With a name like GASHCAT, I had no idea what to expect. After 10 seconds into my first listen, I didn’t care what their name was. All I cared about was hearing more.
Originally from Mississippi, the five some (i think) released their debut LP Reunion! in March 2011. More recently, the group had a strong showing at this year’s SXSW and are now currently working on a new record and touring the east coast, with plans to venture out west for some mid-summer shows. It’s a bit difficult to pin down their “sound”, but Robin Hilton of NPR Music put it best — “Neutral Milk Hotel for the 21st century.” If you’ve ever listened to the All Songs Considered podcast, you know Robin is a big fan of Neutral Milk Hotel, so this is an even bigger compliment. Don’t believe Robin? Listen to “Ghost of a Ghost”, “Melanie”, or “The Morning Sun” and you’ll definitely hear the resemblance.
I’m really excited to see what GASHCAT has in store for us. In the meantime, I’m gonna continue listening to Reunion! on repeat, as you should too.
♩GASHCAT//The Morning Sun (from Reunion!)
♩GASHCAT//Ghost of a Ghost (from Reunion!)
♩GASHCAT//Melanie (from Reunion!)