Nashville rockers Sol Cat released their brand new EP, Welcome to Cowabunga, on Tuesday. Cowabunga follows the group’s self-titled, self-released debut, and showcases tighter production, an even greater sonic focus, and a sound that still fully embodies Sol Cat’s signature psychedelic, groove-rock tendencies, but sees the group broadening their accessibility, and incorporating intensified electronic elements, denser arrangements, and poppier sensibilities.
We’ve been following these guys for awhile now, and are thrilled to see the musical direction they’ve taken. Sol Cat are one of the most energetic and fun live bands in town, and their hometown EP release show TONIGHT at Mercy Lounge is sure to be a blast! With The Lonely Biscuits, The JAG, and Body of Light rounding out the lineup, this might just be your best bet for the evening if you’re looking for an alternative to Atoms for Peace. More after the jump!
We’ve talked about Sol Cat on this site time and time again, and with good reason; they’re one of Music City’s most promising up and coming acts, and a top contender to be one of the city’s next breakout rock bands. You can stream their new EP below, and, if you dig it, download it for just $3. Tonight’s show will only set you back a mere $5 but, if you’d rather snag a physical copy of Cowabunga, $8 will get you into the show AND score you a copy. Can’t beat that!
THE LONELY BISCUITS
Talk about an impressive supporting act. Funky, indie, soul rockers The Lonely Biscuits have been racking up hype left and right, even recently snagging an MTVu Woodie Award for College Artist of the Year. Their laid back, good vibes are a perfect match for Sol Cat’s nonchalant attitude. Look for their new EP, Things Sure Have Changed, later this month.
If The Lonely Biscuits channel Sol Cat’s laid back attitude and groove tendencies, Nashville (by way of Mississippi) rockers The JAG share their retro affinity, but dialed up a notch. We’ve told you about these guys on plenty of occasions in the past, and they’re always a treat live. Check out the Third Shift Spotlight interview we conducted with them last spring.
BODY OF LIGHT
Continuing the trend of opening acts sharing a stylistic trait with the multi-faceted sound of Sol Cat, Body of Light, perhaps the most diverse act on the lineup, embody Sol Cat’s more electronic, atmospheric tendencies. Their hypnotic, lush tunes are worth showing up early for!
Sol Cat, The Lonely Biscuits, The JAG, and Body of Light will perform TONIGHT at Mercy Lounge. The show is 18+, begins at at 9 p.m. (doors at 8 p.m.), and tickets are available for $5, or $8 with a copy of Welcome to Cowabunga.