Sleepy Kitty – “Projection Room” Review

“Sleepy St. Louis pop with a definite garage tinge”

Comprised of Paige Brubeck and Evan Sult (formerly of Harvey Danger), Sleepy Kitty is a pop/garage group that (currently) resides in St Louis. Two records into their career, Sleepy Kitty describes their new album as a documentation of their newfound home in St Louis.

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The band (originally from Chicago) released its debut Infinity City in 2011, but recognizes in a lot of ways that they had yet to hit their stride. The songs on their debut sounded much more like two people learning to play together rather than a cohesive group.

On Projection Room, the band not only becomes comfortable with each other, but also sinks into their current Missouri transplantation. Songs like “Hold Yr Ground” paint specific pictures about the band’s current setting (they did indeed get their Dodge Caravan stolen). Sleepy Kitty is a solid pop outfit with a definite garage tinge. With a live show based around the looping of Brubeck’s vocals, likely comparisons are made to The Fall and Pavement. Oftentimes on the band’s newest, they can draw a comparison to Best Coast if you were to replace the surf tinge of the latter with a more ’90s leaning dirge. Definitely something to look out for.

Standout tracks include “Batman: The Ride” and “What are You Gonna Do When You Find Bigfoot?” if for no other reason than identifying their  “is this a metaphor, or actually what this songs about” quality.

sleep-kitty-projection-roomSleepy Kitty
Projection Room
St. Louis, MO
(Euclid Records)
Produced by Sleepy Kitty
Mastered by Jack Petracek at Eagle Rare Studio

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