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Craft Spells – “Twirl” Video

Last summer, Seattle band Craft Spells, the project of Justin Paul Vallesteros, released Nausea, a record founded on simple guitar/synth lines and easy listening. This…
Grace Birnstengel | June 5, 2015 - 4:35 pm

Hibou – “Dissolve” (Stereogum Premiere)

Former Craft Spells drummer Peter Michel steps out in front of the kit with Hibou, a dreamy new Seattle post-punk project that builds on the…
Chris DeVille | June 1, 2015 - 10:35 am

Craft Spells – “Breaking The Angle Against The Tide” (Stereogum Premiere)

It's been a while since we've heard the new romantic sounds of California's Craft Spells, a group we included on our 2011 list of 18
Miles Bowe | March 24, 2014 - 12:20 pm

Craft Spells – “From The Morning Heat”

When I included Craft Spells in 18 Darks Bands To Watch In 2011, I mentioned the Seattle-via-California Captured Tracks signees were more summery and New…
brandon | March 29, 2011 - 2:05 pm