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Things Look Different When the Sun Goes Down

by Kate Mann

Kate Mann's unique brand of moody Americana takes you on a southwestern journey of the nighttime with snapshots of love lost and dangerous encounters.
Genre: Rock: Americana
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Things Look Different When the Sun Goes Down
3:19 $0.99
2. Robert Johnson Knew
3:15 $0.99
3. Here Again
4:24 $0.99
4. Needles and Pins
3:07 $0.99
5. Funny Thing
3:47 $0.99
6. Loki's Lullaby
3:28 $0.99
7. Bird in My House
3:24 $0.99
8. La Llorona
2:34 $0.99
9. In a Movie
4:57 $0.99
10. Drag the River
3:06 $0.99
11. You Can Have My Heart
3:28 $0.99
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Album Notes
Kate Mann’s songs take you on a southwestern journey of the nighttime world with snapshots of love lost and dangerous encounters. Kate grew up at the foot of the Sandia mountains in New Mexico, and the texture of the desert subtly sculpts her music. A deeply resonant, unique vocal quality, atypical chord progressions, and compelling and intelligent lyrics combine to conjure comparisons as varied as PJ Harvey, Lucinda Williams, Tom Waits, and Nick Cave.

A former high school teacher, Kate had an awakening of sorts in 2005 and dedicated herself to music full time. She traded in her car for a van, fixed up her mother’s old 1963 Gibson acoustic, and started touring the Western United States. Her unique brand of moody Americana has been cultivating a loyal local fan base, and she is continuing the trend regionally. Her song “Cowboys are my Weakness” was recently selected as a finalist in the Americana category of the Independent Music Awards, and she received some national airplay for selections off her most recent album. Kate has also been winning fans in Europe, where her first album has gotten airplay and positive reviews.

“Things Look Different When the Sun Goes down,” Kate’s third album, was recorded at 8-Ball Studio in Portland and coproduced by Kate and studio owner Rob Stroup. The album, distributed by Burnside Distribution, takes the songwriter into new territory. Each song features Kate’s dusky vocals and acoustic guitar as the centerpieces, and she is joined by a variety of other instruments on some of the tracks including cello, fiddle, harmonica, and accordion.



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Simon McCormack - Albuquerque Alibi

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Kate Mann Things Look Different When the Sun Goes Down (Self-released)
It’s been a while since Portland-based desert gypsy rocker Kate Mann called New Mexico home, but the Land of Enchantment still swims in her blood. Her latest release remains intimate even as it fills to the brim with acoustic and electric guitar, fiddle, cello, accordion, piano, saw and harmonica. Mann’s sleepy-eyed acoustic ballads sit at one end of the bar, while cello-heavy movers and shakers beg for another shot at the other. Things Look Different is an album that gets its point across with forceful grace

Barbara Mitchell - Portland Tribune

“Kate Mann’s third solo album is full of the kind of rich, graceful folk that spreads warmth through your body like a big mug of hot chocolate on a chilly winter day. Mann's voice has a depth and soul that instantly grabs your attention, and it works especially well on slightly ominous numbers.
Haunting and memorable, it's also irresistible.”

Ryan J. Pardo - Portland Mercury

Up and Coming
“Kate Mann's voice struts out of your speakers like a Southern belle dancing in the alleyways of a Nashville ghetto; her sway and cadence sashays over a decidedly Red-Stated influence, making songs like "Robert Johnson Knew" hot, even in the cold Northwest. Mann's new album, Things Look Different When the Sun Goes Down, splashes Pollock speckles of torn struggles, never musically relenting on the hunch that most days have their fair share of speed bumps. The songs do manage to remain hopeful, however, thanks to the power of Mann's poetic verses and the mystical bliss of deep cello on songs like "Needles and Pins," or with accordion on the Spanish-sung "La Llorona." So it seems the sun also rises on Kate Mann's horizon; thankfully we're there to see it.”

E Christina Herr, Singer/Songwriter

Things Look Different When the Sun Goes Down
The amazing follow up to Kate's 'Devils Rope', one of my all time favorite records. Kate writes intoxicatingly catchy melodies with wordplay that twists and turns and doubles back with more depth at every listening. A nighttime world seen through the womanly dark eyes of a mysterious, lovely, sharp shooter of a gal.