Run With The Kittens Myth In the Sky

Run With The Kittens Myth In the Sky
One could spend an entire review just trying to explain the multitude of genres RWTK jam their fingers into with equal aplomb. Myth in the Sky, their fifth effort and first EP, finds Canada's most entertaining live act honing their song craft with another massive sonic left turn. Their electro-jazz-lounge tendencies have been dialled back in order to try on some new sound suits. Instrumental opener "Caledonia" builds off an outrageously syncopated drum pattern, with surf rock guitar and squelching synth farts flirting with a head-bang worthy metallic bridge. The rest of the EP navigates classic psychedelic folk rock, beautiful Eastern melodies, atmospheric piano, wistful guitar hooks and gritty Southern rock stomp. The humour and tasteful musical virtuosity that have rightly seen them compared to Frank Zappa, Ween and Beck are still intact, but mutated into a more mature beast, even if only because it's one of the few musical realms they haven't already conquered. (Independent)