Wednesday August 24th 2011
San Francisco, CA
The pride of Haight street
Helping people who can't dance, can't dance harder.
Indie / Psychedelic / Rock
Washington State indie rockers The Cat from Hue play songs which mix a dash of the Dead, a dollop of Modest Mouse, a teaspoon full of funk and even a pinch of the stuff George Harrison wrote for the Beatles into that quintessential Pacific Northwest indie sound." - ..BlogMonterey
"The Cat From Hue does an excellent job of bottling all of their sounds and noises into dense packages of pop, rock, folk, psychedelia or whatever you want to call it.".. -AS REVIEW .. .. .."The Cat From Hue is from Camano Island. We can only assume then that "Hue" is some sort of self-referential island slang. Handclaps, guitars with a slight twang, soulful harmonies, and implications of impossible rooms tastefully decorate their bustling tunes. Fans of The Raggedy Anns' skiffle rock, and those who have ever wished for an upbeat Castanets, would do well to listen to Stumble On, where those elements make an appearance, but the arrangement makes them shine.".. -Seattlest .. .. .."The Cat From Hue are a clever and instrumentally varied band whose songs coast effortlessly through introspective landscapes of narrative songwriting. With radiant guitars and subtly haunting vocals, this Camano Island, Wash. quintet has created an indie folk sound that is decidedly original".. -Sound off panel .. .. .."The five members of this psych-folk outfit sound sweet, with jazz-inspired drums, swirling guitars, and inviting melodies. But don't let The Cat From Hue's warmth fool you; these guys know how to write a biting lyric about the Seattle music industry. Enter "Welcome Back the Rain": "I hear the Puget Sound is the land of the green/I reciprocate the meaning with a speech about the scene." It's a hard sentiment to refute.".. -Seattle Weekly .. .. .."The music itself draws from a plethora of influences. Modest Mouse, Grizzly Bear, Portugal. The Man, and 'of course, the '60's throwbacks' - the Beatles definitely pop into a few tracks. So far, the eclectic influences are working.".. -Stanwood/Camano News