Preservation Tapes No. 3 - Songs About Cats

by Preservation Tapes

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No longer available on cassette… except via PAWS.

Now available for free/pay-what-you-will digital download.

Thank you for supporting this project and the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society!


Preservation Tapes is a small tape label based out of Philadelphia, PA that focuses on bringing soul, obscure, rock and roll, and concept comps to the mini-masses.

This digital album or tape is, no. 3, Songs About Cats.

Songs About Cats was inspired with the realization that cats are a common source of inspiration for songwriters, musicians, and artists. So we thought, what if we compiled a bunch of these songs and put them on cassette tape? And then we thought, who all could we get involved with this project?

And so many bands/artists were contacted, and the response was great. While some of the contributors shared music that had already been recorded and perhaps released in another format, many of these songs were written with the task of meeting the criteria, to write a song about a cat/cats, specifically for this tape.

In either case, we are so grateful to everyone who supported the idea and contributed their work to help make this tape so good.

Thank you.


Tapes donated to PAWS for resale/distribution

PAWS is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to saving Philadelphia's homeless, abandoned, and unwanted animals. PAWS is the city's largest rescue organization and only no-kill shelter, and is working to make Philadelphia a place where every healthy and treatable pet is guaranteed a home. Through its adoption locations, special events, and foster care network, PAWS finds loving homes for thousands of animals each year.

side a

1. Jess Paps - Sidney, Baby
2. On the Water - Cat/Patience
3. Stephe Cooper - Aura Sheath (of cathead)
4. Heather McNally - Baleen
5. Mike Amacio - Soap the Cat
6. Seth Faergolza and Anouk Hokuxqpa - Kitty Song with Anouk
7. Speedwalker of '89 - Yard Cat
8. Eden Sela - I Want to Go Chase Birds
9. Crabapple - George
10. Eric Brehm's Coalition of the Beautiful - Shit in a Box

side b

11. Vincent Alvare - Dandelion
12. Tamarin - Tatala
13. Diane Cluck - Gedifra
14. Fat History Month - Free as a Cat
15. Bad Braids - Ode to Fig
16. Drew Swinburne - Cat Napoleon
17. April Heliotis - Bast
18. Siblings - Dr. Bob Smudge Manx Cat
19. Cat Vet - Timeboner
20. The Winstones - Scoop the Clumps (radio edit)


made possible by:

rachel hauer, artist

magic death sounds, duplication

james ryskalchick, mastering


released March 15, 2012


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