Feed Me a Stray Cat
Con and the Mongols is a four-piece, alternative indie rock band that formed it's roots just south of Cleveland in early 2004. With diverse influences from bands such as Mogwai, Radiohead, Interpol, Longwave, Simon and Garfunkel, and Modest Mouse, Con and the Mongols creates an eclectic range of original music, from disco instrumentals to drifty, electric folk. Although guitarists Samuel Moore and Andrew Raz had been in various bands together earlier in their artistic careers, things just seemed to work out when Benjamin Lorman added bass to the group that was previously named Acoustic Shadow. With the final addition of percussionist Jason Hackley, Con and the Mongols became official. Combining unique chord and rhythmic progression, instrumentation, and electronic reproduction of sound, 'FEED ME A STRAY CAT', the band's debut album, was recorded in an independent studio and released in May 2008.