Quick Hitters:: Kuato



Chances are, if you’re from Halifax, and you name your new band after a beloved Total Recall character, I’m going to listen to what it is you have on offer. It certainly helps if the person that reaches out to us about said new band also happens to be in one of my favorite local bands. Such was the case with Kuato, as drummer Josh Pothier also mans the skins for The Sleepless Nights.


Anyhoo, Josh and his three compatriots in Kuato (Devin Peck, Scott Mallory, and Adam Toth) have released a free 2-song EP via new local label/collective Acadian Embassy (an excellent name I might add) to help expose their brand of instrumental rock & roll to the masses. Whilst it may only be two songs, those songs weigh in at a hefty 15 and 10 minutes, so there’s certainly ample opportunity to get a feel for what the Halifax Kuato is all about (a quick Googlage indicates the little slimy chest growth is a popular band name).


Personally, I like what I hear. The guys are clearly experienced players, everything sounds really good, and they’ve put a bit of a different spin on the post-rock template, incorporating less of the quiet-loud-quiet type pattern those of us with scant experience in the genre might expect. They’ve incorporated some different sounds as well, including some haunting/agressive strings on Al-jazebra. So then, get your ass to Mars, or just give Kuato a listen.

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MP3:: Kuato - Nazi Synthesizers
BANDCAMP:: kuatoband.bandcamp.com



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