Cataldo has been hailed as “the rare kind of artist who’s able to absorb the chaotic world around him and distill it into crystalline song…with an eye for telling detail and an ear for unusual sonic textures” by American Songwriter. Their 2017 release Keepers has been welcomed as “nostalgic, and effortlessly, poetically profound,” by Nylon and “wistful and hopeful and beautiful, a brightly emotive yet understated slow-build that splits the difference between Anderson associate Ben Gibbard’s pensive indie rock stylings and rhythmically complex pop worthy of an ’80s teen movie’s closing credits” by Stereogum. Cataldo's 6th release "Literally Main Street" is due September 27th.
Plastic Picnic is an indie rock band based in Brooklyn, NY. Despite all having roots in the Pacific Northwest, the members didn’t come together until the two separate duos of singer Emile and guitarist Lincoln and drummer Gordon and bassist Marshall met in New York in 2016. Since their formation, the band has been creating a unique brand of synth-driven pop first showcased on their debut, self-titled EP. Plastic Picnic’s distinct sound has garnered them official showcases at South by Southwest, song placements on hit TV shows Homelandand Shameless, and over 150,000 average monthly listeners on Spotify.
After writing and touring throughout 2018, Plastic Picnic is self releasing their sophomore EP, Vistalite,on July 19. The upcoming project maintains Plastic’s signature style, while signaling an evolution towards a more mature sound. Crafted with the help of Sub Popstaple and producer Trevor Spencer (Father John Misty, Fleet Foxes), Vistalitepays homage to Plastic Picnic’s origins in the Pacific Northwest. Unlike the band’s debut, Vistalite takes a step back from the grit of recording in New York City apartments to embrace the organic, analog tones of a more natural setting. Lyrically, Vistaliteconfronts escapism, self-awareness, and, ultimately, healing - packaged in warm instrumentals, punchy bass lines and infectious synth melodies.