Sprung from the rainy lands that are most famous for producing grunge and a mighty expensive cup o' coffee, singer/songwriter Katie Davis has definitely got the self-deprecating thing down. Check: the opening lines of her debut EP (titled Terrible, Terrible no less) are "Let me tell you a stupid story about a stupid girl". Part early Alanis and part Postal Service with a mean acoustic streak, Davis makes a wonderful showing on her introductory album, albeit a short one. All the signs seem to be pointing Davis towards failure-ville: the title of her debut, her forlorn lyrics, right on down to the running length of Terrible, Terrible -- a prophetic 15 minutes. However, it doesn't seem like Davis would be much of a superstitious chick, so she really has nothing to worry about.

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