Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Statues of Cats, Chess, Grooving Geeks and Melancholy Memorabilia

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Los Angeles Based Alt-Indie band Statues of Cats recent album Memorabilia is an irreverent and highly talented work.

yuki“Diligence is the mother of good luck.”

-Benjamin Franklin

Album Review: Memorabilia – available on 80/20 Records and on Bandcamp

Reviewed by joseph Timmons: Xombiewoof Magazine

catcoverThe world is full of nerds, we’re all a bit nerdy, really – some with video games, others with “Comicons”, all of us have something that invokes a surge of breathless wonder and excites the inner child that wants to do nothing more than play and slay dragons in our dreams. Ever see or hear a band that has the same effect on you as your favorite Sci-fi movie?

Statures of Cats is a four piece ensemble of artists that have created an undeniably catchy and somewhat irreverent ( as I have said before ) sound that keeps you listening and moves you to tippy tap your toes in measure with the music. Band members Daphne Greene and Jonney Machtig on Guitar, Anthony Salazar on Drums and Dan Rojas on Bass create a delightful and resounding “cacophony” of blissful tonality, with all the members doing vocals with grand harmony.

Do I sound a bit off to you, a bit “nerdy” in my prose and conjugation of verbs; well it’s all good to me…. That’s what Statues of Cats does with their music; it weaves a thought into your head that you have to follow. Nominated by L.A. Weekly as “Best Live Band of 2014”, Statues of Cats is a up and coming band with a fast growing following, able to cross musical divides, not being cast as a particular type of music, Memorabilia, stated as an EP is really a taste of what is forthcoming and I feel there will be more great wok coming from this quartet of quirk.

With influences that range from classic rock acts like Led Zeppelin and Queen, to more current Jack White, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Muse leanings. The band has toured and played extensively in and around the Los Angeles and surrounding area, playing venues like the Whiskey A-Go-Go, The Viper Room, and Sunset Strip House of Blues, as well as Silverlake mainstay The Satellite and others. In 2013 they played an event affiliated with Phoenix Comicon, further cementing the band's nerd-dom, and 2014 also marked Statues' first time playing Trans Pride LA.

I strongly advise you to seek the inner geek and follow Statues of Cats on the webiverse at the following links:


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