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INDIE POP | Katie Von Schleicher 

With an honest, commanding voice that encroaches into just about every crevice of her latest record, "Shitty Hits," Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Katie Von Schleicher has staked her claim as one of the most exciting solo acts currently going. Songs like "The Image," "Midsummer," and "Life's a Lie" are magnificent compositions that call to mind the expert chamber pop of Camera Obscura but with Fiona Apple's haunting persistence. Perhaps "Shitty Hits" is a confusing title to grasp upon completing the record (which is excellent), but the name actually fits: these songs are bona fide hits, but slightly askew and warped, and ultimately better for it.

Katie Von Schleicher will play with Juicy Connotation and The Sugargliders on Wednesday, December 13, at the Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Avenue. 9 p.m. $9.;


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