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Be­guil­ing, multi-faceted de­but from rad­i­cal queer fem­i­nist singer. Port­land song­writer Kather­ine Paul is some­times known as KP, and some­times as Black Belt Ea­gle Scout, but mostly she thinks of her­self as a rad­i­cal queer fem­i­nist. On her de­but al­bum, she draws to­gether the many threads of her iden­tity to cre­ate an al­bum that is one of 2018’ s gems. Grief, love and pol­i­tics are wrapped up in a Pa­cific North-West land­scape, so that while the al­bum opens with the throb of Soft Stud, a cou­ple of songs later you’ll find Mother Of My Chil­dren, a short piece that is as much sigh as song, and then later the fu­ri­ous re­verb and squalling feed­back open­ing of Just Lie Down set­tles into some­thing misty and melodic. LAURA BAR­TON Lis­ten To: Soft Stud | Mother Of My Chil­dren | Just Lie Down

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