Previous tracks, from Tony Castles’ five-song No Source EP, have leavened the Brooklyn band’s natural, lazing sweetness with fuzz and whimsy, or barking guitars. But this new one dispenses with all that scruff to deliver a dewy-eyed core. This is a good thing, because Tony Castles do dewy well. There’s a lagging ease to the guitar and vocals of “Heart In The Pipes” that recalls Galaxie 500 a la Real Estate, or “Albatross”-era Fleetwood Mac ala Lake; it’s the sort of lagging ease that paints bittersweet lyrics well. It’s a walk through a house, “a fire in the heart,” and an affecting bit of dream-pop.
Tony Castles – “Heart In The Pipes”
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06/18 – Brooklyn, NY @ Death By Audio (7″ RECORD RELEASE SHOW) w/ Snakes Say Hisss + Super Secret Special Guest
06/24 – Brooklyn, NY @ Glasslands w/ The Beets
06/14 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall w/ Cibo Matto
07/16 – Lee’s Palace w/ Cibo Matto-Toronto, ON
07/19 – Rock n Roll Hotel w/ Cibo Matto-Washington, DC
07/20 – Brighton Music Hall w/ Cibo Matto-Boston, MA