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Castanets
Castanets
Label: Asthmatic Kitty Records
Genre: Rock / Folk
Online: Artist Website
 

Bio

The core of the Castanets is the lyrical and musical talent of Raymond Raposa. The son of expatriate journalists, Raposa tested out of high school at the age of 15 and traveled the U.S. via Greyhound bus off and on for the next four years. This unusual educational experience spawned a musical vision that reflects a disquieting sub-strata of American life.

With the help of some of San Diego’s finest, including members of Tristeza, Pinback, Rocket from the Crypt, and Asthmatic Kitty's own Liz Janes, Castanets create music that is epic and inspiring. From somber love ballads to haunted tales of frustrated redemption, the delivery is potent and devoid of cliché or sentimentalism. Echoes of the The Velvet Underground, No Neck Blues Band, and the delta harness a strain of ancient Americana that even today pulses through a subdivided and paved landscape; the result is what Raposa calls “derailed psych-country.”


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