L-R: Dante Berardi Jr. (guitar, synth), Nate Daniels (lead vocals, guitar),
Caitlin Grieve (violin), Matt Sullivan (drums)
“It wouldn’t be hard to picture the members of CAIRO chopping up a soundtrack for Darren Aronofsky or the like.” — CMJ.com
“The love child of Gotye and Arcade Fire.” — SiriusXM Discover Music Canada
“CAIRO is a band that has impressed us not only with their musical talent, but with the savvy they have displayed in making this album.” — Coalition Music
We take because we are fragile, because we know it never really matters who we were meant to be. What matters is that we do more than just tiptoe forward. That we assemble the worn versions of the things we take into messy piles – to keep from forgetting or maybe just so we know what to forget and what to keep.
CAIRO is the soundtrack to the things we have taken and left behind. They are the soundtrack to both taking and leaving, the nuance of a 2 a.m. exhale or a pretty pair of eyes in a crowded room. They are the cadence of everyday life.
People should not get along so well. It’s strange. Unsettling, even. But they do. When one falters, the others create symmetry.
You could call it folk. Or rock. Or ambience. Or experimental. But that would be denying the parts that make a whole. It’s real! It’s personal! It is love! Yes, love! That messy gooey thing that we so desperately hope will make us whole. We can all agree on this, can we not?
It’s absurd that CAIRO works. But to understand why it does, you only need to listen to ‘A History of Reasons,’ their full-length debut album, out Jan. 20, 2015 on MapleMusic Recordings, co-produced by the band and Nygel Asselin (Half Moon Run, Air Marshal Landing).
Pre-order ‘A History Of Reasons’ via the band’s PledgeMusic campaign.