Little Hurricane, the San Diego dirty-blues duo of front man Anthony “Tone” Catalano and drummer Celeste “C.C.” Spina release their third full-length studio album Same Sun Same Moon this spring.
The enigmatic couple have signed to Mascot Records – home of Black Stone Cherry, Monster Truck, Big Jesus and Black Label Society.
And their new record will hit stores on April 14 with a European tour kicking off in Holland later that month.
During the writing process in their studio, built on ancient Native American lands in the mountains East of San Diego, Tone was overcome by a powerful force that led him on a 28 mile barefoot journey that nearly took his life.
One ominous mountain, at an elevation of over 3,400 feet of rocky terrain, called to Tone: “Something called to me to go to the top of the mountain. I had no other response but to listen” he explained. He left without telling a soul and foregoing any food or water.
With plans for writing that day, CC was at the studio waiting for Tone to arrive, but he left no clues to where he was. “I figured he went for a short walk, but as the sun was beginning to set I started to panic,” she said. “Then I noticed Tone’s camelback on the table. He always brings it along for water on hikes.”
By the time emergency services arrived, the sun had completely set. With temperatures dipping to the freezing point and limited visibility, the icy cold and rough terrain deterred police from being able to continue their search by foot.
An Emergency Services helicopter was called in, but to no avail. The rocky trail and the cloak of darkness made it impossible to find Tone that night. CC had begun to organise a search party to set off at dawn.
Unexpectedly, just before sunrise, Tone returned 17 hours after he left. The trek left him hospitalised with kidney failure, frostbite, and injuries so severe he was unable to walk for over a month. Several shows were cancelled, and the album was put on hold.
But Same Sun Same Moon will see the light of day in April and the band play London’s Borderline on May 2. Look out for a full HRH Mag review of the album soon.
Single OTL is out now.