The following playlist was selected by DONCAT for Casablanca Sunset: 


San Francisco, CA

Duncan Nielsen, who has sported the moniker ‘DONCAT’ since 2013, lives in a vista-abundant neighborhood in San Francisco, CA. While he’s not writing and performing his own music he tours nationally with San Francisco based band Geographer as a guitarist, keyboard player and backup vocalist. To date, Nielsen has had his songs featured in television series and movies such as ABC’s Nashville, MTV’s Teen Mom, DirectTV’s Kingdom, and independent film Through The Rye.

Alt, Rock, Indie

Big Thief – Interstate
DonCat – Western
Matthew Logan Vasquez – Everything I Do Is Out
Spoon – The Beast and Dragon, Adored
Astronauts, etc. – Up For Grabs
Gardens & Villa – Paradise
George Harrison – Let It Down
Jonathan Wilson – Desert Raven
Jessica Pratt – Hollywood
Angel Olsen – Shut Up Kiss Me
Wilco – Impossible Germany
The Mattson 2 – Give Inski’s (ft. Tommy Guererro)
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young – Almost Cut My Hair
Sandy’s – Barnyard


When San Francisco-based singer/songwriter Duncan Nielsen is not playing guitar, keys and backup vocals in the band Geographer he is working on his own music. Since 2013, Duncan Nielsen has sported the moniker ‘DONCAT.’

His collection of classically inspired modern rock tunes is impressive to say the least. Somewhere between Broken Social Scene and the Foo Fighters, DONCAT’s new single “Western” casually takes the listener down and buoyant stream of consciousness. Do yourself a favor; stream below.

Duncan also selected an hour long Spotify playlist for Casablanca Sunset showcasing some of his favorite tunes at the moment. Check it out above.

DONCAT – Western