Similar To: Jeff Buckley, Bon Iver, Radiohead, Arcade Fire, Foals.
Genre: Acoustic ,Alternative,Ambient,FILM,Folk,Indie,New Wave,Singer-Songwriter
Cai.ro has been on a steady rise in the Canadian indie music scene since the late 2011 release of their debut EP entitled √¢‚Ç¨≈ìYoung Love√¢‚Ç¨¬ù. NOW! Magazine called them a √¢‚Ç¨≈ìmust see√¢‚Ç¨¬ù in Toronto√¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s 2011 Indie Week roundup, CMJ.com featured the band in their September artist spotlight and their appearance on BalconyTV.com ranked 2nd worldwide among the site√¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s weekly video releases.
Nate Daniels (vocals/guitar), Matt Sullivan (drums/percussion), Caitlin Grieve (strings/vocals), Dante Berardi Jr (guitar/vocals) and Wooyoung Kim (bass) have an obvious affinity for haunting quiet and walls of sound. Their music √¢‚Ç¨‚Äú sometimes orchestral and sometimes minimal √¢‚Ç¨‚Äú can be characterized as strangely familiar while remaining unmistakably new. √¢‚Ç¨≈ìIt wouldn√¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢t be hard to picture the members of Cai.ro√¢‚Ç¨¬¶ chopping up a soundtrack for Darren Aronofsky or the like,√¢‚Ç¨¬ù said CMJ√¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s Alex Eriksen. XM Radio√¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s Discover Music Canada called them √¢‚Ç¨≈ìthe love child of Gotye and Arcade Fire,√¢‚Ç¨¬ù saying they have √¢‚Ç¨≈ìdelicate middle ground between busy and restrained.√¢‚Ç¨¬ù Alan Cross compared them to the Fleet Foxes, likening √¢‚Ç¨≈ìHalfway There√¢‚Ç¨¬ù to the gentle sounds of the Seattle band.
Cai.ro is continuing to build on the momentum built in 2011. They are currently being featured in From Far And Wide, a web series showcasing Canadian indie bands (fromfarandwide.com). Their song √¢‚Ç¨≈ìAll These Colours√¢‚Ç¨¬ù has been chosen for the final scenes of the Canadian feature film Locked In A Garage Band. √¢‚Ç¨≈ìAll These Colours√¢‚Ç¨¬ù will also be featured by Monster/Diesel for the worldwide launch campaign of their new √¢‚Ç¨≈ìVektr√¢‚Ç¨¬ù headphones.
The band recently performed at The SteamWhistle Unsigned Showcase, played Four NXNE showcases, Three Pop Montreal Showcases and placed 3rd at North American Indie Week 2012 (out of 300+ bands). Cai.ro is looking forward to a busy and exciting fall/winter.
The Young Love EP is available on iTunes.