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Stranger Cat Releases Debut Album and Shares New Track

The Brooklyn-based duo, Stranger Cat, is set to release their new album, In The Wilderness, on April 14. In anticipation for the debut, they have released the track "Sirens" from the album. Listen to "Sirens" below:

About Stranger Cat:

The duo is comprised of vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Cat Martino and multi-instrumentalist/co-producer Sven Britt. Martino has recorded and toured with Sharon Van Etten, was featuerd on Son Lux's Lanterns, and has performed with The Shins on Saturday Night Live. Along with performing with these acts, she has opened for several other performers such as Marissa Nadler, Indians, Rufus Wainwright, and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club.

On the Making of In The Wilderness:

Cat describes the album as having a poppy sensibility with a dark tale hidden beneath the tones. In 2012, Cat and longtime boyfriend/co-producer separated alongside a flare-up of a once-healed neuromuscular illness. To combat her depression, Martino left the tensions of New York City and retreated to the foothills of California. On the dark times, Cat says,
"I was living a bad dream or a good country song - I lost my man, I lost my job, had no money to live on. I could barely make music (save for some simple sounds into my microphone and loop pedal, which offered some comfort), and felt I should quit music as a career. I was smoking heavily and drinking a lot of vodka fro my freezer and taking pills just to sleep with all the pain."
Cat says "ideas for melodies and beats came slowly, then poured" during her time in California. Most of her inspiration for In The Wilderness came from when she was in the new, refreshing scene of California. Cat eventually returned to New York and brought some friends into the studio. As a result, Into The Wilderness features artists like Sufjan Stevens, Christopher Powell (Man Man), Darby Cicci (The Antlers), and Reggie Pace (Bon Iver), among others.

Into The Wilderness Tracklisting:

1. Empty Little World
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

Stranger Cat Tour Dates:

March 7 - Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory TICKETS
March 12 - Chicago, IL @ Flower Shop
March 13 - Bloomington, IN @ Backwash/Backdoor
March 15 - Louisville, KY @ Blankspace
March 19 - Austin, TX @ Joyful Noise Recordings SXSW Showcase
March 21 - New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa (w/ Son Lux & Natalie Prass)
March 22 - Atlanta, GA @ The EARL (w/ Son Lux & Natalie Prass)

To purchase Into The Wilderness on vinyl or CD, click here.
For more information on Stranger Cat, check out their website, like them on Facebook, and follow them on twitter (@iamstrangercat), instagram (@iamstrangercat), and SoundCloud.

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