Fresh off the road from 2014’s Vans Warped Tour after winning Best Rock Song for The John Lennon Songwriting Contest, Wildcat Apollo certainly has a promising future ahead of them. Members Alex Margolin, Cat Tassini, and brothers Aaron and Taylor Eichensee made their way to Austin, Texas in 2013 to record their debut, self-titled album, which was released in October of last year. The band relocated permanently to the city in early 2014.

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“KC Zombie” is a wonderful mix of dreamy, psychedelic-pop infused with luscious spanning scenes of vintage models and decor. What starts as a glimpse into a fantasy world between four walls spirals into a horrific nightmare, all the while Eichenseer and Tassini keep us adrift with their hypnotic vocals, “I shot a bullet through your love/Velvet and hallowed those shimmering showers.” Yet just as quickly, Wildcat Apollo rips us out of this alternate haunting world with dimming lights and simmering silence, leaving us with merely a fleeting memory of a hallucinatory dreamscape.

 

 

You can purchase Wildcat Apollo’s album here, and see them perform June 29th at Holy Mountain.