Kelly Lee Owens

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Marketing Highlights

  • LP has bonus CD insert included
  • NPR First Listen album stream out now
  • Music video for “Anxi.” directed by Kim Hiorthøy is out now. Supported on Stereogum, Under The Radar, Klabut and more to come!
  • Pitchfork confirmed album review
  • Entertainment Weekly will feature album in “Must List”
  • The Sunday Times’ culture section (print) featured Kelly Lee Owens as their “Breaking Act”
  • Feature in W Magazine out now
  • Lead electronic review in MOJO Magazine this month, awesome write up
  • Line of Best Fit gave the album an 8/10 review and is currently ‘Album of the Week’.
  • Loud and Quiet gave the album a solid 8/10 review
  • Great review from UNCUT
  • Newly confirmed in print album reviews in The Wire, MOJO, Mixmag, DJ Mag, CRACK, CLASH, Uncut, London In Stereo, SPEX and more.
  • Newly confirmed in print interview features in Loud & Quiet, Mixmag, Glamcult, and WRPD Magazine. Many more to come
  • London In Stereo interview feature confirmed for print magazine
  • Entertainment Weekly included Kelly Lee Owens in their “Breaking Big: 7 new artists to hear now” feature
  • The FADER featured “Anxi.”w/ writeup in “12 Songs You NeeD in Your Life This Week” column
  • Confirmed feature for Interview Magazine’s April print issue
  • Pitchfork Rising feature out now
  • Pitchfork reviewed “Anxi.” ft. Jenny Hval in their Tracks section
  • Album announcement w/ “Anxi.” ft. Jenny Hval supported by Pitchfork, Resident Advisor, Stereogum, THUMP, FACT, Consequence Of Sound, Gorilla Vs. Bear, The Line Of Best Fit, and many more!
  • Hype Machine included “Anxi.” ft. Jenny Hval in their Stack Newsletters #124
  • Pitchfork included Kelly in their newsletter’s “Five New and Promising Artists You Need to Know” piece

Bio

Even in the increasingly crowded field of electronic music, Kelly Lee Owens’ debut album arrives as a wonderful surprise. An album that bridges the gaps between cavernous techno, spectral pop, and krautrock’s mechanical pulse, ‘Kelly Lee Owens’ brims with exploratory wonder, establishing a personal aesthetic that is as beguiling as it is thrillingly familiar.

Before starting work on the self-produced album, Owens, a 28-year old Londoner, turned her keen ear towards dance music after working in a record store with techno producer Daniel Avery. You’ll most likely have heard her voice and contributions on Avery’s spectacular 2013 debut ‘Drone Logic,’ lending her talents to its title track and “Knowing We’ll Be Here.” Avery shows up on S/T as well with a co-write credit on the ghostly “Keep Walking,” a track from the ‘Drone Logic’ sessions that recalls the sine-wave pop of late Broadcast singer Trish Keenan.

Owens’ album follows her debut EP release on Smalltown Supersound, ‘Oleic,’ in which she flexed her considerable muscle as a dance producer with four luscious, deeply satisfying slices of big-room electronic music. Appearing on Oleic’ through Owens’ rework of her track “Kingsize,” avant-pop artist Jenny Hval also appears on S/T on the stunning “Anxi,” a track that shifts from drifting tones and distant vocals to warm squelches and tunnel-vision club beats. “It has been my most freeing and open collaboration so far, and my first time working with a female”, Owens says of working with Hval. “It was a very powerful experience for me, I felt she brought something strange and quite beautiful.”

S/T is first and foremost Owens’ vision, a record that exudes a startling level of intimacy even in its largest-sounding moments – such as “Arthur,” a percolating mixture of looped vocals and rustling rhythms that rides on a perpetual near-crescendo. The song is a tribute to the late iconoclastic musician and kindred spirit Arthur Russell: “He wrote music and stayed true to his vision up until the day he died, ” Owens explains. “He didn’t compromise as an artist, and those are the kind of people I look up to – people who know what they want.” On S/T Owens translates that self-assertiveness into a record that explores a variety of moods – sadness, anxiety, darkly shaded ecstasy – with a trippy-eyed clarity and confidence that only bodes well for the future.

Tracklist

1. S.O
2. Arthur
3. Anxi. (feat. Jenny Hval)
4. Lucid
5. Evolution
6. Bird
7. Throwing Lines
8. CBM
9. Keep Walking
10. 8

For Fans Of

FKA Twigs, Holly Herndon, Kelela, Daniel Avery, Jessy Lanza, Jenny Hval

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London, UK

Album Details

Artist

Kelly Lee Owens

Album Title

Kelly Lee Owens

Street Date

03/31/2017

Order Due Date

03/02/2017

Genre

Electronic

Label

Smalltown Supersound

Parent Label

House Arrest

Configuration

CD Longplay

Price Code

CD16

UPC

5053760027683

Box Lot

30

Catalog #

STS293CD

Album Details

Artist

Kelly Lee Owens

Album Title

Kelly Lee Owens

Street Date

03/24/2017

Order Due Date

02/24/2017

Genre

Electronic

Label

Smalltown Supersound

Parent Label

House Arrest

Configuration

Vinyl Longplay 33 1/3

Price Code

LP20

UPC

5053760027690

Box Lot

25

Catalog #

STS293

Album Details

Artist

Kelly Lee Owens

Album Title

Kelly Lee Owens

Preorder Date

01/18/2017

Street Date

03/24/2017

Genre

Electronic

Label

Smalltown Supersound

Parent Label

House Arrest

Configuration

Digital Audio Longplay

UPC

886446317410

Tour Dates

Bandsintown