Key Losers is a band based in Portland, Oregon, whose songwriter, singer, guitarist, and only constant member is Katy Davidson. Davidson once led the band Dear Nora, which disbanded in 2008. California Lite is Key Losers’ first official full-length album, though Key Losers did release a 9-song “mini-album” called Adjust on States Rights Records in early 2010. Key Losers is a band that may be characterized by its concept-driven lyrics and melody-driven music.
Davidson recruited an all-star band to perform as Key Losers for this album. This band should be referred to as “Key Losers Black Crow Session Band” (in alphabetical order): Karl Blau (K Records) – saxophone / Greg Campanile (Total Noise) – percussion / Andrew Dorsett (LAKE / K Records) – bass and vocals / Tom Filardo (Total Noise) – lead guitar and vocals / Nick Krgovich (No Kids / Tomlab) – keyboards and vocals / Eli Moore (LAKE / K Records) – vocals / Davidson played rhythm guitar and sang lead vocals. Phil Elverum (Mount Eerie) engineered this album in Anacortes, Washington, during late 2010 and early 2011 on all analog equipment, almost completely live, with only minimal overdubbing.
Cover art by American painter and internet-radio personality Jake Longstreth.
12 songs / 38:21
(released as ELV023, May 24th, 2011)