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Cats in the Basement / Bio

Finch House Records is proud to announce the release of Sarasota Florida's Cats In The Basement's debut record, DOO BEE DOO LA DEE DAY DUM BE DUM DRINK YOUR BLOOD, available digitally worldwide February 21st, through a collaboration between Sarasota's Finch House Records and Montclair NJ based-independent record label, Atlas Records. This release marks what we hope will be the first of many collaborative efforts for Atlas/ Finch House, two old-fashioned ma and pa organizations dedicated to showcasing the prettiest DIY-avant-pop ponies from their respective regional ranches. With new releases from The Equines, Fancy Rat, French Kings, Bard and Mustache, and Sparta Philharmonic planned for 2012, we here at Atlas/ Finch House are expecting a very, very exciting year. But first things first...

CATS IN THE BASEMENT is your everyday library-turned-dancehall of a band delivering infectious pop music. Schizophrenic love songs marry subversive lyrics to group-hug performance art starring a cast of irrational artifacts and anachronistic everyday library-turned dancehall characters. Their debut EP, DOO BEE DOO LA DEE DAY DUM BE DUM DRINK YOUR BLOOD, decays from traditional arrangements into psychedelic chaos experiments- usually in three minutes or less. Like listening to two versions of a song at the same time, the academic, yet uneducated paraprofessional theatrics extend into energetic live displays of crowd participation.

"The whole album is an ultra- must have, absolutely fantastic! A mellifluous mix of lyrical genius, doo- wop, and decades of parties packed into each minute of the record. The entire cut is witty, entertaining, and there is even a sexophone! Your life will feel better once you put this on!" -Doobious.org

"Like billy joel showing up to your birthday party. The right kind of zany and a bass player who is just too cool for words... like gets stabbed in the chest and plays the show anyway cool. and their drummer has really weird business cards." -Neil Fridd

'"What would happen if you gave Modest Mouse a drunken beach bash and got the B-52s' Kate Pierson to spin sand circles then pee on herself during a keg stand?' The EP plays like a soundtrack to that kind of party." - thisweekinsarasota.com

General Info

Band Members
Greg Ferris, Michael Murphy, Stephen TopDog, Adam Marret
Artist Name
Cats in the Basement
Home Page
Pop / Soul / Surf Doo-wop

Contact Info

Sarasota, FL

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