Katie Ellen is the new band fronted by singer/guitarist Anika Pyle, formerly of Chumped. Rounded out by Anthony Tinnirella (guitar), Eric Sheppard (bass) and Dan Frelly (drums), their full-length debut album Cowgirl Blues features ten songs of twangy power pop with punchy melodies and Beach Boys-esque harmonies. "I wrote the record at the end of a formative creative project and an eleven-year relationship that lasted for much of my young adult life," Pyle said. "It represents, to me, the reimagining of identity and the search for personal truth, a process that can be harrowing if you discover that what you want defies people's expectations of your gender, your sexuality, and your future. For fans of All Dogs, Pinegrove, Alvvays and Jeff Rosenstock.