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Indie Phenomenon | Salt Cathedral – “Thinking (“bout you, ‘bout me)” Video + New Album

  • March 20, 2024
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Indie Phenomenon | Salt Cathedral – “Thinking (“bout you, ‘bout me)” Video + New Album

Salt cathedral, thinking bout you, indie rock, alternative rock, before its gone

We are excited to share the intriguing and inspirational new music from Salt Cathedral. In the landscape of contemporary music, the phenomenon of self-curation, subtly directed by the invisible hands of digital voyeurism and the relentless churn of social media, manifests as a multifaceted reflection on the passage of time. This thematic undercurrent propels Salt Cathedral, the Colombian-born duo comprising Juli Ronderos and Nico Losada, into the creative ether of their latest opus, Before It’s Gone. Here, the blend of organic instrumentation and poignant lyrics navigates the ephemeral nature of existence and the impact of our collective inattention on the perception of our futures.

Juli Ronderos, with her commanding vocal presence, inaugurates the album with a line that serves as both a philosophical musing and a clarion call to consciousness: “You think about the future, but it happens all the time.” This statement acts as the impetus for a deeper exploration into the now, urging listeners to reckon with the present and the unfolding future, amidst a backdrop of quotidian anxieties. Yet, it’s the manner in which Salt Cathedral articulates this message—through the emotive power of Ronderos’ voice, rising in isolation—that transforms it into an introspective quest. The duo interrogates the concept of future’s permanence in an age where technological saturation threatens to distort our forward-looking visions, cautioning against the inertia bred from excess consumption without creation.

Contrary to harboring a dystopian outlook, ‘Before It’s Gone’ is steeped in an optimistic ethos, acknowledging the inherent beauty in hopeful persistence against the backdrop of global upheaval. Ronderos and Losada, navigating their identities as immigrants, imbue their work with a resilience and optimism that has been a hallmark of Salt Cathedral’s sound. Their music is a sanctuary of imagination, positivity, and joy—even as it confronts the sobering realities of our time. The album is a testament to their decade-long camaraderie and collaborative synergy, a celebration of the trust and unique sonic landscapes that can only emerge from their shared creative journey.

‘Before It’s Gone’ stands as a compelling narrative on the intricacies of time, technology, and human emotion, inviting listeners to a reflective odyssey on staying present, mindful, and hopeful amidst the ceaseless flow of life. Through Salt Cathedral’s lens, we are offered a momentary respite, a space to ponder the contours of our existence and the paths that lead us towards the light of optimism, even in the face of uncertainty. Check out their latest single “Thinking (‘bout you, ‘bout me)” below:

Tracklisting:
1. Before It’s Gone
2. Complacent
3. Terminal Woes
4. Strong Emotions
5. Off The Walls
6. I Can Trust
7. Wait In Line
8. cellphone
9. Thinking (’bout you, ’bout me)
10. Empty Machine
11. Protect Her

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Chris Ryan is an accomplished promoter, event planner, producer, activist, counselor, poet and blogger. Within the course of two and a half years Chris Ryan has worked with some of NYC's most established promoters/event planners, been named 2007′s GaySocialite of the year, granted a promoter of the year award from NYC's most famous gay establishment, Splash. He's worked in some of NYC's top venues including; Avalon, Capitale, Cipriani, Cielo, Pacha, Element, Le Poisson Rouge, XL, G Lounge, Plumm, Hilton Hotel, Indigo Hotel, Spirit, Myst/Quo, Splash, The Ritz, Vlada, Roseland Ballroom, Heaven, etc. In 2008, Chris Ryan has begun to unveil some of the most innovative & unique parties New York City has ever seen. The Fusion events "fuse" together all disciplines of art into an event that remains diverse yet cohesive at the same time. ChrisRyanNYC.com won best gay promotions website from NYC Event Patrons in 2008 & he was granted an award from the Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club, Gov. Patterson & Michelle Clunie (QAF) saluting him for his hard work in nightlife. Chris Ryan has also begun working with many renown companies, including; doctors, lawyers, physicians, modeling agencies & more. Chris Ryan has been responsible for wide-scale promotions for all these companies & generating tremendous business. Chris Ryan has even started to become National with events taking place in LA & Miami this year. In May of 2009 Chris Ryan received the very prestigious honor of being named a "40 Under 40″ Gays in America by the Advocate Magazine. He also created three successful parties that generated over 1,500 patrons each. In January of 2010 Chris Ryan was featured as one of the top promoters to look out for in Noize Magazine Chris Ryan joined forces with legendary promoter/event producer, Lee Chappell and created one of the most talked about events of all 2010, Desire @ Capitale. Chris Ryan and Lee featured one of the most outstanding artists NYC has ever seen, "Oh Land." Her performance coupled with an exquisite and unforgettable set design added to this extravagant event that held over 1,000 patrons in one of NYC's most successful PRIDE events! Chris Ryan then joined forces with legendary Pacha promoter, Rob Fernandez in addition to Jake Resnicow and Tommy Marinelli to bring one of the largest and most successful parties worldwide to NYC, MATINEE. The event on Governor's Island saw over 2,000+ attendees and one of the most ambitious productions ever. In 2011 Chris Ryan started Emerge Music Promotions with business partner Darren Melchiorre. Emerge Music promotions began signing artists with plans to develop and market the artists to the community at large. Emerge Music promotions has big events planned for 2012 and 2013. Chris Ryan debuted the IMAGE events which took place on top of two of NYC's most beautiful rooftop venues, Rare View and Indigo Hotel. The events were blogged everywhere and featured the fashion designs of several clothing designers, artists and photographers. Chris Ryan felt that fashion and art should be displayed at every event and attracted the likes of Malan Breton, Calvin Klein and even Katy Perry. Chris Ryan began an extremely successful event which incorporated the concept of a house party into a nightclub atmosphere. The event Twist'D at G Lounge has been one of the most talked about events in NYC and allows it's audience to play nearly-naked Twister, beer pong, flip cup & more with other attendees. Chris Ryan was granted an excellence in volunteering award from AVP (Anti-Violence Project) for all his efforts in supporting the organization. 2013 has a very promising landscape on the horizon and Chris Ryan is complacent in saying "you haven't seen anything yet!"

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