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Eureka California and MC12 Cassette at C86’d

Eureka California- “Big Cats Can Swim” (2012, HHBTM) 

Big Cats Can Swim is a deep and eclectic full length from Eureka California, who happen to be from Athens, Georgia.  Their music falls in the murky water between punk and indie pop.  Sometimes it’s bad when a band is able to genre bend, but this is not the case coming from this Athen’s three piece. Growing up in the south it’s easier to see how a band like this can cobble together a whole bunch of influences and create something beautiful.  Even cities like Athen’s and Chapel Hill can have their occasional dry spells of ‘big bands’ touring through, but that is when you catch the true gems of punk, rock, and pop touring through playing kitchens, living rooms, dive bars, and all ages spaces…while all your friends might not be listening to the band…you go to the show and get blown away. You end up seeing genres that might not be your thing, but get a performance that is entirely unique and unforgettable. It seems like Eureka California probably play a lot of shows like these…where the bands are honest, performances are sincere, and the friends are unforgettable. This full length brings to gather some of the best aspects of rock n’ roll in a way that can only develop in a place where the scene is not dominated by a particular flavor.