After the release of 2010's Wildspace (Friends Records), a darkened, dreamy collection of songs inspired by the thriving wilderness located in urban settings, Neil Sanzgiri took a year away from music to finish up his fine arts degree in Interdisciplinary Sculpture. What started as bedroom a recording project grew into a baroque ensemble consisting of horns, flutes, cello, violin, banjo, classical and electric guitar. For the majority of Soft Cat's early existence it was rare to see them perform anything but acoustic, playing anywhere from farms and backyards to living rooms and art galleries.
In February of 2013, Soft Cat returns with Lost No Labor, an EP that marks a step forward in Soft Cat's sound pushing the delicateness of arrangements and the richness of tones to a much more mature level. With the live formation constantly rotating from members traveling inbetween cities, Soft Cat at its core has become Neil Sanzgiri, Kate Barutha and Brendan Sullivan and features members of other Baltimore bands such as Secret Mountains, Strange Fur, Wing Dam, andWeekends. Lost No Labor attests to the band's scale and warmth and marks and shows a steady progression towards a new full length.