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La Catrin / Press

“The former Heist at Hand member is out on her own in a pop-goth solo outing, and she works it well. On stage you never know what sort of costume she'll come out in, though you can bet it will be black and leave no room to the imagination exactly how much room there isn't between the clothes and Catrin.”

“The 4 best cocktails named for rock stars: "This is my own invention based off a Wikihow recipe that I've chosen to name after Houston's own rising goth superstarlet La Catrin. When I first interviewed her, she staged a show where she married the audience in an occult ceremony. Then we sat talking as she compulsively stole sips from my drink and left me tasting a combination of vodka and some sort of sweet raspberry lipstick. I offer this bit of insanity for her."”

“Every spin reveals a new favorite. Currently, that would be La Catrin's "Reverse Citizens," which sounds like a lost James Bond theme and features some skyscraping upper register from Houston chanteuse Bianca Montalvo" Ed Masely - The Arizona Republic”

“Bianca Montalvo of La Catrin is fickle in the best kind of way. One moment she is this quasi-violent front woman and the next moment she shifts gears into bubbly songstress. Her new album "Humans are my Keyboards" is a sharp diversion of Heist At Hand, the band she is known for previously fronting. The album is produced by Bob Hoag of The Ataris, The Format fame and is a mixed bag of dark pop and lush ditties”

“As lead singer of Heist at Hand, Bianca Montalvo earned a reputation over the years as an enthusiastic live performer with a knack for working the crowd”

“Her costumed live shows have become notorious one-off slightly macabre theatrical events that are more whispered about than trumpeted. La Catrin always has a new surprise in her repertoire and the risque antics of burlesque are always at hand.”

“Humans Are My Keyboards" is a violently catchy mash-up of Siouxsie Sioux and Lady Gaga, exploring music's dark side with a symphonic scream of light in all directions. The keening, powerful pain of Adele, as well as Goldfrapp's grinning impishness, flits throughout its seven tracks, but La Catrin is her own creation. She's as subtle as a striptease, and almost as much fun.”

“Houston's first perfect melding between pop and goth, with a rapidly building following that promises to put her on the national map soon.”

“Houston's first perfect melding between pop and goth, with a rapidly building following that promises to put her on the national map soon.”

“The ex-Heist at Hand member vamped her way through a series of half-pop/half-goth masterpieces in a mesmerizing display of stagemanship.”

"Humans Are My Keyboards" is a violently catchy mash-up of Siouxsie Sioux and Lady Gaga, exploring music's dark side with a symphonic scream of light in all directions. The keening, powerful pain of Adele, as well as Goldfrapp's grinning impishness, flits throughout its seven tracks, but La Catrin is her own creation. She's as subtle as a striptease, and almost as much fun.

“From her forthcoming album "Humans are Keyboards" check out the excellent single "Break You".”

“And in this corner, draped in black and exuding exciting eldritch pop music from every orifice, the Duchess of Darkness, the laughing darkness herself, our own La Catrin!”

“As lead singer of Heist at Hand, Bianca Montalvo earned a reputation over the years as an enthusiastic live performer with a knack for working the crowd.”

"On stage La Catrin is all about fantasy. Tutu's, Venetian masks, balloons, and neon forest backdrops are the norm. Looks like Lisa Frank grew up, and she's just a bit twisted."

“What she is doing as La Catrin is pop music, and cannot in good conscience be called anything else. However, it does have the darkness inherent in an up-and-coming underground sensation. She packed a club on a Wednesday, and has already achieved an ungodly number of hits on her Myspace page. Montalvo has, in short, really come from nowhere and has, somehow, in less than two years, built a draw that stretches far beyond the city limits. Supernatural forces might be as likely an explanation as her stage presence and unique talent. ”

“The theatricality of Lady Gaga, the poise of David Bowie, the gaiety of a Simpson and the unashamed living pain of Wendy O. Williams are all part of the process that unfolded when she performed. Personally, it felt like it was all for us.”

"Bianca Montalvo of La Catrin is fickle in the best kind of way. One moment she is this quasi-violent front woman and the next moment she shifts gears into bubbly songstress. Her new album "Humans are my Keyboards" is a sharp diversion of Heist At Hand, the band she is known for previously fronting. The album is produced by Bob Hoag of The Ataris, The Format fame and is a mixed bag of dark pop and lush ditties"

"Every spin reveals a new favorite. Currently, that would be La Catrin's "Reverse Citizens," which sounds like a lost James Bond theme and features some skyscraping upper register from Houston chanteuse Bianca Montalvo"

“Bianca La Catrin, méxico-estadounidense, tiene sólo un concierto en su currículum y cuatro canciones en Myspace.com y es uno de los talentos locales más prometedores. Su estilo, marcadamente personal e inconfundible la ha convertido en el foco de la escena del rock de Houston.”

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