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Indie tape label Burger Records released a benefit cassette collection featuring 50 unreleased songs by bands and musicians to help pay an injured cat's veterinarian bills. The Fullerton, California-based collective rounded-up songs from many different artists, like Ryan Adams, Slumber Party, and others, on The Kitty Comp.
Pitchfork reports that folks at Burger Records found the poor cat on the freeway. The feline was running through rush hour and got badly hurt and needed surgery on its pelvis and knee. According to Burger Records' Facebook page, the rescued cat in recovery was named Queenie. In order to curb the vet bill, Burger Records enlisted the aid of musicians and friends.
“It [the surgery] was super expensive so we asked some of our friends to contribute unreleased songs to benefit the little kitty gato and 50 bands came to the rescue!!! She is the sweetest little kitten ever, there's no way we could have let her die so we did THE KITTY COMP!!!” says a blurb about The Kitty Comp on Burger Records' website.
Burger Records has pressed 500 copies of the two-cassette Kitty Comp for sale on their website. The album's full tracklist is available online as well. When Queenie's vet bill is all payed for, the remaining profits from this charitable effort will be donated to The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
Listen to Summer Twins' “Senor Don Gato” from The Kitty Comp
Photo courtesy of BurgerRecords.org