Empress Of’s “Kitty Kat” Is A Synth-Pop Thunderstorm About Cat-Calling

Her anticipated debut full-length, Me, drops this fall.

July 20, 2015

Two years after grabbing our attention with her YouTube "Colorminutes" series, Empress Of has begun to tease us with new tracks: the rivulet that began with "Water Water" widens with today's release of "Kitty Kat," a powerful synth-led pop song. It's accompanied by a video in which an anonymous set of hands turns over exotic postcards with the song's lyrics printed on them. According to a press release, Rodriguez wrote the song during a five week solo recording session in Mexico where she was repeatedly cat-called. Her debut full-length, Me, is being released by Terrible Records on September 11th. Check her tour dates below, too.

Tour Dates:

8-13 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory
8-21 Los Angeles, CA Echo w/ Lower Dens
9-6 Philadelphia, PA Bamboo Bar
9-13 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg
9-16 Allston, MA Great Scott
9-17 Montreal, QC Piccolo Rialto
9-18 Toronto, ON The Drake
9-20 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle
9-22 Minneapolis, MN 7th St Entry
9-25 Vancouver, BC Biltmore Cabaret
9-27 Portland, OR Holocene
9-29 San Francisco, CA Rickshaw Stop
10-1 San Diego, CA Soda Bar
10-2 Phoenix, AZ Valley Bar
10-3 El Paso, TX Lowbrow Palace
10-5 Austin, TX The Mohawk
10-6 Houston, TX Rudyards British Pub
10-9 Miami, FL lll Points Festival
10-10 St. Petersburg, FL The Bends
10-11 Atlanta, GA Eyedrum
10-12 Carboro, NC Cat's Cradle Backroom
10-14 Washington, DC DC9

Empress Of’s “Kitty Kat” Is A Synth-Pop Thunderstorm About Cat-Calling