Sunday, May 29, 2011

Cat's Eyes - Cat's Eyes

With the news of The Horrors new album 'Skying' coming out in July I thought I would take a step back and take a look at Frontman Faris Badwan side project 'Cats Eyes'. Cat's Eyes is a duo of Badwan and Italian-Canadian soprano, composer and multi-instrumentalist Rachel Zeffira. Their self-titled debut album came out in April via Polydor Records. You can head over to the bands website for a free download of 'Not A Friend'.

On February 28, Polydor released the duo's debut EP Broken Glass. The same label also released their self-titled album April 11 in the UK. In North America, it was released on May 3 via Cooperative Music/Downtown.

There has been much speculation amongst fans and media publications as to whether or not Zeffira and Badwan are a couple, or simply bandmates and when asked about this in various interviews the pair have given ambigious answers fueling further interest, but a reliable source confirms that they are indeed a couple and met when Zeffira was giving vocal lessons to Badwan

Below, you can watch a video of the duo performing a reworked version of their song "I Knew It Was Over" at St. Peter's with the church's organ and choir. Zeffira, who had already performed at the Vatican, had the idea to debut the new project in this grandly incongruous setting. Friends of the band managed to sneak cameras past the cathedral's tight security.

Cat's Eyes Tracklisting:
01 Cat's Eyes
02 The Best Person I Know
03 I'm Not Stupid
04 Face In The Crowd
05 Not A Friend
06 Bandit
07 Sooner Or Later
08 The Lull
09 Over You
10 I Knew It Was Over

Cat's Eyes - I Knew It Was Over (Performed Live at the Vatican) This is pretty cool little video and somewhat gives a highlight of what to hear on this Cat's Eyes album.

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