Kilkenny Cats – Hands Down – Limited Clear with Pink Swirl Vinyl, LP, Remastered, Propeller Sound, 2023

This reissue of the band’s 1986 debut album has been remastered and pressed as a limited edition on clear with pink swirld vinyl. Kilkenny Cats are from Athens, Georgia. Critics called them “moody Southern goth,” “hard-driving college rock,” & “pop-ish hypnotic indie dance rock” w/ “haunting melodies and blazing guitar.” In 1985, R.E.M.’s Mike Mills cited them as “the #1 band in Athens” in an article in SPIN magazine.

The album includes the lead-off track “Nightfall” which was featured in the 1987 seminal rock documentary “Athens, Ga Inside/Out”. The band has reunited and will begin to support their catalog reissues with new regional touring.