il gato – “All these Slippery Things”

Not sure how to describe these quirky alt-folk dabblers in passionate and trippy tunes with the occasional Sufjanesque trumpet/flugelhorn flourish.  Hey!  I just did.  Try them and you might be caught smiling as you impatiently wait for “All these Slippery Things” July 13th, 2010.

il gato – On Feathers & Arrows (on Burnt Pine)  Initial track from forthcoming full-length “All these Slippery Things”

il gato – The Taste  From first solo album, “converstionmusic”

Current Location:
San Francisco
Artists We Also Like:
Mississippi John Hurt, Neutral Milk Hotel, Talking Heads, Ethiopiques: Vol. 4 &5, Bon Iver, Beirut, Port O’brien
Early Country-Folk-Blues, Talking Heads, Neutral Milk Hotel, Radiohead acoustic, Led zeppelin acoustic, Modest Mouse acoustic, Ethiopiques: Vol. 4&5, Andrew Bird, M. Ward, Phillip Glass, Enya, Otis Redding, Pearl Jam, Bon Iver
il gato originally was conceived as a performance art piece by Gainesville, Florida native Daimian Holiday Scott while studying architecture in Vicenza, Italy. Guayaveras, the Italian language, the Spanish language, and covers of Enrique Inglesias and Boyz II Men were to abound. Perhaps thankfully, most of the original ideas have took their departure and a new, more unhinged face has arose.

The current incarnation of il gato may best be described as indie-baroque-folk. Utilizing the repetition… (read more)

Facebook Page:

We are now streaming the full album on our Facebook BandPage. The official release date is July 13th which we are creating a lot of content for. We are going to post several live videos (a la Blogoteque) in the days leading up to it as well. As there are 13 tracks something new will come each day in July!

Truly nice (short) video here: 

And a longer one here:

~ by castleqwayr on June 26, 2010.

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