Kittens - Tiger Comet (1995)
Kittens actually have a connection to the last band Shallow, North Dakota. They played a lot of shows together in the mid to late 1990’s, they were signed to the same label and they did a bunch of split EPs with them. I never got to see any of those shows but I bet they were insane. And no this isn’t Kittie (the band that almost caused the death of music in the late 1990’s) this is Kittens, the manic three-piece noise band from Winnipeg, Manitoba. They’ve always reminded me of Today is the Day but stripped down to the most simplistic basics. Their riffs are usually one or two note progressions, the drumming and bass is just a constant rhythm that follow along and the vocals are just slightly distorted screaming. But it works so well. It works so well because they are able to do so much with so little. Some of the scariest music you’ll ever hear from three of the most normal looking guys you’ll ever see. Listen to the first verse of Hornet
and tell me something isn’t wrong with that guy when he laughs/screams. This album could’ve been in the top twenty too if it weren’t for a fact that it actually gives me a bit of a headache after a half hour. It never lets down.
Favorite Song: Hornet