Our Cat

by Advance Base

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    300 hand-numbered copies pressed on mystery color vinyl by Palomino Records Pressing in Shepherdsville, KY

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The vinyl re-issue of a super-limited, monophonic lathe cut 7" from 2011, now with a bonus b-side!

From the original press release:

"Two more intimately claustrophobic home recordings by Owen Ashworth. Both tracks feature Rhodes electric piano, rhythm box, & vocals recorded to cassette 4-track with an extra track to spare. Mixed in mono. "Our Cat" is a true story waltz about a lost pet. The flip side is a 45 second cover of one of the greatest television themes of all time."

This new vinyl edition has been remixed & mastered in glorious stereo by Owen Ashworth, & includes a full band version of John Prine's "Christmas In Prison," recorded at the Daytrotter studios in Rock Island, IL by Mike Gentry.

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released July 23, 2013

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Depressed, nostalgia-obsessed, lo-fi pop made out of electric pianos & drum machines by Owen Ashworth (formerly of Casiotone for the Painfully Alone)

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Track Name: Our Cat
Remember the time when our cat ran away
we hollered her name up the neighbors' driveways
& drove twice a week to the SPCA
to check every cage full of kittens & strays

& you made some flyers at Copies To Go
with her cutest picture our number below
& we hung from windows & telephone poles
til I'm pretty sure we bummed out everyone we know

& a whole month went by & it rained every day
& most of our flyers got moldy & gray
then somebody found her a few blocks away
she was skinny & scared but she was okay

& remember the strangers who thought they were wise
who promised she'd be back & cats have nine lives
& we'd try to act grateful for stupid advice
cats don't come back sometimes but this time it was fine