The Catalyst

Robert DeLong

Live in the Atrium

Robert DeLong

Gothic Tropic

Wed, July 17, 2019

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

The Catalyst

Santa Cruz, CA

$18 in advance / $20 at the door

This event is 16 and over

Robert DeLong
Robert DeLong
Raised in the suburbs of Seattle, headed south to Los Angeles with a toolbox of Wii-motes, keyboards, and drums to develop a live rock show that CMJ Magazine claims worthy of "an 8-bit warrior, seamlessly creating danceable electro beats with his Wii remote and Sega Genesis controller on par with the Chemical Brothers. "DeLong began performing his genre-bending songs in 2010, where he uses MIDI interfaces, a full drum set, drum pads, keyboards, laptops and game controllers, looping his music to fuse electronic dance beats with rock 'n' roll melodies.


In 2013, Robert released his debut album, Just Movement, which included hit single, "Global Concepts." The track quickly rose to the top of the charts in Australia and became a platinum single. DeLong followed up with is sophomore album, In The Card, in 2015. In The Cards yielded a string of fan favorite singles such as "Long Way Down" and "Don't Wait Up."


See You In The Future, the latest EP released October 19, 2018 by DeLong includes recent collaboration with K.Flay, "Favorite Color is Blue," which went Top 12 at Alternative radio, and "Revolutionary" which hit Top 30 at Alternative radio. DeLong also joined forces with producer extrodinaire, Ricky Reed [Twenty One Pilots, Galantis] for "First Person on Earth," which he calls his "very first love song." Written the day after the 2016 election, the aptly titled, "Beginning of the End" - produced by Tim Pagnotta - tempers widescreen festival-ready melodies with intricate production punctuated by video-game esque bleeps and rich electro flourishes.


DeLong recently wrapped up a national tour with AJR at the end of 2018, and started 2019 in February with a headline tour selling out multiple shows including Kansas City, Buffalo, Cincinnati and Seattle! The See You In The Future Tour began in Chicago moving through Toronto, bouncing back down through Mexico and ending strong in Los Angeles where his lively and energetic performance was filmed and aired multiple times on NBC's, Last Call With Carson Daly, in March and May. Stay tuned for more tour dates this summer!
Gothic Tropic
Gothic Tropic
Freshman album ‘Fast or Feast’ explores themes of empowerment, where strength is found in the times of vulnerability. Rising from the ashes of old relationships and the difficulties of growing up, Gothic Tropic's new record skillfully and wittily riffs on such universal experiences. Teaching herself to play guitar watching Television live videos on You Tube and listening to Fleetwood Mac on the home stereo, Gothic Tropic aka Cecilia Della Peruti poured these twin loves with psychedelia and 80s poolside pop into ‘Fast or Feast’s hooky ten tracks.


For Della Peruti, the title of her new album came from a place of paradoxical brutality. “I felt it personified the extreme conditions of the writing and recording process, as well as where I'm at in my life. The chances of becoming homeless or renting a jet are somehow equal”, she muses. From one extreme to another ‘Fast or Feast’ captures the spirit of Della Peruti’s artistry that triumphantly mixes shimmering pop with psych and classic rock. Recorded in LA with Devendra Banhart, Feist and Electric Guest affiliate Todd Dahlhoff, ‘Fast or Feast’ was the result of a one year period of writing on the road. Accordingly, the patchworked process influenced Della Peruti's “sense of freedom to create a wide variety of music, while all belonging to the same family”.


From the roaring opening single ‘Stronger’ to the atmospheric anthem of the closing track ‘Feed You To The Sharks’, ‘Fast or Feast’ is an essential, thundering medley of Della Peruti’s shredding guitars and “shiny pop concision”, the Guardian raved about.

Los Angeles native Cecilia Della Peruti introduces some hard edges to the playful world of pop. She keeps the vibe punchy with a unique lead guitar style inspired by 70s heroes and nods to an era of female rock nobility that begs to be seen and heard. After earning endorsements from indie-rock heroes James Mercer and Karen O, Della Peruti cut her teeth as a multi-instrumentalist touring player for Beck, Børns, Charli XCX, and more. Della Peruti has won sponsorships with leading gear manufacturers, and is currently featured as one of the guitarists in Fender's American Professional Series campaign, alongside legends like Charlie Bereal and Duff Mckagan.


Gothic Tropic's new music has been attracting international media appeal from Beats 1's Zane Lowe, KROQ's Kat Corbett, to Australia's Triple J, as well as having been added to many major front page Spotify and Apple Music playlists. After having supported Kate Nash on her recent UK tour, as well as packing out her first UK and EU headline tour and festival circuit, Gothic Tropic is bound for "slick, full arenas." (DIY Magazine).
Venue Information:
The Catalyst
1011 Pacific Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA, 95060
http://www.catalystclub.com/