Ah, Natalie Tate — the Denver artist who has a voice capable of calming the most batshit-crazy of loons. She describes herself as merging "the roots sensibilities of her Colorado home with the planes of a more ethereal land," and that's pretty accurate. Seamlessly blending traditional singer-songwriter fare with trip-hop/trance, Tate is like Dido with integrity. Back in February, Tate played a jaw-dropping set for the Open Media Foundation during the organization's Open Music Session, which you can watch below. Check out "You Are What You Can't."
Listen to more of Tate's music library and download and remix with the stems of the band's Open Music Session songs below.
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Next up was "Calling," which Tate introduced as being about "frustration with long-distance calling — the sadness and frustration of not feeling close." Tate's band features Jeff Porter on percussion and Kevin Larkin on synths.
About Open Music Sessions: Every month, Westword joins Open Media Foundation and Greater Than Collective to bring you Open Music Sessions: A video series aimed at introducing people to bands and providing context for their music. Every First Friday, we bring a band to the Open Media Foundation studio at Seventh and Kalamath and record a live performance. In addition to broadcasting the show live on the Denver Open Media TV stations (Comcast channels 56, 57 and 219), we edit the clips for certain songs, which you can find at westword.com. You'll also find additional information about the band and the recordings of individual instruments on select songs, which you are welcome to download in order to create remixes or simply to learn more about the way the music is constructed.