El Gato

El Gato

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CMJ calls We’re Birds, “An ambitious full-length debut that soars, swoops and flies like the birds they profess to be, El Gato's We're Birds makes a strong case for Headphone Album of the Year.” For Fans of Grandaddy, Wilco, Sonic Youth, Modest Mouse, The Flaming Lips & Built To Spill

Biography

El Gato born in Denton, TX have finished their 2nd full length album. It was recorded with Stuart Sikes (Cat Power, Modest Mouse, Walkmen), David McConnell (Elliott Smith, Wilco, Folk Implosion) and Paul Williams (El Gato's We're Birds). We’re Birds was released in 2002 to critical praise and college radio success.
With an orchestral blend of layered guitars, keyboards and vocals, El Gato's non-traditional approach to song writing and constant sonic experimentation has caught the attention of national media and music enthusiasts. Alternative Press said of the album, “Charming and tunefully grandiose, this is music you can take home to mom – and get her looped with it.” CMJ New Music Report calls We’re Birds, “An ambitious full-length debut that soars, swoops and flies like the birds they profess to be, El Gato's We're Birds makes a strong case for Headphone Album of the Year.” The Daily University Star from SW Texas State University says of We’re Birds, “Don’t take this statement lightly since the year has seen great albums from The Flaming Lips, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Spoon
and Beck -- El Gato has released the best album of the year.”

For its live performances, the quartet merges instruments, effects, vocal harmonies and a visual trip to pull-off the rich, multi-layered sounds found on the album. Fans of Modest Mouse, Grandaddy, Built To Spill and The Flaming Lips will appreciate the pop diversity found on We’re Birds.

Having toured and played shows over the last two years with the likes of Jason Loewenstein (of Sebadoh), Goldenboy (Shon Sullivan – Elliott Smith, Eels, Neil Finn), Ash, J.Mascis and more, El Gato is currently working on the follow-up to We’re Birds. El Gato has been recording at Satellite Park (Malibu, CA) with David McConnell (Elliott Smith, Wilco, Folk Implosion) and at BPL (Dallas, TX) with the Pipe’s Brothers over the last six months. The band hopes to release the new record in 2004.

For more information contact:
DynaGirl Management: Kirk or Rebecca Dixon
dynagirlmgmt@aol.com or (972) 964-2220

www.elgatomusic.com
www.myspace.com/elgatomusic

Lyrics

THE FRUSTRATED COWBOY

Written By: Music by El Gato, Lyrics by John Vineyard

Ride...
Pour a drink in the frustrated cowboy's heart
and the nights get long
and the nights get hard to remember
Ride...
Pour a drink in the frustrated cowboy's heart
and the nights get long
and the nights get hard to remember

Like honey on your lazy tongue
Like honey on your lazy tongue
Like honey on your lazy tongue
Like honey on your lazy tongue

Ride...
Pour a drink in the frustrated cowboy's heart
and the nights get long
and the nights get hard to remember

Like honey on your lazy tongue
Like honey on your lazy tongue
Like honey on your lazy tongue
Like honey on your lazy tongue

Ride...
Pour a drink in the frustrated cowboy's heart
and the nights get long
and the nights get hard to remember

Drink twice as fast and twice as much
Drink twice as fast and twice as much
Drink twice as fast and twice as much
Drink twice as fast and twice as much

Discography

Escape Artist - 7 Inch - 1997
Everybody's a Pinata - EP - 1999
Static Orange - Compilation - 1999
Merge 93.3FM Local CD - 2000
Already Gone: A Compilation of Texas bands 2001
The Christmas Single - December 2001
We're Birds - January 2002
Fossil 13 Tracks Volume 1 - 2002
KRTU - Live From Studio A Undercover - 2003
Once We Were Lovers - Split EP w/ HiFi Drowning - 2004
Cornerstone Player 66 (CD 1) - March 2006
New Album - 2006

Set List

Sets are usually an hour to an hour and a half.
Bangin On Doors
The Frustrated Cowboy
Killing Glaciers
Scorpions in Your Shoes
X-Ray
Lost In America Part 1
Wonderlost
Pianos on Crutches
Dolphin with Legs
Never Thought I Was Invincible
Reso Silverleaf
Stained Glass Windshield
We're Birds
Sandcastles
Bad Hips
Winter
Three Moons Over San Elijo
The Bravest Braves
Blue Eyes in the Trenches