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Dear Genre is the stage name for Brasilian born musician André Cataldo. Cataldo started playing music at the age of five years old after a musically inclined Turkish born au pair noticed the natural rhythm he possessed & introduced him to the drums & guitar. 

He began sharing his music with the public as a high-school senior with the release of his seven song debut record, “You Put the fear in Atmosphere.”

(Produced by Ross Christopher, 2010.) 

To date, six records & a handful of singles have been released, including the most recent single, 'Parliament' (Jan-2022).


Seldom defining his exact style, 'St. Louis Music Underground Indie Rock Podcast' describes previous works as “Dreamy shoe-gaze, contrasted at other points with some beautiful, jangly, almost country twee-pop, drone-y electronica with a Middle Eastern feel, & just flat out, bombastic rock, among many others”.

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