Captain Soularcat has released a new album called The Rise. I picked up a copy last night at their show at McCrobie’s. The show was sweet and the cd is also very sweet. This is a stripped down Soularcat, with Benji Shanks (guit), Scott Warren (bass, v), Travis Cline (drums), and a guy named Tony Giordano on the keys. I didn’t know about this guy but he definitely finishes out the current sound of the band with some solid playing. I like this mix a lot. It provides for a very patient, very well written, and very well produced yet raw album + 12 fresh tracks.