release date : June 19, 2012
released by : Keep It Dark Records
genre : Synthpop, New Wave, Darkwave
info : www.mrkittydm.bandcamp.com
reviewed by : Mike Kieffer
Mr. Kitty is one of those bands that has such a simple name but it draws you in. My curiosity got the better of me as I stumbled across his bandcamp page and I had to check it out. Immediately I was greeted with a nice and gloomy synthpop song with killer melodies and vocals that just ran around my head hours after listening. Who is this Mr. Kitty?!?!? I must hear more! Lucky for me I discovered this gem a few months before the next album release and a quick email, to founding member Forrest Avery Carney, and a nice conversation netted me the Eternity album. Since that day the album has been playing on every device I own with a speaker or headphone jack. These highly addicting songs are perhaps mostly due to the catchy choruses that bounce around bursting with energy. The music is fun and energetic with dark tones, but some of the subject matter is a little darker. I don’t suggest listening to this album, or the song “A New Hour” on repeat if you are suicidal, or if the ones around you think you are, it might lead to some unwanted conversation. Overall I think this album is a nice modern example of what synthpop should be sounding like with the influences of today.
recommended tracks : Lost Children, Detach, Night Terror
overall 8 . music 8 . lyrics 8 . recording quality 9