18 December 2014


Rarely does a band set a mood like São Paulo's GATTOPARDO. Piercing, gripping, dark sounds that land miles away from the '80s rehash that they are likely to get lumped in with. Visceral comparisons to early post punk and post-goth independent/alt rock and there's a WARSAW thing that creeps into certain aspects, but the determined sputtering vocals and the lazy buzzsaw guitars combine to create a sound that is totally their own. Four of these tracks were on the Virus Tropical comp that made the rounds both here and on RAKTA's recent tour, for those keeping track.

If it's possible for a video to capture a band's aesthetic, then this clip for "Jornada Noturna" does so brilliantly.

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