Baroque indie-folk ensemble Il Gato celebrates All These Slippery Things Tuesday, June 22 at Bottom of the Hill (8pm, $8) with The Shants and Jen Grady (cellist to Emily Jane White, Garrett Pierce, Adam Stephens). Il Gato will recreate the album in full with a string section and banjo, before the record is released on July 13 (with more purchasing information to be posted on their website).
Il Gato – “On Feathers & Arrows (on Burnt Pine)”
Il Gato’s newest record comes a long way from the shy debut recordings of 2007. A perfect invitation to listen to the album, “On Feathers & Arrows” gives a sampling of the thick compositional creativity that All These Slippery Things should be chock-full of. Commenting on the record, writer Daimian Holiday Scott noted that it was inspired by Neutral Milk Hotel’s In the Aeroplane Over the Sea and Paul Thomas Anderson’s Magnolia, and that the album’s 13 tracks mark in and mark out as one musical concept with illustration throughout. The album was tracked at Tiny Telephone and completed in an Oakland apartment.
Il Gato is scheduled to play a string of local shows listed below. For more information leading up to the July 13 release (like the teaser above), follow the Il Gato blog.
7/10: San Francisco – BlueSix with Lea Carey Grant, Wolf Larsen
7/28: Santa Cruz – The Crepe Place with Bill Baird, Jesse Woods
8/1: San Francisco – Hemlock Tavern with Bill Baird, Jesse Woods