Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith Signs To Ghostly

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith signs with Ghostly International, tour with Caribou
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith

Since the release of her 2017 LP The Kid, American composer, artist, and producer Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith has focused her energy in several directions. In advance of new music, Smith begins 2020 with the announcement of her signing to Ghostly International and a tour supporting Caribou through the US and Europe.

She founded Touchtheplants, a multidisciplinary creative environment for projects including her modular synth work Tides: Music for Meditation and Yoga and the first volumes in her instrumental Electronic Series (Abstractions, 2018) and pocket-sized poetry books on the practice of listening within. She’s continued to explore the endless possibilities of electronic instruments as well as the shapes, movements, and expressions found in the physical body’s relationship to sound and color.

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith’s formative years were spent communing with nature on Orcas Island in the northwest region of Washington state, a place she describes as “one of the most magical and peaceful places I have ever been.” Though she wouldn’t begin experimenting with modular synthesis for years, her creative work is infused with and inspired by the vitality and serenity of Orcas.

Smith left to attend Berklee College of Music, where she studied composition and sound engineering, initially focusing on her voice before switching to classical guitar and piano. She employed the skills she refined in college in her indie-folk band Ever Isles, but a fateful encounter with a neighbor who lent her a Buchla 100 synthesizer had a profound effect on her. Starting with rhythmic patterns and melodic pulses, she began sculpting lush and exciting worlds of sound.

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith + Caribou
Live Dates

3-16 CA HAMILTON The Studio
3-17 CA TORONTO Danforth
3-20 US CHICAGO Riviera
3-21 US DETROIT Saint Andrews Hall
3-22 CA OTTAWA Bronson Centre
3-23 CA MONTREAL M Telus
3-24 US BOSTON House of Blues
3-25 US PHILADELPHIA Union Transfer
3-26 US WASHINGTON 9:30 Club
3-27 US BROOKLYN Brooklyn Steel
3-30 UK Brighton The Dome
04-01 UK Liverpool Invisible Wind Factory
04-02 UK Leeds Stylus Academy
04-03 UK Manchester Victoria Warehouse
04-04 UK Glasgow Barrowland
04-05 UK Birmingham 02 Academy
04-06 UK Bristol 02 Academy
04-07 UK London Brixton 02 Academy
04-21 DE Hamburg Grosse Freiheit
04-22 DE Leipzig Werk 2
04-23 CZ Prague Forum Karlin
04-24 AT Vienna Gasometer
04-25 DE Munich Muffathalle
04-26 CH Zurich Kaufleuten
04-28 DE Köln Ewerk
04-29 NL Utrecht Tivoli Ronda
04-30 BE Brussels Nuits Botanique / Chapiteau – Botanique
07-11 IRL Dublin Iveagh Gardens
08-15 DE Berlin Zitadelle / Caribou and Friends