Stranger Cat Premieres New Video on NPR

STRANGER CAT SHARES “SIRENS” VIDEO
FROM RECENT FULL-LENGTH IN THE WILDERNESS
PREMIERED VIA NPR
 
TOURING WITH REPTAR THIS MONTH
 
IN THE WILDERNESS OUT NOW ON JOYFUL NOISE
 

“Stranger Cat… combine the earthy sounds of harp and tambourine

with out-of-this-world synth lines.” – The Village Voice

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 “‘Unzip Your Skin’… hangs in a starry galaxy alongside Bat For Lashes, Kate Bush,
Chew Lips, and Purity Ring — a gauzily gorgeous topline floating over stuttered beats
and cut and paste backing vocals.” – Noisey
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“Martino, likening herself to Odysseus, invites us aboard her ship,
which navigates a choppy current, like the fidgety soundscape
of electronica that bolsters [“Sirens”]… In this way,
the echo-laden, highly climactic chorus coincides with the goal of Odysseus’ journey:
to hear but not fall victim to the dangerously gorgeous song of the Siren.” – Stereogum
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Joyful Noise Recordings is excited to share the video for “Sirens” from Stranger Cat‘s recent LP In The Wilderness. Stranger Cat is the soulful electro-pop project of Cat Martino. The video, which was co-directed by Martino and Andre Costantini, premiered via NPR, who noted that it “features ghostly dancers overtaking Martino as she tosses and turns in bed. The song remains Martino’s plea and a directive to free herself from the forces that bind her, but the video takes a much darker look at what she’s up against.” Alongside Martino, the video features dancers Kelly Bartnik and Tori Sparks (original cast of Sleep No More) and Alison Clancy (Huff This) in an improvisation-based choreography, led by Martino and Costantini. Martino’s concept is a modern take on the Sirens fromThe Odyssey, led by a love of The Poetics of Space by Gaston Bachelard.
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Watch ‘ Sirens’ below:
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Stranger Cat tour dates:

7/14 – The Pinhook – Durham, NC ^

7/15 – Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA ^

7/16 – Bearsville Theater – Bearsville, NY ^

7/17 – Rough Trade – Brooklyn, NY ^

7/19 – Iron Horse Music Hall – Northampton, MA ^

7/21 – Double Happiness – Columbus, OH ^

7/22 – Mahall’s 20 Lanes – Lakewood, OH ^

7/23 – Joyful Noise – Indianapolis, IN ^

7/31 – Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, NY *

^ – w/Reptar

* – w/Kite String Triangle

 

In The Wilderness track list:

1. Empty Little Word

2. Sirens

3. I Lost It

4. Fig Tree

5. In The Wilderness

6. Remember Me

7. Unzip Your Skin

8. Ecstatic Energy

9. R.E.D.

10. I Promise


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