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There’s something magical that happens when four musicians come together from four completely different backgrounds. For Mountain View’s Dogcatcher, the result is a mellow, subtly-intense blend of soul, jazz, folk and indie-rock.

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“All of us have individual flavors and they’re all there equally. It’s like cooking with four ingredients,” says lead vocalist Andrew Heine.

Their first album, KILR, was a quiet folk-oriented solo album Heine wrote while living in San Diego and digesting the Iraq War he’d recently returned from. After KILR, Heine returned to his hometown, Mountain View, and formed a proper group, plucking musicians out of totally different bands to create an eclectic, genre-defying sound. On Dogcatcher’s second album, It’s Easy, the four members demonstrate that they have truly come into their own.

“You have Ryan Kingsmith on guitar, who comes from a more indie rock background. I’m coming from a jazz background,” Heine says. “Jared Milos has been playing bass in a reggae band for a long time. Ramon Esquivel’s got marching drum roots and he likes a lot of hip hop.”

Rather than take all of their individual styles and blending it into something unrecognizable, Dogcatcher has found a way to develop a cohesive sound, without losing any of the member’s unique voices.

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