THIS IS AMERICAN MUSIC AND MOD MOBILIAN RECORDS REISSUE EL CANTADOR’S “FOOLS FOR LIGHT”
Mobile, Alabama’s El Cantador has been churning out tunes since 2007. The band’s core consists of songwriter/guitar player Heath Underwood, Sean Murphy (drums), and Alex Scharr (bass/synth/vocals). The band has self released two EPs, a festival- winning music video, a live disc, and a split EP with Pensacola, FL based band Johnny Apple-Eyes on their own independent record label Friends Fight Records. They’ve garnered a lot of buzz from recent music festivals, including the Hangout Beach and Music Festival (2010),92 Zew’s Second Tuesday Series, Bayfest (2009), Next Big Nashville (2009), and SouthSounds Music Festival (2012) .
“The release of their first full-length album, “Fools for Light,” finds the Mobile trio opening wide their sonic palette with a noticeable emphasis on texture, atmosphere and experimentation — think contemporary New Wave, Broken Social Scene, Philip Glass. The list of influences could go on and on.” - The Sun Herald, Biloxi, MS
For over 3 years,the Mod Mobilian arts and media collective has been working to bring the best art, writing, music and media arts from the Gulf Coast region to a wider audience. Now, its newest arm, Mod Mobilian Records, is teaming with the rapidly growing Southern record label / family / group hug This Is American Music to help expose the Gulf Coast music community to the rest of the world. The collaboration combines Mod Mobilian’s unique position in the Gulf Coast artistic community with TiAM’s expanding footprint in the Southern indie music world. The reissue of “Fools For Light” serves as the opening note for this collaborative effort in advance of the first TiAM / Mod Mobilian joint release, the upcoming El Cantador EP “Translation Wave.”
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