As our amazing, maddening, joyous, heartbreaking 2017 draws to a close, we're revisiting some of the staggeringly great reviews and press Third received throughout the year. POPDOSE writer Keith Creighton, one of the first to champion Cait's debut record Debutante, knows her journey and her music better than almost anyone, and this funny, revealing interview proves it. Read it at POPDOSE and find out where the bodies are buried, how she chucked a perfectly good record to make Third, and what (if anything) Cait's Cumberbatch fetish is all about
The late bloomer strikes again! Cait's album Third just cracked the top 40 on Amazon's Alternative Rock sales charts. While these charts fluctuate a lot, it's a very exciting development, and we're grateful for the tremendous support. The album is on sale at Amazon for just five bucks through November, so you can help keep it going--and cast a $5 vote of support for more Cait Brennan albums in the future--by getting the album here: https://www.amazon.com/Third-Cait-Brennan/dp/B06Y4J4GGT/
This Saturday, October 28, Cait joins Brian Smith's Spent Saints roadshow at the legendary Rainbow Bar and Grill on the fabulous Sunset Strip, on a once in a lifetime lineup with Brian, the mighty Miss Pamela Des Barres, and Frankie + The Studs. Readings from Brian and Pamela, music from Cait and Frankie, and the world premiere of new films from the book (some featuring Cait's songs!) Did we mention not to miss it? Yeah, that. Visit spentsaints.com for more on the book, the films, the music and the tour.
"One of soul music's great gifts is its power to express suffering and yet somehow simultaneously alleviate it, both for the singer and the listener. I think of that a lot when I hear Jackie Shane sing," Cait tells Vice's Sam Reidel. Pioneering trans soul singer Jackie Shane graced us with a handful of amazing recordings before stepping out of the spotlight in 1971. A brilliant new Numero Group box set collects those sides and finally gives Jackie a chance to tell her own story. Cait and trans musician Mel Stone talk to Sam Reidel about Jackie Shane here.
Musician and writer John Paul Keith interviews Cait about her life, music, and Mid-South roots in the latest issue of Focus Mid-South. "I have a sneaking suspicion that the next time I come to Memphis it’ll be to stay," she says. Read the full interview here.
Doesn't get much better than Hyperbolum's No Depression review of Third! "Brennan’s full-length 2016 debut, Debutante, set a high bar for this follow-up...since this is technically her third album, it’s ineligible for a sophomore slump. And slump this is not. ‘Ascent’ is more apt. Those new to Brennan should prepare to be dazzled; fans should prepare to be dazzled anew.
"...from actress to filmmaker to critically acclaimed rock goddess," writes The Advocate's Jacob Anderson-Minshall in October's issue, praising the nerdy pop culture references strewn throughout Cait's critically beloved new record Third. Is Cait, as the Advocate suggests, “pop rock’s next big thing"? Well, one can only hope. Read the interview here.
"Cait Brennan sings these words, and everything else on her new album, Third, as if her life depended on it," writes the Memphis Flyer's Alex Greene. "Not that she can't reveal a light touch, as when she sings, 'he knows too much, I think we'll have to kill him.' If the latter is built on a bedrock of T. Rex hand claps and chugging electric guitars, mixing the lighthearted with the murderous, that just comes with the territory..." Read the rest of the story and catch up on Cait's Memphis adventures here.
Like any sensible girl in the 1970s and beyond, Cait Brennan grew up having night terrors about "Little House On The Prairie"'s own Nellie Oleson, the meanest mean girl in all of the meangirliverse. This Friday, July 7, we'll see if she's got what it takes as Cait squares off for a no holds barred con kickoff Q&A with the mighty Alison Arngrim, the actress who brought Nellie to life! It's the beginning of a very full weekend of events at O Comic Con at the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs. Cait will be playing two concerts, hosting the unofficial kickoff session and leading a screenwriting panel/seminar on creating great characters for the big (and small) screen! So many great guests at O Comic Con this year and we're thrilled to be a part of it.
The multitalented Jason Patrick Woodbury talked to Cait about Third, her real feelings about Caitiebots, insufficiently empathetic apologies and where she really stands re His Lordship Benedict Fancypants Cumberbatch in the July 2017 issue of PHOENIX magazine, which is on newsstands now, and, lucky us, also available online here. Thank you Jason and PHOENIX magazine!