Sleepy Kitty’s album, Infinity City will make the listener anything but sleepy. Paige Brubeck’s ability to go from soft to angst-filled vocals is especially impressive. The album opens up with “Gimme A Chantz!,” which gives off a show-tune like vibe through the keys. Switching to a full band, “Speaking Politely” is snarky and has a kick of attitude embedded deep within the track’s core. The distant vocals make “Seventeen” stand out amongst the other songs. Slowing down the pace of the release with lighter keys and drums, “Way Out,” provides the listener a look at their softer and more vulnerable side. Adding some city appropriate sound effects like a car horn and some people talking, “NYC Really Has It All” provides a tale of growing-up, change and city life while the drums and guitars add the feeling of a summery walk through the park.

“Ridin’ With St. Louis” has a solid rock feel. The pulsing drum beat sounds like it can crack through glass and the guitars just keep open a gash. About midway through, the tune turns and become a carefree slew of chords and soulful vocals provided by both Brubeck and drummer Evan Sult. Starting with a chilling guitar tone, “Schools Out” develops into what sounds like an anti-relationship song yet remains fun through the memorable ‘da-das.’ The final cut on Infinity City, “Dykula,” has breakup song qualities but is geared towards the idea that one will be fine even after a relationship ends. It’s a strong finish to an overall fantastic album. Sleepy Kitty is on to something with their blend of show-tuney alternative rock.

In A Word: Superb

 

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