El Gato Dice / Dos
Album: Dos   Collection:General
Artist:El Gato Dice   Added:Jul 2015
Label:El Gato Dice  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2015-07-10 Pull Date: 2015-09-11
Week Ending: Sep 13 Aug 30 Aug 16 Aug 9 Aug 2 Jul 26 Jul 19
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 2 4 1

Recent Airplay
1. Jun 19, 2021: Music Casserole (rebroadcast from Aug 1, 2015)
4. Aug 12, 2015: Brownian Motion
2. Sep 10, 2015: Clean Copper Radio
5. Aug 03, 2015: Breakaway Bluff
3. Aug 28, 2015: ITYOTET: Two Boxes Of Magnetized Toner
6. Aug 01, 2015: Music Casserole

Album Review
Ramzi Salti
Reviewed 2015-07-07
El Gato Dice [DOS]
All tracks FCC Clean

This is the second official CD by El Gato Dice and offers an eclectic mix of songs, some simply as duos, some trios, some as a five-piece. The CD has a kind of melancholic feel, like Death Cab versus the Smiths. It is post-punk/ Indie Adult AAA. FCC Clean.
**Best Tracks: 5 and 7
1. Matador- one minute moody instrumental sounding like a sad matador who reaches a melancholic ending with his bull. Compare to a Cure or Smiths intro.
2. Clean-post punk lead track with indie rock verses and quirky oriental scales and vocal chants. And a big chorus.
3. Trap- post punk tongue in cheek number about someone who gets the best of you EVERY time. Very Chapel Hill/DC sounding.
4. So Say- more traditional El Gato Dice sound- a melancholic song, not really sad but powerful in the verses. A celebratory melancholy like Radiohead before they got really far out.
**5. Haymaker- tongue in cheek country-alt-rocker that would be quite at home on a Bonneroo stage complete with slide guitar and three part harmonies! (1st ever)
6 Walk A Mile- a love story about ghosts, or at least seeing what you WANT to see. Indie but has an arena feel and mass chorus ending.
**7. Insatiable- this 6 minute instrumental defies logic and breaks the mold- and is the biggest hit so far! It's part spy movie, part space odyssey, with a shoegaze end not to be missed. It's actually about a robot and his day at work.
8. Rain Song- broody, powerful 90s post punk rocker about- rain! And water water everywhere.
9. In Defense- the 1st song written from the list of 10- it’s just a defiant little rocker a/la Wire meets the Foo Fighters
10. Walk A Mile- released in acoustic format in 2013, it was brought back as the perfect comedown for the 9 electric tracks that came before it.

Track Listing
1. Matador   6. Walk A Mile
2. Clean   7. Insatiable
3. Trap   8. Rain Song
4. So Say   9. In Defense
5. Haymaker   10. Walk A Mile (Acoustic)