Release Date: Jan 15, 2021
Record label: Omnivore
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Power Pop
Matthew Sweet's 15th studio album and third since moving from Los Angeles to his home state of Nebraska, 2021's Catspaw finds him further digging into his anthemic power pop and tube-amp guitar wizardry. Following the 2013 move, Sweet set up a studio at his house, where he'd recorded 2017's Tomorrow Forever and 2018's Tomorrow's Daughter. Both of those albums found him embracing his sparkling brand of '60s- and '70s-inspired rock, and Catspaw is much in the same vein.