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i saw this band open for paramore last year and they were really impressive. they've released a few eps since 2012 and are just now releasing an album, out june 24th. the single "g#" is sort of what i'd describe as siamese dream-pop, the rest fuses elements of synth-pop, sophistopop, r&b, freestyle (always), and '90s alt rock? saxophones, anxious percussion, soft, slow textures. it's sort of confused but i'm into it. lots of charli xcx and sky ferreira resonant moments on this record so it should work well for ppl who like either (me). probably belongs in johnny fever's not an indie not yet a pop thread but i like it enough to make a new thread

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UO-hKrFkDXc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5y8dk24OPwk

http://kroq.cbslocal.com/exclusive-stream-kittens-new-self-titled-album/

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Thursday, 19 June 2014 16:49 (seven years ago) link

i love this album—it's all the best parts of the sky record with sharper songwriting and even heavier distortion (and, yes, lots of freestyle's greatest beats-worthy percussion)

maura, Thursday, 19 June 2014 16:52 (seven years ago) link

Had 'kill the light' on my driving CD for a while, nice enough but a bit samey wrt all three order stuff I listen to, but I'll give the album a listen

kinder, Thursday, 19 June 2014 22:05 (seven years ago) link

*all the other stuff

kinder, Thursday, 19 June 2014 22:06 (seven years ago) link

looking forward to this. "G#" is really good - and reminds me of Chrome-era Catherine Wheel (in a good way).

Edward Bax, Friday, 20 June 2014 05:26 (seven years ago) link

this is out! http://open.spotify.com/album/6ZkDP9Sw48nJ0eLQ2JEbhs

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Tuesday, 24 June 2014 17:19 (seven years ago) link

I'm just now hearing this after observing you and maura put it out there for a couple weeks. A+ grade so far and I'm only on the first song. Kind of wish her voice had just a little bit more of something—not sure what—but it's serviceable.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 24 June 2014 17:36 (seven years ago) link

Lots of different stuff going on here. The voice suits some songs more than others. And "G#" is phenom!

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 24 June 2014 18:10 (seven years ago) link

woah at the unexpected crescendo + saxophone breakdown halfway through cathedral!

ginuwine's cousin (monotony), Thursday, 26 June 2014 12:58 (seven years ago) link

This has become one of the default commercials for me on youtube and as a result, I'm kinda getting tired of it.

how's life, Thursday, 26 June 2014 13:00 (seven years ago) link

so far every single song has sounded completely different from the next. morose, massive guitars on g sharp! love it.

ginuwine's cousin (monotony), Thursday, 26 June 2014 13:04 (seven years ago) link

two weeks pass...

"Cut It Out" is a song of the year contender for me. This album is all over the place and goes from crystal castles to prince to the joy formidable over the space of a couple of tracks, but I kind of love it. paramore fans are sleepin'

ginuwine's cousin (monotony), Friday, 11 July 2014 02:29 (seven years ago) link

i gave this album a shot the other week and there was something about it that was just not clicking despite it *sounding good* and all. "like a stranger" is a jam tho so i may give it another shot sometime.

dyl, Friday, 11 July 2014 07:00 (seven years ago) link

Really love this now. Took me a little while and it's a bit more throwaway poppy than I originally thought?

kinder, Friday, 11 July 2014 18:19 (seven years ago) link

Cathedral and G# are ace

kinder, Friday, 11 July 2014 18:19 (seven years ago) link

four months pass...

I'm glad I remembered to come back to this album as I start rounding up my year-end favorites. A lot of what's novel about this record (and what makes me like it most) is that she's channeling 80s music that wasn't particularly cool then and is no cooler now. "Like a Stranger," for instance, feels like something by Fiona that would play as the credits roll in a C. Thomas Howell movie.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 11 November 2014 19:16 (seven years ago) link

yep! i wish the album were a little more coherent but i basically love what it's doing

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Tuesday, 11 November 2014 19:41 (seven years ago) link

one year passes...

new song!!! VERY reminiscent of suede's 'trash' but with more gothy touches

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Z9mvUCL-5U

maura, Friday, 12 February 2016 16:01 (five years ago) link

it's exactly Trash (is the first word even Trash)
not a problem

and something else in the verses, something like Bananarama...?

kinder, Friday, 12 February 2016 20:46 (five years ago) link

this song is great

HYPERLINK TO RAP GENIUS (BradNelson), Friday, 12 February 2016 20:57 (five years ago) link

didn't know she'd covered Panic, either (ages ago)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jN1rTKEgBys

kinder, Sunday, 14 February 2016 23:13 (five years ago) link

three weeks pass...

Getting addicted to Fall On Me. Aside from Trash, the sound/production or something else about it immediately reminded me of Johnny Boy's You Are the Generation That Bought More Shoes -- though it's been years since I've heard it so might be faulty memory.

early rejecter, Thursday, 10 March 2016 16:07 (five years ago) link

Another new one, this one does actually sound Smiths-y/ The Cure-y

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDbXKsd5VtM

there's an EP, Heaven or Somewhere in Between

kinder, Tuesday, 15 March 2016 22:00 (five years ago) link

three months pass...

u2's "numb" as a synth pop song with saxophone, or an alt universe new sky ferreira record

who is extremely unqualified to review this pop album (BradNelson), Friday, 8 July 2016 16:04 (five years ago) link

saw kitten on friday night and it was so great! chloe chaidez is one of my favorite lead singers out there right now. also the "g#" to "purple rain" segue made a lot of things click in my head

maura, Sunday, 10 July 2016 23:41 (five years ago) link

three years pass...

unfortunately i'm only checking in after a few years but the new ep is wonderful

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rStNNJTkhXw

american bradass (BradNelson), Friday, 18 October 2019 15:45 (two years ago) link

that's brilliant and i'm immediately going to track down all the no-longer-embedded songs from this thread

ufo, Saturday, 19 October 2019 06:40 (two years ago) link

three weeks pass...

this is still my favorite kitten song, though it's been deleted from most streaming services and the video's gone too :(

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdpsEv_U5_k

american bradass (BradNelson), Monday, 11 November 2019 16:13 (two years ago) link

i've seen the future, and the future is unkind

american bradass (BradNelson), Monday, 11 November 2019 16:16 (two years ago) link

two years pass...

new album is wild

STOCK FIST-PUMPER BRAD (BradNelson), Thursday, 18 November 2021 00:04 (two weeks ago) link

'american football' is one of my fav songs of the year

flopson, Thursday, 18 November 2021 00:10 (two weeks ago) link

there's a new album?

ufo, Thursday, 18 November 2021 00:11 (two weeks ago) link

personal hotspots, out 12/10

STOCK FIST-PUMPER BRAD (BradNelson), Thursday, 18 November 2021 00:58 (two weeks ago) link

i'll look forward to it

ufo, Thursday, 18 November 2021 01:01 (two weeks ago) link

'american football' is one of my fav songs of the year

― flopson, Thursday, November 18, 2021 12:10 AM (one hour ago) bookmarkflaglink

Likewise! Hyped for this.

Tim F, Thursday, 18 November 2021 01:12 (two weeks ago) link

ooh. I didn't much like the 'Memphis' stuff.

kinder, Thursday, 18 November 2021 18:54 (two weeks ago) link

but this is sounding good

kinder, Thursday, 18 November 2021 18:55 (two weeks ago) link

when I google 'Kitten' "personal hotspots" i only get stuff like this https://gizmodo.com/this-wifi-enabled-space-toilet-for-cats-turned-me-into-1847303337

kinder, Thursday, 18 November 2021 19:00 (two weeks ago) link

lol i assumed when i got the promo email the album had been announced, sorry 4 the leak

STOCK FIST-PUMPER BRAD (BradNelson), Thursday, 18 November 2021 19:41 (two weeks ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8x92lqpRNE

after "american football," this is my favorite of the recently-released singles that made the record

STOCK FIST-PUMPER BRAD (BradNelson), Thursday, 18 November 2021 19:42 (two weeks ago) link


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