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Snack Cat is an NYC based soul, funk and r&b band influenced by many musical genres and groups including Vulfpeck, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Bob Dylan, Lake Street Dive, Jimmy Hendrix and Chaka Khan. Now, if these artists were also to have a child who became a total party animal, you might have something that resembled Snack Cat!
Snack Cat's members have played and/or recorded with Roberta Flack, John Mayer, The Zach Brown Band, Grace Potter, Ben Folds, Post Modern Jukebox, John Patitucci, Jersey Boys, and Greg Allman to name a few. They have had residencies at Rockwood Music Hall and with Sofar Sounds, and have played top venues including the Mercury Lounge, National Sawdust, The Tribeca Performing Arts Center, and The Knitting Factory.
Just like their debut EP, Snack Cat’s newest single “Young Love,” was born on an LA rooftop. Guitarist and bandleader Aleksi Glick was in town, this time for a wedding. Something about the time and place got him thinking about his first serious relationship back in college with a girl from LA. He thought about the concept of one's first love, and how with all the rocky and passionate twists and turns, it plays such a huge part in shaping just about everyone’s human experience.
The track is an infectious blend of R&B, soul and jazz, with a pop-like chorus that will have you singing along. Much of it was recorded live to capture the magic of the band’s ‘live sound’ and energy. It was recorded by heavyweight producer/recording engineer John Agnello (Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr, Kurt Vile) with help from Jeremy Delaney at Kaleidoscope Sound and mastered by the legendary Greg Calbi (John Lennon, David Bowie, John Mayer, Bruce Springsteen) at Sterling Sound.
released February 21, 2020
Chantal Mitvalsky- Lead Vocals
Pete Ayres- Lead Vocals
Aleksi Glick- Guitar
Shark Hasan- keys
David Engelhard- Alto Sax
Seth Weaver- Trombone
Jeff Koch- Bass
Nathan Ellman-Bell- Drums
Written by Aleksi Glick and Sharik Hasan
Recorded by John Agnello and Jeremy Delaney at Kaleidoscope Sound
Mixed by John Agnello at Kaleidoscope Sound
Produced by John Agnello
Mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound
Artwork by Joanna Sternberg
Photos by Ruben Steijn
Snack Cat is an NYC based soul, funk and r&b band influenced by many musical genres and groups including Vulfpeck, Tedeschi
Trucks Band, Bob Dylan, Lake Street Dive, Jimmy Hendrix and Chaka Khan. Now, if these artists were also to have a child who became a total party animal, you might have something that resembled Snack Cat!...more