Enos commented: "'Cats Know Me' is a duet about swallowing your pride and hanging with the pack when you’re the hayseed country mouse among the intimidatingly hip and urbane. It was also the culmination of the ‘Fortune Selector’ sessions. Everyone really banded together on this one – we thought it was a wrap, and then our friend Taylor Belmore recorded her great vocal part at the last minute. Then we put in that descending Byrds riff you hear and it shot the whole thing through the roof. The character in this song is probably me, mixed with a couple of my friends. It’s not about literal cats – it’s the jazz lingo. This is one of my favorites I’ve ever written."
Originally conceived as a one-man band, Other Houses has fleshed out into a full-fledged power pop band thanks to album players Adam Nash (guitar), Alex Nash (drums), and Ross Major (bass). Other Houses’ live lineup is just as star-studded, featuring drummer Stephen Lee Clark (Field Agent, Deafheaven) and Dave Lucas (Twiga).
Fortune Selector is the third entry in Iron Pier’s Mini-LP series, a home for releases with album-length concepts but shorter run times. Fortune Selector follows Hollow Sunshine’s Bible Sea and Self Defense Family’s Colicky. The first edition of Fortune Selector will be available as a limited edition white-label 12”, a cassette, and digital download on July 14, 2017, via Iron Pier.
Other Houses, Fortune Selector track listing: