Kittie Gives ‘Spit’ First-Ever Vinyl Release, Hinting at More Comeback Shows

Something that stood out amidst all the emo nostalgia on When we were young Festival was that these are also the first shows announced in five years by underrated Canadian nu metal veterans. Kitten. They haven’t released new music in over a decade, but they’ve never broken up either, and on a recent episode of the Speak Toomey podcast, vocalist/guitarist Morgan Lander hinted that there was more Kittie to come:

We have the festival – a lot to look forward to with that. There may be more to come – one or two things – but you have to watch [our social media]. We might have a couple of interesting things coming up, but right now those are the only dates we have. And we look forward to them. And I think that’s just the beginning of… You’ll see us a little more.

Looks like more shows are on the way, but in the meantime it’s just been revealed that Kittie is giving her classic 2000 debut album. To spit his very first vinyl release for Record store day 2022 (April 23), via eOne. It’s limited to 1700 and comes out on 140g red vinyl, and it’s an “RSD First” release, which means it will also be available after Record Store Day. More info here.

To know more To spitHere’s an excerpt from Dannii Leivers’ 2021 retrospective for Metal Hammer:

Metal has long been a male-dominated space, but was arguably never as testosterone-driven as it was in the late 90s and early 2000s. When Kittie released her debut album, Spit, in January 2000, he cut the baggy pants bravado like a knife. Not only did it get harder and more aggressive than any nu metal album doing the rounds, with undertones of death metal running through Korn’s mountainous grooves, but it also had thought-provoking, thought-provoking songs like “Choke” and “Suck”, and sought to subvert gender expectations. And with “Brackish,” the band found nu metal’s only true empowerment anthem.

[…] With “Brackish” in constant rotation on music video channels, things quickly escalated and in January 2000, Kittie was signed on to support Slipknot on the Iowans’ first tour. “We left for the tour and I just never went back to high school,” says Morgan. “Those first 5,000 copies that we thought we’d only be looking for our entire career flew off the shelves within days when To spit was released and then it started to sink, the true size of what was to come.

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