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Ian Cat


  1. 1.
    Purgatory Blues
  2. 2.
    Shake the Sheets
  3. 3.
    Don't Find Me Now
  4. 4.
    Twist and Tumble Journey Through the Dark
  5. 5.
    East Coast New England Boy
Born January 28, 1987, Boston based musician Ian Laczynski began performing under the moniker Ian Cat in 2012 after the demise of his former power-pop and new wave group Beat Surrender.
While co-founder and co-songwriter Stephen Bailey moved to New York City to form The Sharp Shadows, Laczynski moved to Southern California, reconnecting with his progressive rock and shoegaze roots, writing East Coast New England Boy before returning to Massachusetts in 2014.
The non-album single Baggage Claim was lauded locally prior to the release of East Coast New England Boy in late 2016. Reviews of the album drew comparisons to Wilco and "grungey Britpop" (i.e.: Blur), noting the cohesion of the seven songs–a true song cycle. Hints of Neutral Milk Hotel, Pink Floyd, and Cocteau Twins tie the themes of insularity and loneliness that haunt the album, particularly on the second side.
After a brief hiatus from the stage, Ian Cat is currently focusing on writing a new album and working with a new ensemble.


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