Free Kitten Inherit
- Words: Wyatt Williams
- Label: Ecstatic Peace
- XLR8R Rating: 7/10
Rock reunions have a well-earned reputation for being a source of income for old, burned-out guys looking to pay off their mortgages with imitations of their youth. Rock music as usual, though, has never had anything to do with the women in Free Kitten, a side-project for Kim Gordon (Sonic Youth), Julie Cafritz (Pussy Galore), and Yoshimi P-We (Boredoms/OOIOO). After an 11-year hiatus, Free Kitten’s Inherit sounds like a band at its peak, rather than one reliving it. Fuzzed-out riffs and baked solos emanate from both Cafritz and Gordon, who share guitar and microphone duties, while Yoshimi contributes some subdued but killer beats. Gordon's abstract-feminist vocals steal the spotlight like usual, putting all those washed-up rock dudes her age to shame.
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