El Gato Dice consists of Bob Crews (drums), David Jesitus (guitar, vocals), and Alexis Blair (bass, vocals). An old post punk band was dissolving in 2009 but Bob and David still had things to say. So they churned out the seven track “Uno” in 2010 and also found a home studio in Robot Envy. The result was sweet edgy Americana, and the reception was good.
Forward to 2013. Dos begins to form in delicious lo-fi with acoustic “Clean” and “Walk A Mile” making an extra-terrestrial radio splash. Ugur Pece joins as full time bassist and amps things up–the quite electric (and eclectic) “Dos” rears it’s pretty head in summer 2015. College radio gets it (they actually get it) and the band is finally on air nationwide.
The spooky, almost industrial “Insatiable” instrumental clocks in at almost seven minutes and becomes a surprise hit. Ugur has to relocate (it’s too loud for him, maybe? Just kidding. Career change) so Alexis takes over the reins in 2017 and the band fires off another 10 track trip—the critically acclaimed “Tres“. It’s got the gaze people expect, but peppered with pop and glam. Delicious. But don’t take our word for it, see for yourself.
Listen for “Tame” and “Someday Soon” left of the dial radio this fall. And check them out blazing a California stage near you.
What does the cat say? The cat says “yes” to El Gato Dice.