CONFIRMED – 2, count ‘em, 2 shows in Austin.  Sit Kitty Sit are SO EXCITED to be going to Austin for SXSW. Check the Tour page for details.  We will also be tweeting and Facebooking and networking our butts off, so if you aren’t already following us at @sitkittysitband & @gunhorse you may want to get on that.

Also, Sit Kitty Sit has a shinny new website at sitkittysit.com New posts, and more info available at that site as well.

~G

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THE MUSIC RECORDING INDUSTRY IS IN THE TOILET—SO LET’S START A RECORD LABEL

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A new and truly independent record label, Gun Horse Records (GHR), has been launched in the San Francisco Bay Area.

The Mission: Make music. Record. Pay the rent. Sleep. Start over.

The music industry could be considered to be in the worst decline as an industry, but what isn’t declining? The artists and their art. We’ve recognized this shift in the music industry, and believe that the independent artist can make it without big-label subjective ideas, over-processed logistics and red tape.  GHR caters to the independent artist, and rewards the independent fan.

The music biz is now all about the artist being that “troubadour”. Artists should just simply play out, and their fan base will grow.  GHR enables this process and provides fans a truly high-end experience. In contrast, many major labels try to deconstruct ways to throw money at their packaged products. It just isn’t working.  The music is either good or it’s not.

All of our marketing and public relations is done in-house, without big physical distribution. We are nimble, and we utilize all of the powerful online tools available to provide a great  experience for fans.

“I’m already way over budget so I fired my PR dept, Publicist, Advertising, Producer, Project Manager, Copyrighter, and sales team. I’m doing it all.”

So, a new label is launched. Stay tuned for more, and cheers to a great 2012!

~G

 

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Sit Kitty Sit beautiful / terribleSit Kitty Sit’s  new album “Beautiful / Terrible” has way too much volume for just two classically trained musicians, yet it offers just the perfect amount of sound for this unique piano/drum duo. Additionally, it is the first release from Gun Horse Records in 2012.

The new album is the second record from this San Francisco based piano & drum duo. In 2010 Kat Downs (piano/vocals) and Mike Thompson (drums) teamed up to experiment with the combination of classical piano and rock drumming and created their first EP, “The Push” They also developed a great live show. With their new material, the band enhanced their unique live sound and have been compared to Dresden Dolls mixed with Florence + The Machine. “Wow, they’re really loud!” They’re all rock, a little goth, a little prog, with melodic yet powerful songs.

The new album is available exclusively at our store. You can get a free download of their track “In Code” here The album will be available on all the pertinent streaming sites; iTunes, Spotify, Amazon etc.

 

More tracks from the “Beautiful/Terrible” album

 

Recorded by Michael Broadus at Retox Studios, SJ
Mastered by Gary Hobish at A. Hammer Mastering & Digital Media, SF http://ahammer.com/mastering

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