The Positronic Cats are a progressive folk duo from Pennsylvania. Simple chord progressions paired with powerful vocals and intricate mandolin phrasings are the foundation for songs about love, revenge, and the future. As fans of dark, emotional themes as well as science fiction, their goal is to evoke cinematic scenes in the listener’s mind. They draw inspiration from classic filmmakers like Ingmar Bergman and Stanley Kubrick as well as the music of Tom Waits, Radiohead, and The Decemberists. In the winter of 2014, they began recording a story about a cosmic romance which opens in the belly of the underworld and closes at the rim of the ever expanding universe. The result was their first self release, the EP “Love is Impossible”. Currently, they are headed back into the studio to record the follow up, tentatively titled “Mortal Cathedrals”.
Waylon K. Smith and Jim Taylor (both multi-instrumentalists in their mid-thirties) have been making music together since 2013 and have since found a home within the Steampunk community on the East Coast. In May of 2015, they performed with such acts as Steam Powered Giraffe, This Way to the Egress, Frenchy and the Punk, Feline and Strange, Humanwine, Eli August and the Abandoned Buildings, and Mansara at at The Steampunk World’s Fair in Piscataway, New Jersey. They added to a host of sideshow acts, cosplay actors, and fellow musicians in October of 2015 at the Gilded Festival in Cape May, NJ. In January of 2016, they shared the stage with Aurelio Voltaire and Psyche Corporation at the Brass Ring Academy and Cabaret at The New England Carousel Museum in Bristol, Connecticut. Twice a year, they provide musical support for a Steampunk event in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania at a local brewery located in a Civil War era barn. 2016 is proving to be an exciting year as they continue to book new Steampunk/Sci-fi events in their surrounding region and beyond.
Their songs are broadcast regularly on Krypton Radio (which reaches tens of thousands of listeners and readers each month), WWCF Radio 88.7 FM, and the web show Ambassador Radio (which airs on several college stations such as Kutztown University Radio, 91.1 FM WBUQ, Gettysburg College Radio, WCLH 90.7 FM-Wilkes University, and WVYC York College of PA). You may find the music of The Positronic Cats online at ReverbNation, Bandcamp, Spotify, Shazam, YouTube, CD Baby, and iTunes. They have over a thousand combined followers across social media sites including Facebook, ReverbNation, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and www.ThePositronicCats.com.
For booking inquiries, please contact Waylon K. Smith at ThePositronicCats@Gmail.com.