Cai.ro has been on a steady rise in the Canadian indie music scene since the late 2011 release of their debut EP entitled "Young Love". NOW! Magazine called them a "must see" in Toronto's 2011 Indie Week roundup, CMJ.com featured the band in their September artist spotlight and their appearance on BalconyTV.com (http://balconytv.com/v/cairo) ranked 2nd worldwide among the site's weekly video releases.
Nate Daniels (vocals/guitar), Matt Sullivan (drums/percussion), Caitlin Grieve (strings/vocals), Dante Berardi Jr (guitar/vocals) and Wooyoung Kim (bass) have an obvious affinity for haunting quiet and walls of sound. Their music -- sometimes orchestral and sometimes minimal -- can be characterized as strangely familiar while remaining unmistakably new. "It wouldn't be hard to picture the members of Cai.ro... chopping up a soundtrack for Darren Aronofsky or the like," said CMJ's Alex Eriksen. XM Radio's Discover Music Canada called them "the love child of Gotye and Arcade Fire," saying they have "delicate middle ground between busy and restrained." Alan Cross compared them to the Fleet Foxes, likening "Halfway There" to the gentle sounds of the Seattle band.
Cai.ro is continuing to build on the momentum built in 2011. They have just wrapped up filming From Far And Wide, a web series showcasing Canadian indie bands (fromfarandwide.com). Their song "All These Colours" has been chosen for the final scenes of the Canadian feature film Locked In A Garage Band. "All These Colours" will also be featured by Monster/Diesel for the worldwide launch campaign of their new "Vektr" headphones.
The band has recently performed in Canadian Music Week and at the Edge 102.1′s "Bookie's Nu Music Nite". They are now looking forward to their Steam Whistle Unsigned Showcase and NXNE performances in June.
The Young Love EP is available on iTunes.
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