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San Diego’s Castanets borrow from nation, folk, and experimental rock and switch them right into a sound that’s equally moody and motivating. The music group, which includes a revolving solid of supportive music artists (including people from Pinback, Rocket through the Crypt, and Tristeza), centers around vocalist/songwriter Raymond Raposa, who explored the U.S. for four years via Greyhound bus after trying out of senior high school at age group 15. This looking, traveling nature reaches his music, which he primarily released as some CD-Rs. Nevertheless, the Asthmatic Kitty label stepped in and released his 1st widely available recording, Cathedral — the majority of which was documented inside a cabin in North California’s woodlands — in fall 2004. A yr later on, Raposa and business came back with First Light’s Freeze. An interval of acute melancholy followed, where Raposa was mugged beyond his house in Bedstuy, Brooklyn. Within the Vines, Castanets’ third launch, was finished weeks following the mugging; properly dark (but earnest however), the recording premiered in Oct 2007. Documented in three brief weeks inside a Nevada desert motel space (only), the sparse and atmospheric Town of Refuge found its way to 2008, accompanied by Tx Rose, the Thaw as well as the Beasts in ’09 2009. In 2012, Raposa released Raymond Byron as well as the White colored Freighter on Asthmatic Kitty, even though technically a fresh band, it presented lots of the same music artists connected with Raposa’s Castanets recordings. Released in 2014, Decimation Blues discovered Raposa in a far more experimental and assorted territory than the majority of his various other albums, dabbling with consumer electronics and extended instrumentation within the construction of his husky-throated Americana.

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Full Name Castanets
Music Songs You Are the Blood, No Voice Was Raised, Out for the West, Tell Them Memphis, No Trouble, We Are the Wreckage, It's Good to Touch You in the Sunlight, Rain Will Come, Three Days, Four Nights, Pour It Tall and Pour It True, My Girl Comes to the City, Somewhere in the Blue, No Light to Be Found, To Look Over the Grounds, Be My Eyes, There Is a Place Up the Road There, Industry and Snow, Good Friend, Yr Hunger, Lucky Old Moon, All That I Know to Have Changed in You, Worn From the Fight, A Song Is Not the Song of the World, Cathedral 4, This Is the Early Game, Thaw and the Beasts, Strong Animal, Glory B, First Light's Freeze, Shadow Valley, As You Do, Cathedral 2, Bells Aloud
Albums Decimation Blues, First Light's Freeze, In the Vines, Texas Rose, the Thaw and the Beasts, Cathedral, City of Refuge, What Kind of Cure, Castanets Live at The Casbah 03/27/2005, Castanets Live at The Casbah 09/16/2004, Dub Refuge, Tour EP

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