King Of Cats – Working Out
The website definitely gets neglected when we have our show on Fresh Air every week but as the studio heads into hibernation particularly early this year I’ve missed out on playing some of my late year favourites until January/February so will have to give them special shout outs here. The last few weeks I’ve been drafting my year in lists and I’m putting off my gigs of the year list until Saturday after Run The Jewels and Dune: The Musical and I’ve similarly been putting off albums/tracks of the year until I heard this release by King Of Cats.
When I went down to Indietracks in July I took a love for Joanna Gruesome and The Spook School and left lusting over Trust Fund, Martha, Allo Darlin’ and No Ditching. To be brutally honest though I was less than impressed with King Of Cats that day but I’m going to go ahead and use my weary/hungover head now being able to get through the jarring vocals as my excuse. However, after getting fully into Trust Fund’s similarly odd vocals and a few months separating me from my last night in a tent I absolutely adore them and this is a must listen if you like miserable but eloquent lofi stuff. The album has quite a wide dynamic and there are a bunch of standout tracks but after somewhere between five and ten listens I feel Chugger might make it nearest the top of my tracks of 2014. The album came out last night via Art Reeks – a joint project between Art Is Hard and Reeks Of Effort and is currently available on a “name your price” basis but this is a limited offer so I recommend getting it asap. King Of Cats recently did an interview and session with Gold Flake Paint which is also great….