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Sol Cat (Nashville, Tenn.)
Psychedelic Groove Rock
The six members of Sol Cat came together in Nashville after arriving from other parts of the country (mainly to go to Belmont University), bringing with them, obviously, varied experiences and musical tastes. Though tight and cohesive, that diversity feeds into Sol Cat’s unique sound, which mixes Indie Rock, dance-floor rhythms, artsy, funky guitar and a psychedelic luster. The band unveiled its self-titled debut album earlier this year with a packed release party in Nashville, where they’ve become a hot draw (and that’s in a town with a lot of hot draws). The band has been spreading its appeal even further via touring, already boasting big audiences in other towns thanks to the power of word of mouth.
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