"Singer-songwriter Courtney Krause brought her ethereal sound and heartfelts songs to Studio One Underground in November. Backed by an all-star band of Des Moines musicians, and performing before an enthusiastic crowd at the Des Moines Social Club, we were treated to two amazing sets of songs from both of Courtney's albums. "
Click on the photo to visit Iowa Public Radio and listen to both sets of music.
The sophomore album 'Tie Your Tongue, Bite Your Lip' and is an expression of the battle between heart, mind, and words. The song and album are filled with tongue twisters, alliterations, and complicated ideas told through simpler writings and rhymes. Whereas the last album, 'Thoughts and Sound', represented an internal dialog of analytically sympathetic minds, this new project represents the verbal manifestations of thought through expressions of truthful conversation and the courage we seek to speak those words.
Debut album from English: There's Nothing New Under the Sun.
Knee-deep in the heartland, a mix of Americana, Motown, Country Western, Pop, and Rock. Available on iTunes, CD Baby, Amazon, and Spotify.
"...songs where the Circuit and TKD are joined by guitarist Aaron Mahoney are among the disc's best. ...shows off TTaaS's all-important ability to create a sultry mood. The epic "Getting There"'s steady drum 'n' bass beat provides a solid floor for atmospheric eddies of guitar, meshing surprisingly well with more organic elements such as chimes and TKD's birdlike saxophone." Splendid Magazine 2005.
"Soundscapes lead to breakbeats before flying off into acid-jazz undertakings. Sometimes simplistic and downtempo, occasionally motivating and agitating. Two Turntables and a Saxophone (6 out of 10)" Maximum Ink Music Magazine 2005