Premiere: Cosmic Kitten - "Yellow Button"
The immediate drone of an insidious guitar riff and coyfully lilted vocals of frontwoman Karen Hernandez marks the latest track from Los Angeles outfit Cosmic Kitten, “Yellow Button.” The first single from the upcoming album Lobotomy, due April 20, 2018, unites Hernandez with drummer Zach Huckabee as a powerful force displaying their true talent for bottling nostalgic 90’s musical leanings with a modern edge.
Leading to the release of what will be their third album, Cosmic Kitten has been tinkering and perfecting their classical grunge sound. From the catchy repetition of the lyrics “bound for nothing, or bound with something” it seemingly becomes apparent that this music might have chosen them. This would explain why the easy, harmonious intertwining of the two-piece. It doesn’t take more than a couple seconds to have you wondering exactly what year it is, and whether your favorite flannel and ripped jeans are handy.
Hernandez’s voice could easily have been fronting any of your favorite bands from the grunge era, and the group surely would have been stars in their own right if there music were to be released 20 years ago. And even though it’s easy to draw the striking comparison to music from years gone by Cosmic Kitten leaves their own unique impression on the genre, applying the anxieties and struggles faced in our modern era to their songwriting.
Having been building up a repertoire in Los Angeles, the duo will be taking to the road from May 30th-June 11th. Beginning in 2016 with the release of their first album Apollo, Cosmic Kitten have quickly grown into seasoned performers. Catch them as the flit up and down the West Coast, including several dates in Pacific Northwest cities Portland, Olympia, Seattle and more. While I’m sure they’ll have no trouble wooing new fans wherever they go, it’s only fitting for their music to be played in our holy land for grunge.