By Miles Hurley
A little over two months ago, on August 10, progressive jam quintet Papadosio performed a landmark gig for their career: a sold-out show at famed, underground music venue The Caverns in Pelham, Tennessee. Today, the band has premiered a new video of that show’s performance of their brand new song “Catalyst,” directed by Bolo Brothers Creative, and you can stream it here at the bottom of this article. For fans of darker, more intense jam with a good groove, definitely check this one out.
Here’s how the band describes the release in their own words:
The single was performed for the first time at their sold out performance at the iconic underground cave-accessed attraction The Caverns, and the video was recorded in high definition using a five-angle multicam. “Catalyst” takes the listener on an instrumental thrill-ride. The track climbs up and down chromatic scales combining electronic synth elements with unique time signatures and a heavy drum + bass beat. Coming in at just under nine minutes, the lengthy composition navigates through a series of builds and dips, delivering a complex yet catchy arrangement. The live music video captures the vital energy of the crowd as they were anxiously heeding the new sounds and craftsmanship of the five musicians at the performance. The natural acoustics of the venue and the intimacy of the show provided an organic quality that resulted in goosebumps and an appetite for more.
In the description for the video on Papadosio’s YouTube page, the band also writes: Stay tuned for some BIG news for Papadosio at the Caverns in 2020.
So, while that’s something to get excited about, you can also look forward to upcoming shows this fall from the band, starting with a Colorado run of dates this weekend, followed by shows in Tennessee, Texas, Arizona, North Carolina, and more. For the full list of dates and more information head to the band’s website here.
Stream Papadosio’s live debut of “Catalyst,” from their performance at Pelham, Tennessee’s The Caverns: