HALLOWEEN SINGLE “Bad Black Kitty Cat” Out Today from Kitty in the Tree is first in 25 Years!
FIRST SINGLE IN THREE DECADES FROM KITTY IN THE TREE’S UPCOMING THE LOST YEARS “BAD BLACK KITTY CAT’ IS A HALLOWEEN GEM!
25 Year-Old Cassette Tape Find from New Jersey/New York Alt-Psych, Bubble-Gum Popsters Remixed & Remastered is Set for 2023 Release, Single Out Today
WHGT’s Matt Pinfield Discovered Band Who Shared the Stage with Ween, The White Stripes, The Strokes, The Moldy Peaches, Cake, Letters to Cleo & More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LOS ANGELES, CA (FRIDAY OCTOBER 7, 2022) – Psychedelic bubble-gum, pop band Kitty in the Tree (1993-2002) are set to release their first single in 25 years today with the release of “Bad Black Kitty Cat” from their upcoming album The Lost Years in 2023. The single is out today on all digital platforms & their Halloween inspired video can be seen here.
Kitty in the Tree were founded in Princeton NJ in 1993 by Patrick Flynn and Orion Simprini (The Orion Experience) & made a name for themselves in the tri-state area inspired by the burgeoning “Alternative” music scene that was taking hold on the Jersey shore. KITT’s first taste of success came when influential DJ, Matt Pinfield of WHTG, 106.3 featured their single “Maybe We’ll Get Somewhere” on his popular radio show. The exposure from Pinfield soon led to KITT opening for Ween, Cake and Letters to Cleo. In 1999 KITT released their first and only full-length album, Hello Kitty. Hello Kitty, a colorful Glam-rock meets bubblegum pop vibe celebration of hedonism, freedom, and gender fluidity. KITT toured throughout the early aughts in support of Hello Kitty, sharing the stage with The Strokes, The White Stripes, and The Moldy Peaches.
KITT’s music was colorful and chaotic, melodic and messy, much like the clip-art-collage album covers that Patrick Flynn would create. They relocated from Princeton to New York City in 1996 in the dawn of the so-called Post-Punk Revival on the Lower East Side circa Lizzy Goodman’s tome Meet Me In The Bathroom. Now 25 years later, after reconnecting as friends, Flynn and Simprini have been resurrecting what remains of the desiccated cassette tapes, stuffed in a shoe box, hidden in a closet, doomed to be forgotten. Remixed and Remastered, these wild, weird pop gems will be rereleased as a full-length album; Kitty in the Tree: The Lost Years. This decade spanning cacophony of musical mischief will be rediscovered in 2023, with additional select singles to be released throughout the year.