Soak in the lush power pop of Catbath’s “Scuttlebutt” ahead of their new Guilt Ridden Pop released LP
Local band Catbath recently the glistening power-pop track “Scuttlebutt,” the first song from their forthcoming album “Glitterbox.” It is the kind of song that clearly feels like the sum is greater than the parts, with “ohh ahh” backing vocals gliding behind strutting power chords, all blending together with a charging rhythm section that doesn’t allow for the pretty melodies to feel too soft. The result is a song that feels both massive and vulnerable. “Scuttlebutt” has the kind of muscular melodies and sharp songwriting that can go toe-to-toe with anyone in the genre, and set a high bar for the rest of the album. I don’t generally gravitate towards power-pop songs, but when it is done this well, it is hard to resist. The full album will be out soon on Guilt Ridden Pop.