A new book about Lil Bub is on the way. The late cat is made with Lil BUB: The Earth Years, a coffee table book with a foreword by Steve Albini and quotes from Jack Black, El-P, Andrew WK, Whoopi Goldberg, Thurston Moore, Kimya Dawson, Aesop Rock and more. The 376-page limited edition book is paired with the 7-inch record Transmissions From Space, which contains music “composed by Lil Bub herself from her intergalactic afterlife”. Both are due on April 23rd via Melodic Virtue. Part of the proceeds will go to Lil BUB’s Big FUND, which serves animals with special needs.
Lil Bub was a polydactyl cat born with several other genetic abnormalities – including dwarfism, osteoporosis, and a trait that left her permanently as a kitten. She died in 2019 at the age of 8. Bub had been adopted by the musician Mike Bridavsky and worked with Albini, Goldberg, Run the Jewels, Andrew WK and others during his lifetime. In 2016 she cut a 7 “split with Surfer Blood.