Cataldo is the recording project of Seattle musician Eric Anderson. His upcoming album is called Keepers, and the track we’re premiering today certainly fits the bill. “Person You’d Be Proud Of” is wistful and hopeful and beautiful, a brightly emotive yet understated slow-build that splits the difference between Anderson associate Ben Gibbard’s pensive indie rock stylings and rhythmically complex pop worthy of an ’80s teen movie’s closing credits. Or as Anderson himself explains it:
At some point recording this tune my drummer asked “So…are we going full Gabriel?” As you can hear, we super, super did. This is a song about feeling lucky and wanting to somehow earn your own good fortune.
Cataldo tour dates:
04/01 Everett, WA @ Fisherman’s Village Music Fest (w/ Cave Singers, Lake, and Karl Blau)
04/28 Seattle, WA @ Century Ballroom — “Nerd Prom” record release show (co-hosted by KEXP and Artist Home, featuring DJ sets from Ben Gibbard, Chris Staples, and more)
05/09 San Francisco, CA @ Hotel Utah
05/10 Los Angeles, CA @ Resident
Keepers is out 4/28. Pre-order it here.