Strife Exclusive: Katastro Single Premiere


The alternative music scene today is flooded with bands and acts that all too often overlap in ideas and sound, becoming lost in a sea of similarity.

Since 2007, Katastro have been paving their own path and creating their own unique identity. Their lack of confinement to any strict genre or set of musical rules has brought in a plethora of fans and a multitude of artists who respect them.

Following the release of their album ‘Washed’ in 2018, the band quickly became a prevalent aspect of the scene, well-known for their experimental nature and individualism. Since this positive response, Katastro have been working tirelessly in the depths of their studio, producing their fourth full-length album to date.

The new album, ‘Tropical Heartbreak’ is set to be released on the 18th of October- but that hasn’t stopped them from giving fans a taste of what’s to come in the form of singles such as ‘Antisocial’.

If you have been following and enjoying the singles so far, we have some amazing news for you! Katastro has shared their next single exclusively with us, Strife Magazine! That’s right, you get to hear it here first!

The new single, ‘Pine’, is a versatile, unique and emotive track, sure to exude the same depth and connection most Katastro songs exhibit.

We were fortunate enough to share a few words with bassist, Ryan Weddle- someone who’s words truly encapsulate the nature of this track;

“Sometimes you find yourself bending backwards for everyone around you and there can be a moment where you stop and notice the position you've let yourself get into. Pine is a song just about that. How did things get here and how did I not see this all along. It can be easy to justify small actions and not fully grasp the bigger picture of what's to come."

Alongside this in-depth look into the track, Weddle also shared the true meaning of the name; a meaning much deeper than first anticipated,

suffer a mental and physical decline, especially because of a broken heart.”

Listen to ‘Pine’ here;

If you are eager for even more, Katastro will be taking ‘Pine’ and the rest of ‘Tropical Heartbreak’ on the road with a string of US tour dates! With the dates on the horizon, there is limited time to snatch up tickets and see the dynamic and awe-inspiring band in the flesh. Take a look at the dates below, and visit their website for further details!

10/19 Tempe, AZ Tempe Marketplace
11/02 Albuquerque, NM Launchpad
11/04 Dallas, TX Club Dada
11/05 Austin, TX Stubb’s Indoor
11/06 San Antonio, TX Paper Tiger
11/08 Atlanta, GA Masquerade Hell
11/09 Tampa, FL Crowbar
11/10 Orlando, FL Soundbar
11/12 Richmond, VA Canal Club
11/13 Washington DC DC9
11/14 Somerville, MA ONCE
11/15 Brooklyn, NY Knitting Factory
11/16 Asbury Park, NJ House of Independents
11/18 Cleveland, OH HOB Cambridge Room
11/19 Chicago, IL Beat Kitchen
11/20 Omaha, NE The Waiting Room
11/22 Pueblo, CO Brues Alehouse
11/23 Denver, CO Bluebird Theater
11/24 Salt Lake City, UT Soundwell
11/26 Sacramento, CA Holy Diver
11/27 Berkeley, CA Cornerstone
11/29 Santa Ana, CA Constellation Room
11/30 San Diego, CA HOB Voodoo Room

We can not wait for the release of ‘Tropical Heartbreak’, and we wish Katastro the best of luck for the release of an album that is already shaping up to be astounding!

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