We are very excited to announce the debut full-length from Stranger Cat!
Even if you haven't heard of Stranger Cat chances are you have almost certainly heard Cat Martino’s voice. The Brooklyn native was Sufjan Stevens’ right hand woman for "Age of Adz" and "All Delighted People" albums and world tours, recorded and toured with Sharon Van Etten circa "Epic", sang on Son Lux’s "Lanterns", and appeared with The Shins on Saturday Night Live.
The songs of Stranger Cat maintain an unmistakably poppy sensibility, but there’s a dark personal tale lurking beneath the polish. But instead of playing into the platitude of the bleary-eyed breakup piece, In The Wilderness subverts that notion by blending shimmering synths, sparse and skittering beats, lush vocal loops and omnichord with Cat’s strikingly soulful vocals. It would be tempting to file the record under “ethereal pop” on first pass, but when factoring in the trip-hop beats, blaring trombones and piano runs, categorization gets a bit more complicated.
The VIP Edition is limited to just 300 hand-numbered copies on multi-colored "rainbow" splatter vinyl. The album is also available on red vinyl, black vinyl, CD, and digital.