CAT PARTY: A Thousand Shades of Grey: EP

Jul 24, 2013

This may be their best yet. Three songs. Very effective. The sound is darker, a touch bleaker, and the songs have a little more going on than before. I really like the dark, shimmering guitar and bridge in “Fatalesque” that brings to mind early 4AD recordings. Then there’s the sprawling “Loves Benign” that moves at a good clip, with the guitar floating like a cloud over the driving bass and drums. The title track opens with a morose bass setting the mood before everything else comes in. The tempo picks up a clip, and the song has a feeling of hurtling towards the end, but without being a thrashing affair. Excellent record, to say the very least.

 –M.Avrg (Cat Party,