Track 1: “The First Waltz” by il gato
Today we present the first song on our upcoming album, “All these Slippery Things”, to be released on July 13th, 2010. We will feature a live video or the song itself for all 13 tracks. To cap it all off, we will be performing somewhere in the Mission district of San Francisco on the day of the release with friends The Ferocious Few, The Shants, Wolf & Crow and Annie Bacon.
The album was composed along the lines of the last half of The Beatle’s “Abbey Road” or part of Neutral Milk Hotel’s “In the Aeroplane over the Sea” where the separation between tracks becomes much more, um, “slippery”. This first song represents the introduction of a waltz which then comes back at various times all constructed around the same basic melody, but each time with different instrumentation and a different overall mood. The album has an extremely apparent beginning and end, but after that things become much more ambiguous.
If you are not into surprises, then the full album is currently streaming on our Facebook page.