Well, it’s Tuesday, time to pull out the new Summer Cats record Songs for Tuesdays and give it a spin. I think that this album may be misnamed, songs for the whole damn week more like. After putting out a handful of eps on Cloudberry, WeePOP! Scratching Post as well as singles on Slumberland (split with POBAH), Cloudberry (again and single of 2008 around these parts) and Knock Yr Socks Off (split with Aux Autres) these Australians are set to release their debut long player next week on that label that I can’t seem to stop mentioning, Slumberland.
A few of the songs from their stellar afore mentioned singles make reappearances here, albeit in rerecorded versions. So Let’s Go and the Lonely Planet jangle a little more than they did on their vinyl versions and Kraut a little less. Former Earthman Scott Stevens sings most of the songs but he takes a back seat on Maybe Pile and Christopher Wren no let down in quality is suffered from the different lead singer, in fact it adds to the album’s charm. There is also the duet In June that could be the standout track on the record, it reminds me of the Hummingbirds or the Go-Betweens, great Australian company to be in. The band are making a short trip over to the West Coast of the US to celebrate the album’s release. A rare treat, in fact their first ever trip over here to play. Catch them if you can, so you don’t regret it!
Sat July 11 @ Mai’s Cafe, VENTURA CA w/ Sea Lions
Sun July 12 @ Part Time Punks at The Echo, LOS ANGELES, CA w/ The Tartans
Mon July 13 @ The Knockout’s All Fall Down night, SAN FRANCISCO, CA w/ The Tartans, Magic Bullets
Wed July 15 @ The Blue Lamp, SACRAMENTO, CA w/ The Tartans, Baby Grand, English Singles
Thu July 16 @ The Backspace, PORTLAND, OR w/The Tartans, Soft Paw
Fri July 17 @ New Crompton house, SEATTLE, WA w/The Tartans