Sleepy Kitty Background Info
Composed of Paige Brubeck and Evan Sult, Sleepy Kitty is a power-duo seeking refuge from the winds of Chicago in St. Louis, Missouri. Perhaps you’ve heard of the band Harvey Danger? Ya, that was Evan on drums. I would highly suggest you check out the video to the right to learn all about Sleepy Kitty thanks to the Nine Network’s Living St. Louis.
Have you ever lost your sunglasses and you look all over, tearing the house apart, rummaging through your car, searching high and low for them only to discover that they were on top of your head? That’s kinda how I feel right now as I introduce you to Sleepy Kitty. Sleepy Kitty has been right under my nose, so to speak, Rocking out the Free World with a sound reminiscent of the 90s but, yet, distinctly unique.
Sleepy Kitty is part band part screen printing business based in St. Louis. And what makes Sleepy Kitty better than other St. Louis bands (besides their music, which I’ll get into shortly) is that they had their pick of literally any city in the US to go to to follow their artistic hearts’ dream. Finally deciding on St. Louis, Paige and Evan moved into a loft and started revitalizing the Cherokee District. That makes them uber-awesome in MarsBands’ book.
And now on to the music! Sleepy Kitty gives me hints of several different bands when I listen to their music, but even with that faint bit of familiarity, Sleepy Kitty is still an intensely unique sound. At times Paige Brubeck can be kind of intimidating and angry sounding, which makes me think of good Hole (you know, back when Hole was being written by Kurt). And then Paige sometimes goes all soft and sweet, giving off a vibe that resonates like The Oh Wells. And yet other times she has that whimsical, devil-may-care voice like Mette Lindberg.
I’ve read a few reviews where people compare Sleepy Kitty to The White Stripes, but aside from the guy/girl/couple/guitar and drums thing, the music has very few, if any, resemblances. It is really fun to listen to the song changes with Sleepy Kitty. For example, the songs Speaking Politely and Way Out are so starkly different, it’s hard to imagine they come from the same band. But that’s what makes Sleepy Kitty so good – unpredictability, originality, and passion.
Some of my favorite songs below that you can listen to are Gimme a Chantz!, Way Out, and Dykula. Oh, and they do a kick-ass version of The Beatles’ I Saw Her Standing There called Seventeen! Sleepy Kitty, awesome people, awesome art, awesome music. I believe that’s the trifecta of awesome. Check ’em out!