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"Fans of such ’90s femme-rock luminaries as the Breeders, Juliana Hatfield and Veruca Salt, as well as sardonic present-day rock chicks like Courtney Barnett, Laura Stevenson and Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino, will find the duo very easy to love, while ascendant garage-rock kingpin Ezra Furman and His Boyfriends are fans and friends." – Toronto Star

"Indie rock band Sleepy Kitty is making waves, especially after their recent feature on NPR Music. The music video emphasizes the duo’s aesthetic appeal, a key element for many successful acts these days. However, unlike some other image-conscious groups, Sleepy Kitty’s music speaks for itself." Black Book.

"Rainbow-tinged indie pop" NYLON

“Like a grungier and more layered Best Coast”
Brooklyn Vegan

"For fans of Sleigh Bells — but sub in post-grunge jangle for noisecore."
– Entertainment Weekly

"Bright colorful and relatively analog, with leanings toward The Ramones or '60s girl groups if Brian Eno had taken up the production. Good fun!"
Bob Boilen, NPR

With Paige Brubeck on vocals/guitar and Evan Sult (former Bound Stems and Harvey Danger) on drums/tapes, Sleepy Kitty makes what NYLON magazine describes as “rainbow-tinged indie pop." Distorted guitar layers and hooky vocals garner comparisons to Courtney Barnett and the Breeders, while Brooklyn Vegan describes them as “a grungier, more layered Best Coast.” The duo's garagey drums, engrossing melodies and layered harmonies create a sound derived as much from the Velvet Underground as from Gershwin.

Both musicians are also designers and screenprinters, and the influence of Warhol and Rauschenberg doesn’t stop in their visual art – Sleepy Kitty's songs are often spiked with shards of French 60s yé-yé, jazz standards, and even deconstructed Beatles songs, making both their live sets and recordings a surprising audio pop-art collage.

Since their 2011 debut Infinity City, Sleepy Kitty has toured extensively in the U.S. and Canada, playing shows with Deerhoof, Ezra Furman, and Guided By Voices among others as well as playing festivals like Riot Fest, LouFest, SXSW and CMJ.

"Mockingbird" from their 2016 EP Flux has been featured on Showtime's Shameless and in the 2017 film Becks starring Lena Hall, Mena Suvari, and Christine Lahti.