Sol Cat HEAD TO SXSW!
Release Two New Remixes This Month: http://bit.ly/scremixes
“Their dedication to trippy groove-rock extends far beyond their music;
they have carved out a very distinct nook in the Universe”
– The Deli Magazine
Deli Artist of the Month (January 2014 and August 2013)
New Daytrotter Session: http://bit.ly/DaytrotterSC
Music Video for “Sea of Light” – http://youtu.be/3YqhgxGC_n4
“Sol Cat sees their already smooth and groovy sound made even funkier by Schtompa[‘s Remix of ‘Keep Your Heat.'”
– The Village Voice
“Sol Cat was a major [CMJ] highlight for us […] the Nashville-natives bring a fresh blend of southern-to-psychadelic rock”
“A six-piece that knows how to work their size [..and] features Brett Hammann’s black-lung vocals leading a
savvy bassline, snappy percussion and well-timed guitars.
Nashville, TN – February 27, 2014 – Nashville’s psychedelic groove-rock outfit Sol Cat is heading to Austin this March for their triumphant return to South by Southwest! The band that was voted The Deli Nashville‘s “Artist of the Month” for both August 2013 and January 2014, will be touring their way down to the festival plus will be hitting major music hubs from New Orleans, LA to New York, NY and beyond this Spring. For tour updates and SXSW showcase updates, visit: www.solcatmusic.com.
Most recently, Sol Cat teamed up with The Village Voice’s Sound of the City blog to premiere a new remix from Schtompa (Jason of Cherub) for the Sol Cat track “Keep Your Heat.” As The Village Voice explains, “Sol Cat sees their already smooth and groovy sound made even funkier by Schtompa.” Listen to the “Keep Your Heat” Schtompa Remix, here: http://bit.ly/SolcatVV.
Sol Cat originally released “Keep Your Heat” as the first single off their Fall EP, Welcome to Cowabunga. The album release catapulted them into one of The CMJ Music Marathon’s buzziest acts of 2013 – featured by FUSE, Relix, Last.FM, The Huffington Post, American Songwriter, HypeM, ArtistDirect, PureVolume – all in the final months of 2013. Since their successes at CMJ, Sol Cat has also landed major gigs supporting some of indie’s biggest names including Beach Fossils, Diarrhea Planet, The Weeks, COIN, Moon Taxi, Wild Cub, and more.
This winter the band was invited into the legendary Rock Island, IL Daytrotter Studios to record four tracks including three from the EP Welcome to Cowabungaplus the track “Earth Queen” from Sol Cat’s Self-Titled 2013 LP. The southern psychedelic jams of Sol Cat’s Daytrotter Session can be heard, here: http://bit.ly/DaytrotterSC.
Before landing in Nashville, Sol Cat’s members spent their time across the country, from Miami to Los Angeles, D.C. to the Gulf of Mexico. Musical influences span just as wide, yet an eclectic and oceanic resonance remains prevalent in their sound. With George McCrae-inspired grooves, semi-psych synth layers, bouncy bass and slick guitar riffs reminiscent of The Talking Heads, it’s no wonder Sol Cat has been gaining a name for themselves as Nashville’s favorite live act.
With such a range of cultural and artistic influences, Sol Cat’s creative process is equally interesting. Brett Hammann (lead vocals/songwriter) steers the musical direction of the band while Johnny Fisher (guitar) leads the group into new and uncharted territory. Jaan Cohan (lead guitar) brings catchy licks and skills to melt any face, leaving Jeremy Clark (keyboard/studio engineer) to play intuitively as the music essentially produces itself. Taylor Craft (bass) rounds out the band, maintaining the steady pulse that, as The Deli best explains, “brings out the best dance-rock music that will get your bodies moving.”
To best describe Sol Cat, think of a midnight drive somewhere warm, certainly the top is down, and yes, a beauty is in the passenger seat. The six-piece band suggests that you can take this foggy, dreamlike scenario with you wherever you go.
Check out more on Sol Cat here:
Upcoming Shows + SXSW Showcases:
Mar 1 – Chattanooga, TN @ The Camp House
Mar 6 – Columbus, GA @ The Fox Hole/ Club Eighty-Five
Mar 7 – Mobile, AL @ Alabama Music Box
Mar 8 – Bryan, TX @ The Stafford
Mar 9 – Laredo, TX @ Old No. 2 w/ Diarrhea Planet
Mar 12-16 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
* Mar 12th – 2:20pm – Big Picture Media Showcase @ Thirsty Nickel (325 6th St.)
* Mar 14th – 2:00pm – RedGorilla Showcase @ HandleBar Austin (121 E 5th St.)
* Mar 14th – 8:00pm – Audiotree Showcase @ Licha’s Cantina (1306 E 6th St.)
* Mar 15th – 7:00pm – The Future of Music Showcase @ Shiner Saloon (422 Congress Ave.)
Mar 17 – Fort Worth, TX @ Magnolia Motor Pub
Apr 10 – New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa
Apr 11 – Hattiesburg, MS @ The Thirsty Hippo
Apr 12 – Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works Block Party w/ The Wild Feathers & Apache Relay
Apr 22 – Cincinnati, OH @ The Drinkery
Apr 24 – New York, NY @ Rockwood Music Hall (Stage 2)
* = SXSW Showcases