Vishnu Basement is a four-piece group specializing in geometric cloud busting
brat-pop, bubblepunk, goth-surf, psych-grunge, art-smock, weirdo-wave
Catbath, a three-piece rock outfit hailing from Minneapolis, MN, began in the basement of Travis Franklin and Crystal Stockert’s south side duplex in 2013. The duo began mining the arsenal of songs Franklin had been stockpiling. They were eclectic, drawing from disparate genres and eras of rock—from sixties garage pop to grunge to metal. But no matter how much distortion or dropped-D riffage was heaped atop the tunes, the common thread binding them together could not be obscured; the songs were chock-full of undeniable melodies and irrepressible pop hooks.
Stockert and Franklin soon enlisted bassist Kristin Kosieracki to round out the group and realize the lush vocal harmonies Stockert envisioned for the band. They wasted no time recording their first full length, "It's Bathtime," released in June 2013.
In Feb. 2016, second guitarist Matthew Leonard Graves was added to fill out the sound.
Catbath’s purring harmonies, roaring screams and hissing fuzz and feedback, are as fresh and bracing to the ears as a rough cat’s tongue to the cheek. They will shred you like the furniture!
Angry pop songs that smell weird
VISHNU BASEMENT (NY)
SWIMSUIT ADDITION (CHI)