It’s been a while since I’ve written one of these so allow me to reintroduce myself: I’m Joanie. I often refer to myself as The Red Viper of Terror on-air during The Great American Road Trip – my travel-based music show – and Creepin’ it Real, which I co-host alongside DJ Rebecca Blackout (Becca Conrad) and DJ Alicia Thornberry (Alicia Williamson). Collectively, our “creep”-y little family holds a strong love for cats, so it’s only fitting we’d enjoy the L.A.-based band, Kitten, as fronted by 17-year-old Chloe Chaidez.
Ever since the 2010 debut of their Sunday School EP, we’ve creeped on all things related to the Kitten’s music. This past fall, DJ Alicia Thornberry even had the opportunity to interview the band prior to their show at the Black Cat with Electric Six. Since then, Kitten have scheduled a summer tour opening for The Pomegranates and are set to release their latest EP, Cut It Out, on August 28th. Though there are still a few more months before it drops, the band recently linked fans to two free downloads off the EP, including the title track and another song entitled “Sugar”. The impressive new tracks sound slightly more electronic and sensual than previous ones off Sunday School. However, Chaidez’s mature vocals and the understated indie-pop melody surging beneath them render the songs recognizable to earlier Kitten fans.
According to my iTunes, I’ve already played “Cut It Out” 18 times on repeat so I included it below for your own listening pleasure. Be sure to creep on Kitten’s show at DC9 where they’ll be opening for The Pomegranates on July 26th!
– Joanie O’Sullivan