TRACK PREMIERE: CAT SCAN “DIRTY MOVIE”
Explosive locals Cat Scan finally have a debut album set to release, and it’s not a second too soon. Live, they’re like the Suburban Lawns performing with set-on-fire intensity, and the new “Dirty Movie” captures that frantic/ferocious energy perfectly. It’s like Dangerhouse’s Deadbeats playing at Dead Kennedys velocity, or Pylon if they’d been one of the early South Bay bands. California has a great tradition of this kind of revelatory razor-sharp art-punk, and Cat Scan fit in perfectly. After all—what’s a cat scan but a machine that shows you real guts? Their In Nature is out Sept. 6 on Volar, and you can get it here. Cat Scan has a bunch of local shows on deck, too, starting with a double-header at Echo Park Rising and culminating in a record release at the Hi Hat. (But don’t miss their split release show with L.A. RECORD featurees Susan—who also have a new Volar LP coming—in San Diego, either.) Full sched below!
8/16 echo park rising @ main stage
8/17 echo park rising @ Vegas meat market
8/25 happy sundays festival in Long Beach
9/13 San Diego @ Whistle Stop (double release party with Susan)
10/5 Los Angeles @ Hi Hat (second release party)