Katastro formed in 2007 in Tempe, Arizona by Andy Chaves (Vocalist) Andrew Stravers (Drummer) and Tanner Riccio (Guitarist). Later on Ryan Weddle (bassist) joined the band to complete the current lineup. Katastro gained a quick following by creatively blending elements of rock, funk, blues and hip hop. The release of No Mud No Lotus helped widen their fan base and has been their most successful album release to date. The album has received over 1.5 million plays and their hit single, Runaway has over 1,036,000 plays and 35,000 downloads on SoundCloud.
There is no sign of the band slowing down anytime soon as they recently signed with LAW Records, which is owned and operated by the members of the music group Pepper. Katastro just completed recording their new album, “Strange Nights” which was produced by Kaleo Wassman (Pepper) and Mike Sutherland and will be released September 30th. The first single off the new record is titled, “Waste The Night” and features Jared Watson of the Dirty Heads.
Katastro’s first release was their 2007 EP entitled, “The Wonderful Daze” and was followed by their 2008 release, “The Facts.” In 2009, Bob Hoag (The Ataris, The Format, Gin Blossoms) produced the EP “Poking Holes in A Pattern” and in 2011 released their 4th studio album “Gentle Predator.” Katastro’s most recent release was their 2014 album “No Mud, No Lotus” which features their highly acclaimed song, “Runaway.” Katastro’s new album, “Strange Nights” will be available for pre sale on August 1st and the single, “Waste the Night” will be available upon purchase of the pre sale. Katastro will also be releasing more tour dates in the near future, stay updated by visiting Katastro.com