Eureka California- Big Cats Can Swim LP. Not from the Golden State, Eureka California hail from Athens, GA, where a flourishing music scene still produces some fine music. With their debut LP, the trio delivers a definitive statement of detatchment that adds to the annals of great bands from that Southern college town. The songs on ‘Big Cats Can Swim’ are short and to the point with no need for grandiose filler, much like The Ramones. There’s a lot of fuzz, a la early Jesus and Mary Chain, though the tracks are more rooted in Nuggets garage rock without sounding derivative with a hint of Wipers-like doom snearing through the grooves.