Kitty Kat Fan Club Debut LP ‘Dreamy Little You’

Kitty Kat Fan Club (Photo Courtesy of: Asian Man Records)

Kitty Kat Fan Club is a band helmed by Mike Park of Skankin’ Pickle and Asian Man Records fame and proves to be a very different project from his ska roots. While the music is very much indie and punk rock-influenced pop à la later Saves the Day albums (as evidenced by the palm-muted power chords of tracks like “You Got Me Modernized” and the discordant chord changes in “Every Island”), most of the lyrical content fits firmly within the twee genre, expounding greatly at times on love given and sometimes unrequited.

Kitty Cat Fan Club
Kitty Kat Fan Club

The lyrics reach a point that they are a little too cute and precious at times, as seen in tracks like the title track “Dreamy Little You,” where the singer outlines various times of day at which she loves the subject of the song (spoiler – it’s all times of day) and “Happy Now, Loving You” with an anthemic chorus that contains a straightforward marriage proposal.  However, the band’s lyricists do find opportunities to expand on subject matter that requires slightly more self-analysis, such as “I’m Loving You More Than I Should” and “Giving Up the Worries for a Chance to Be Free”.

While it can’t be said that anything on this album does much that is new, if the idea of overtly sentimental lyrics about love and romance spread over a backdrop of well-executed, by-the-numbers pop punk sounds good, this is the album for you. And while there is nothing groundbreaking here, the band does manage to maintain a unique identity in its sounds, even finding room for Mike Park’s saxophone at times.

Dreamy Little You accomplishes exactly what it has set out to do – the only question is if what it does is for you.


Kitty Cat Fan Club - Dreamy Little You

Kitty Kat Fan Club

Dreamy Little You

Released: May 31, 2019

Kitty Kat Fan Club is:

Mike Park (Asian Man Records, Skankin' Pickle, Ogikubo Station) (guitar)

Mike Huguenor (Jeff Rosenstock Band/Hard Girls) (Keys/Guitar)

Brianda Goyos (Just Friends) (vocals)

Jon McMaster (Stickup Kid) (bass)

Catherine Jones (vocals)

Sim Castro (guitar)

Justin Amans (drums)

Track Listing:

1. Dreamy Little You

2. I'm Loving You More Than I Should

3. Every Island

4. Send Me A Message For The Holidays

5. Happy Now, Loving You

6. Beth and Me

7. You Got Me Modernized

8. There's Something Better they Keep Telling Me

9. I could Be The One

10. I Never Trained For A Marathon Before

11. The Curtain Call

12. Giving Up The Worries For a Chance To Be Free

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Josh has been following music in the DMV area ever since he started to call it home a decade ago. When not seeing or writing about music, he is often making it with different groups of musicians around town.