catapult
, as the trio of Berklee grads live in Brooklyn and make happy pop-rock. Recently the band visited the popular Daytrotter sessions and made some cool recordings. We picked our favorite and we're passing the sunshine along.
The Catapult consists of Ziman, drummer Dan Molad, and guitarist Pete Lalish. They recently released their debut record, Taller Children
, which was recorded in Omaha in the studio of Mike Mogis
(Bright Eyes, MOF). Some of the songs are from their self-titled EP. Made in 2006 in Molad's home studio in Brooklyn, the EP received praise from Billboard, who highlighted the band as a Featured Underground Artist for October 2006. We'll see where a new album takes them in a new decade with (presumably) a new metronome that doesn't have a lint filter.-joe puglisi
MP3: Elizabeth & The Catapult - "Race You" (Daytrotter Session)
Elizabeth & The Catapult on Myspace