Tempe, Arizona’s Alt. Rock quartet, known as Katastro, will be releasing a 9 track EP, titled No Mud, No Lotus on Tues. Nov 4th. To spotlight this release, they’re sharing track 6 off the new release with the song, “Runaway” & giving away the MP3, this week only, on our homepage…
You can download Katastro’s new track, “Runaway”, for FREE on our home page under the MP3 Leak of the Week on the right hand column! This Download will only be available until Saturday Nov 8th, 2014.
Katastro – “Runaway”
For this release, Katastro chose to work with producer Curtis Douglas (The Maine, Eagles In Drag, This Century, Austin Gibbs and Sarah Robinson, The Midnight Special) at Red Mountain Studios. Douglas had this to say about Katastro’s new EP: “With this record we set out to produce an album that would take them further (musically) than their previous stuff, while not messing up their sound, making sure we do it justice. They’re an amazing band, and great guys to work with.”
The album and title are a recreation of Katastro in which singer, Andy Chaves, says: “We’ve been through so much heavy stuff as a band, that we just let that all come out in these songs. The album title gets right to that — the Lotus flower grows in the mud, then turns into something beautiful.”
The first single off the new EP, “Runaway”, quickly shot to #1 on SoundCloud’s Alternative Rock Trending Music Chart, with over 35,000 streams in its first week. This release is Katastro’s first time working with a producer throughout the entire writing and recording process. Andy Chaves, continued by stating that: “Runaway is one of my favorite songs on the new record. We have been playing it live for the last couple years so it was fun to get into the studio and add little things here and there that brought the song to life.”
You can pick up Katastro’s new album No Mud, No Lotus EP on iTunes by clicking HERE!
Based in Tempe, Arizona, Katastro boasts the musical talents of Andy Chaves on vocals, Andrew Stravers on drums, Tanner Riccio on guitar, and Ryan Weddle on bass. Formed in 2007, Katastro has been tearing up the SouthWest music scene sharing the stage with Awolnation, 311, New Politics and Rebelution, as well as national tours with Tomorrows Bad Seeds, Passafire, Pacific Dub and their most recent with the Dirty Heads, including one of their biggest shows to date in front of a capacity crowd of over 9500 people at the world famous Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Boulder, CO.
This winter, they’ll be on the entire Winter Blackout Tour opening up for The Expendables. You can read more about that by clicking HERE! & staying up to date on their tour dates below…
Huge thanks again to Katastro for allowing us to share new track, “Runaway” to post up for FREE download. Free music is a privilege that we’re grateful for and we appreciate the work these artists do! Please feel free to download this song for FREE and spread the awareness to your friends!
Enjoy the FREE track on the homepage!
Article By: Andrew McClatchy
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