Disclaimer: No felines were mortally injured in the creation of this "Dead Kitten Session". "Dead Kitten" refers to the pelt of "fur" that graces one of our microphones used to capture these (usually) stripped down, often intimate, and always authentic live sessions. Also, we work for the internet...we are required to love cats!
There's a certain ease flowing through the kitschy, shaggy haired rock and roll Cheers Elephant whip up. Like Wind Blows Fire, the band's most recent full-length is light and somewhat quirky, spritzing with easy going 70's guitar work, bluesy rhythms, and back-in-the-day, psychedelic, vocal harmonies. It's a lovely little long-player...a record that while only recently coming to our attention, is actually about 2 years old. Whoops!
Since its' release in 2012, the band have embarked on some new adventures. Most notably, the four members aimed their van for Los Angeles, leaving behind Philadelphia; a city where they came of age, musically speaking. While on the West Coast they've also hit the studio a bit, laying down a few sunny new cuts for a forthcoming follow-up to Like Wind Blows Fire. Our newest Dead Kitten Session finds the band at an interesting moment in their career then, gliding through 3 new songs ("Airliner", "Summer Surf", and "Steak Knife") from an unknown album to be. Crisp, clear, and refreshing; this one goes down easy, and might be the only place to hear a good chunk of the future of this indubitably great, rock and roll band.