Thursday, June 26, 2008


A year and a half since the last Sweetheart Of The Radio post and we're back!

Fortunately not such a long time will pass between Castanets albums, as almost exactly one year after the release of the fantastic 'In The Vines' the band will drop their fourth full length album 'City of Refuge'...and if it is half as good as it's predecessor, this record is sure to be a contender for a lot of peoples best albums of 2008 lists.

The result of Ray Raposa spending three weeks alone in a motel room in the Nevada desert equipped with a minimal amount of recording gear, 'City Of Refuge', is said to be informed by the environment it was recorded in, sparse, isolated and minimal.

The album is scheduled to be released by Asthmatic Kitty on October 7th 2008.

Versions of two tracks from the forthcoming album ('City Of Refuge' & 'Prettiest Chain') can be heard on the recent Castanets Daytrotter session.

MP3: Castanets - This Is The Early Game - From the LP 'In The Vines'
MP3: Castanets - And The Swimming - From the LP 'In The Vines'
MP3: Phosphorescent - And The Swimming - From the Castanets DVD 'Tendrils'

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