Phoenix, AZ based band KATASTRO is spinning heads with their brand new album, ‘Sucker‘. Realeased July 16, has been described as “a great summer album, with plenty of tunes that would be great to get up and dance to at a party, or just to chill out to and relax.” The 12-track collection, the Phoenix-based quartet’s sixth full-length album, features their buzzy summer anthem “The Way I Feel,” which is currently featured on a variety of top Spotify playlists including The New Alt, New Noise, PopRox and Beach Vibes, along with the singles “Droptop,” “One Day,” “100 Rips” and “Way Too High.”
“We had a lot of time with this one. For the first time, we sat down and thought about writing an album for the fans,” reveals vocalist Andy Chaves. “I think Sucker is the sound of all of our previous albums blended into one. We brought back a lot of live drums and tons of guitar solos. This one made us feel good while we were creating it, and I hope the same happens for you when you’re listening to it.”
Sucker represents a notably more mature sound for Katastro while showcasing their unique melting pot stew of rock, hip-hop, funk, blues, pop, and reggae. Produced by Matt Keller (Lydia, Anarbor, Redlands), Sucker embodies the constant loop of life, love, hate and wanting to break the pattern. The 12 songs on the album bring listeners along on a ride, providing a summery soundtrack and something a little more positive to look forward to when everything feels off.
“Sucker showcases our evolution as a band over the past decade. I am truly proud of this body of work and I hope it can bring happiness to people in the same way it did for us when we created it,” adds drummer Andrew Stravers.
If you find yourself in the Southwest, you should totally catch KATASTRO in concert at one of their shows. Head over to our Instagram story to see the schedule and find out if you can make one of their live performances! If not, no worries; you can listen to ‘Sucker’ below. And make sure to follow the band on Instagram for the latest updates.