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Caviar for the Leader is a two piece ambient, electronic, avant-rock outfit consisting of Giovanni Cruz on guitars, vocals, and programming and Christopher Ruiz on the drums. The band resides out of San Francisco, California. Inspired by such disparate acts as The Smiths. Gene loves Jezebel, Isis and Pink Floyd. CFTL mix lush ambient sounds capes with driving percussion, resonating guitars and trippy electronic freak-outs to create a wall of sound which is the equivalent of a jackhammer to the face.
Originally hailing from Texas, Giovanni migrated to S.F. in 2002 and quickly joined up with underground hip-hop electronic noise monger (William Marshall) a.k.a. Octavius, the creative sparks flew and in 2003 Cruz and Octavius released "Audio Noir" on Mush Records, followed by a yearlong tour of the U.S. and Canada. The album was well received by fans and critics alike and was hailed as "an important record" by L.A. Weekly and "literally unforgettable" by Industrial Nation magazine.
We are currently writing and recording new which we hope will be unleashed upon the unsuspecting masses.