...Featured in various television shows, including Private Practice, Pretty Little Liars, Switched at Birth, Vampire Diaries, One Tree Hill, 90210, Home and Away, and Rookie Blue, as well as on such films as Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best, Craigslist Joe, Never and others. In addition, Costello is a contributing songwriter on many other artists’ projects. Her music has also been featured in such prominent publications as Vogue, Teen Vogue, Marie Claire, BlackBook, Paste and Billboard...
-Robert Leggett, Indie Voice Blog - Future Women in Entertainment: Katie Costello, New World Advocate
Wolf in a Suit - New Indie Queens of Music
Katie Costello’s “Beautiful mystery” is the leading single from her latest release, “From the Vault” (a collection of tracks that were almost never heard) – isn’t [it] crazy that this song almost didn’t reach our thankful ears, it’s a beautiful pop track that feels like a marvelous ride to the unknown and to the yet to be discovered which to me sounds like a perfect afternoon track. -Wolf in a Suit - New Indie Queens of Music
The NU - KATIE COSTELLO IS A "BEAUTIFUL MYSTERY"
Katie Costello brings to life the inner rebel that we all have inside of us. She was born and raised in Southern California and quickly felt the suffocation of the “mundane” produced by living in suburbia. Ergo - in tune with her “rebel pop singer songwriter persona” - Costello moved to New York to pursue her dreams of a possibly flourishing and enlightened musical career at only the age of 17! ... Her music is a breath of fresh air and she is utterly true to herself in her lyrics. “Live young and free… This world can be a beautiful mystery,” reminds us all that life is fleeting and our curiosity should meet no bounds. -Isanna Biglands, The Nu - Katie Costello Is A "Beautiful Mystery"
INDIE VOICE BLOG - INDIE-POP PRINCESS KATIE COSTELLO REVEALS HER MYSTERY
Costello has once again given us music with substance in a world of plastic candy-coated crap that passes for popular music. Indie Voice Blog is proud to highly recommend From the Vault, as well as anything else Costello has ever written, for anyone looking for real music with a message. We can hardly wait for the release of her full length album, and will bring you all the details as soon as we can. -Robert Leggett, Indie Voice Blog - Indie-Pop Princess Katie Costello Reveals Her Mystery
Rosario Dawson Tweets about Katie Costello's "New World" song and video
More prescient then ever! ...Great song and vid! -Rosario Dawson, on Katie Costello's anthem "New World"
Live Arena - The mantra of the Dalai Lama in music
For the first time, the mantra of the Dalai Lama was set to music. This is Katie Costello, a young pop singer with the sweet voice, who made this music with Tenzin Gocha in honor of the fourteenth Dalai Lama, the representative of Tibetan Buddhism. All we can say is that it is very soothing and pleasant to listen to, whether you are Buddhist or not. If you seek inner peace, please listen to this music. -Mathilde, Live Arena - The mantra of the Dalai Lama in music
Indie Voice Blog - Katie Costello Voted "Best Pop/Rock Female Artist" by the LA Music Critic Awards
Through the previous five years of nominations, this has been the most successful and eagerly followed set yet. More than 2,000 fans viewed the nominations and almost 400 of them took the time to vote for their fan favorite or post comments on behalf of their favorite artists. Their feedback was instrumental in helping us choose this year’s winners. -Indie Voice Blog, Katie Costello Voted "Best Pop/Rock Female Artist" by the LA Music Critic Awards
Indie Voice Blog - Future Women in Entertainment: Katie Costello, New World Advocate
We wanted to start off 2016 with a future Women in Entertainment feature on a young artist who has already achieved much in her career, Katie Costello, singer, songwriter, label maker and new world advocate... Her artistry has continued to evolve with every new release, while always staying true to her mantra: classic songwriting, authentic musicality featuring piano and guitar, raw emotion, and honest lyrics. -Robert Leggett, Indie Voice Blog - Future Women in Entertainment: Katie Costello, New World Advocate
Indie Voice Blog - Katie Costello is a true Rebel Singer-Songwriter
After what seems like an eternity, Costello has returned with a new EP that is easily one of the best of 2015. Her new five-track EP, Rebel Pop Singer Songwriter, has been released on a limited basis, but belongs in the hands of every serious music lover... every song delivers its message in a way that few other artists have mastered – from the heart of the writer directly to the heart of the listener. -Robert Leggett, Indie Voice Blog - Katie Costello is a true Rebel Singer-Songwriter
Filter Magazine - Video Premiere "I Will Surrender"
"A couple years ago, when FILTER tracked down the whereabouts of quirky singer/songwriter, Katie Costello, she was on the verge of dropping her EP, The City In Me. After releasing a full-length in 2011, and then another EP back in May— Follow Your Every Beat (Tiny Tiny Records)—the blue-eyed blondie is popping out yet another EP." -FILTER Magazine - Video Premiere "I Will Surrender"
Vogue.com - Artist Of The Week
"Her second album, Lamplight, is a quirky assortment of carefree summer pop, which, much like Costello herself, seems to make more sense when set against the backdrop of Brooklyn’s tree-lined streets, brownstones, and rustic coffee shops." -Freddie Champion, Vogue.com - Artist Of The Week
Interview Magazine - Discovery: Katie Costello
Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Katie Costello has a bone to pick with the other Costello. "Elvis Costello is definitely a fraud—it's totally a stage name," the pixie blonde singer joked, as we chatted one afternoon in early March. "I am the authentic Costello." -Interview Magazine - Discovery: Katie Costello
Skinnie Magazine - Music Feature
"Los Angeles native Katie Costello stands as a beacon of musical brilliance amidst a faltering and generally mediocre Pop music environment. It would be simple to compare her to someone that is well-known in hopes of trying to gear one's attention that might be acclimated toward a specific type of genre, or group, but that would be a massive disservice to Katie's quirky sensibilities and insanely talented songwriting abilities." -Alex Mendoza, Skinnie Magazine Music Feature: "Old Soul, Bright Future"
Paste Magazine - Best of What's Next: Katie Costello
"Katie Costello sings and plays the piano and guitar like your average singer-songwriter, but her talent is anything but average. The youthful Los Angeles native has only been making music for a few years and has already cultivated a unique take on an oft-stilted genre." -China Reevers, Paste Magazine - Best of What's Next: Katie Costello
Marie Claire - Music/Movies Radar
"You'll feel the emotional storm brewing in the first few notes of this ambling piano melody. Still, this sprightly pop number is an unexpected shaft of sunlight peeking through spring showers." -Scott Frampton, Marie Claire - Movies/Music Radar
Teen Vogue - Music Feature
"And with rich, melodic ballads about love, change, and finding yourself, there's little doubt that this 20-year-old's new set of songs will score her just as many accolades." -Teen Vogue - Music Feature March 2011
BlackBook - March 2011 Issue
"Ignore the sudden sensation of being thrown into an iPod commercial, because the feel-good, piano-heavy melodies on Katie Costello's sophomore album are instantly offset by quirky lyrics and rich, reverberating vocals." -BlackBook March 2011 Issue
Campus Circle - Review Of "Lamplight"
"She is dedicated to creating quality music... Songwriting is her therapy, and Lamplight is an album that communicates her very private emotions about loneliness in a strange city, her attempts at finding herself and her struggle with feeling inadequate." -Campus Circle Review of "Lamplight"
Blogcritics - Review Of "The City In Me" EP
"Much like her 2008 debut Kaleidoscope Machine, Costello’s songs are anchored by strong melodies. They meander unpredictably at times, always maintaining interest, but are grounded by her pop classicist instincts. With a vocal style that eschews showiness, her dry delivery matches the uncluttered, sparse arrangements of her songs. Never overproduced nor mired in trendy technology, this music could’ve been recorded decades ago... Loaded with more emotive vocals and her customarily thoughtful lyrics, the album will undoubtedly please existing fans while earning her many new ones." -Blogcritics - Review of "The City In Me" EP
BILLBOARD.COM - KATIE COSTELLO KEYS UP WEEZER
"The 20 year-old may be young enough to be Rivers Cuomo's daughter, but she is already an accomplished artist." -Jessica Letkemann, Billboard.com Mashup Mondays - Katie Costello Keys Up Weezer
WILD HONEY PIE - REVIEW OF "THE CITY IN ME" EP
"Just under 20 minutes, the EP shows her emerging timeless and angelic voice. Each song presents a melancholy beauty that is perfectly accompanied by Costello’s thought provoking lyrics." -Ilana Kaplan, Katie Costello's The City In Me - EP
CMJ - Music Feature "The Only Living Girl In New York"
"Costello’s music, while pop-y and upbeat at times, possesses the soul of quirky indie and the instrumentation of rock. Her second album, Lamplight, is full of songs of a similarly genre-defying nature." -Keyana Stevens, CMJ Music Feature "The Only Living Girl In New York"
KCRW: Today's Top Tune - Katie Costello's Kaleidoscope Machine
"It's good to know what one wants to be when one grows up. At 17, Hermosa Beach resident Katie Costello is making her path clear." -Nic Harcourt, KCRW - "Kaleidoscope Machine" On Today's Top Tune
Sennheiser - Katie Costello Winner of "My Song Contest"
Microphone manufacturer Sennheiser has named 18-year-old Katie Costello as the grand-prize winner of its first “My Song Contest,” which was created to recognize the songwriting talents of high-school students across the nation. "Costello is already armed with an incredible amount of talent and star power, which will surely pay off as she makes her way into the music industry." -Sennheiser Announces Winners Of "My Song Contest"
THE INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS Nominee Spotlight - FOLK/SINGER-SONGWRITER SONG & ALBUM
"In my eyes, being successful is achieving independence, happiness and creative glory without having compromised any concept of oneself." -Katie Costello, The Independent Music Awards Spotlight