Grizzly Gato. One part Grizzly Grimace, one part Oddy Gato.

Both solo artists, mostly based out of the 518, joined forces back in 2013 to form the duo Grizzly Gato. Grimace, has a catalog that spans back at least 10 years with some self releases and also with the Albany-based hip-hop label Pig Food Records. Oddy Gato, a Beat*Shot Music alum, has been on the mic for years. He’s been featured on albums from all over the area as well as J-Live and even put out a low-key album with our Chorus Babblebones back in 2005.

While You Were Sleeping will be released on 12″ as well as digital formats in the winter of 2015 on Sub-Bombin. The group is set to also go on a European tour in early 2015. The video for the first single “Vs Donny Walhberg” is out now (below) and was directed and edited by Jamel Intell Mosely. Stay tuned for release details.