If you missed Cattle Drums’ EP The Boy Kisser Sessions (released late last year), then you need to take this opportunity to check out their digital re-release of the album — now titled The Boy Kisser Sessions + 3. The New York band play an energetic and refreshing blend of post-hardcore and punk that will appeal to fans of bands like At The Drive-In or Bear Vs. Shark. Click through for more info, including a free stream via. Bandcamp.
In anticipation for their upcoming debut full length record — due out on the always excellent Tiny Engines in Fall 2011 — they’ve re-released The Boy Kisser Sessions with 3 newly recorded tracks. I checked out the EP late last year, and I can confirm that it’s quite awesome. I’m excited to hear these 3 new tracks, and equally as pumped to hear that these dudes have in store for us on their full length.
Press Release via. Bandcamp:
Remember when indie music was wild and unpredictable? Remember when bands were hard to pigeonhole into neat little sub-genres? Well, Cattle Drums will remind you if you have forgotten. Hailing from upstate NY, you might shrug your shoulders at a band named Cattle Drums but you would be remiss by doing so. Mixing post-punk, emo/hardcore, shards of math rock and even traces of dark Americana, Cattle Drums distinguish themselves as purveyors of a sound not yet recognizable to our pampered, innocent ears. Lyrically ambiguous and instrumentally ambitious with harsh, aggressive tones, Cattle Drums truly are a wild awakening for the senses.The Boy Kisser Sessions + 3 is an eight song collection that puts together the original debut of the band with 3 newer tracks that were recorded near the end of 2010. These songs truly defy classification and open the listener up to create their own unique interpretation of the Cattle Drums sound. Originality roars out of every pore as the band has a staggering sense of urgency and the innate ability to completely change course from song to song yet still sound remarkably cohesive throughout.
Need a shock to the system to break you from the mundane of the daily grind? Delve into the madness of the Cattle Drums experience and witness a band operating only by their keen sense of artistic expression. Eccentric and chaotic yet always melodic and intoxicating, Cattle Drums are kicking up dust and noise unlike anybody else right now. Just imagine what is yet to come.