Dos

Artist: 
El Gato Dice
Non-Airable Tracks: 
None
Label: 
Robot Envy Studios
Album Art: 

I had never heard of this band before but I saw their name and that they had a picture of a cute cat on the back and I knew I had to review them. I would El Gato Dice's Dos is the ecuivilent of 80's rock pop but for the indie genre. They are labeled as indie on their website, but I get more or a rock and pop vibe fromt their sound. It makes me want to sway my head and hips and clean my house. The lyrics are cute and the instrumentals are supper easy to listen to making it a very light album that you should play on your show.

I like that there is this slight contradiction of what I think is going to be cheery pop songs and then the subtle rock and roll inputs of bass and drums. Also there are moments of grunge and electronic sounds you don't expect either which really sold me this album. El Gato Dice is a fairly cool band from San Francisco, with a unique sound that falls into many genres, and best of all: their vocals. Thumbs up.

Sounds Like: 
Vampire Weekend but definitely not Vampire Weekend
Sounds Like: 
The Presidents of the United States
Recommended Tracks: 
3 Trap: upbeat, poppy but very rock band sounding, fun to play on radio
7 Insatiable: gritty, no vocals
4 So Say: slow, soothing, indie, random good female vocals come out of nowhere
Name: 
Taylor Ducklow
Date Reviewed: 
11/14/2015