The LA-based musician Dylan Rodrigue is set to release his debut album Cat’s Game on the 25th of January via Bad Paintings (UK/EU) and Palomino Records (USA/ROW). Today we premiere the album, listen on the stream below.
Dylan Rodrigue began playing guitar and writing his own songs when only eight years of age before going on to study classical guitar in high school and eventually obtaining a degree in songwriting and avant-garde composition at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts).
Cat’s Game is the follow-up to the four-song Scrimp EP which was released back in August. The new record showcases a broad spectrum of styles and influences, ranging from acoustic folk to garage punk. Lead single ‘Self-Love’ finds Dylan Rodrigue in more reflective mood. A delightful pop vignette, it brings to mind some of Elliot Smith’s darker simplicity whilst courting the outsider fragility of an earlier Ariel Pink.
Dylan Rodrigue is coming over to the UK to tour in March.