Mascot Label Group is pleased to announce the signing of Little Hurricane, a 2-person alternative rock band from San Diego, California featuring frontman Anthony “Tone” Catalano and drummer Celeste “C.C.” Spina. Formed in 2010, the band is gearing up for the release of their third full-length studio album in early 2017.
Honing a swampy, yet ethereal sound anchored by C.C.’s thundering, razor sharp drum work, Little Hurricane‘s stripped-down, 2-piece dynamic packs “as big of a punch, if not more, than a four or five-piece band.” Paste raved, “Dirty blues oozes out of members C.C. and Tone,” an unlikely duo who first found each other through a Craigslist ad.
The band has toured the world several times over, sharing the stage with artists like John Butler Trio, July Talk, The Specials, Manchester Orchestra, and White Denim, and performing to packed festival crowds at Austin City Limits, Lollapalooza, and South By South West. Voted San Diego’s Best New Artist shortly after forming, the band quickly gained attention everywhere from Sports Illustrated to Rolling Stone, who said “Little Hurricane might be a duo, but they have a big sound and they aren’t afraid to get messy.”
“As a band that has traditionally been very independent, we are looking forward to having a true partnership in this release between our label Death Valley Records and Mascot Label Group,” the band commented. “We believe their team has a lot to offer both collectively and individually to a band like Little Hurricane. With the help of Mascot, we plan to bring our music to as many people as possible and expand our global presence.”
“We’re really excited to be working with Little Hurricane,” added Mascot Label Group North America President Ron Burman. “They are great song writers and have a unique, sexy, moody sound that’s hypnotic.”