Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Sleepy Kitty's New EP 'Flux' Captures the Rock Act in a Moment

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Sleepy Kitty's New EP 'Flux' Captures the Rock Act in a Moment

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St. Louis indie-rock sensation Sleepy Kitty found itself in a transitional period with its appropriately titled new EP "Flux."

Paige Brubeck (vocals, guitars, keyboards), who is one half of the act with Evan Sult (drums, vocals), says "Flux" is "a snapshot of where Sleepy Kitty is at this moment. We wanted to capture it."

"This album to me comes from not knowing we were writing the next thing," Brubeck says. "We were on tour a lot and writing here and there, just trying to catch songs where they would come up. This came out of that process."

Then, when she and Sult started thinking about the next record, they started looking at the stuff they had and realized they already had a record and decided to release it.

"Flux" is Sleepy Kitty's third release on the Euclid Records label. It's the follow-up to their "The Projection Room" (2014).

The album reflects the two-piece stage version of Sleepy Kitty as well as a rock version, Brubeck says.

"A lot of our albums have had lots of layers and harmonies," she says. "This leans more toward a lo-fi rock 'n' roll basement vibe. There's still a lot of layers, but it came from touring as a two- piece indie band. And the stuff we're writing now is coming out of this into new things."

"Flux" includes "Summer," which in some ways captures the theme of the record. The feeling of the song comes from not knowing what's happening next in life and stems from an NPR piece Brubeck heard about millennials' spending habits.

"I'm a renter, and I haven't spent more than $2,000 on a car," she says. "I don't want a house or a mortgage. Neither of us do. I don't know what that means for the future. We're focusing on the band and that feeling and where to go next. A lot of the song is actually about planning a tour and getting on the road."

"Right Words" was one of the first songs recorded after "Projection Room. …

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