Monday, October 11, 2010

Craft Spells

The Stockton, California duo of Justin Vallesteros and Frankie Soto have been pretty busy the past year making some damn good music.  Their band, Craft Spells, released a single in February of this year entitled  The Fog Rose High and later released an EP in July called Beauty Above All.  Also, at some point they will have a full album called Idle Labor.  Craft Spells is releasing these on Captured Tracks, the same label that has signed the likes of the Dum Dum Girls, Beach Fossils, and (one of my favorites) Wild they're in good company!  Chances are if you like the aforementioned bands, Craft Spells is something you'll be in to.  In fact, Craft Spells sounds like a hybrid of Beach Fossils and Wild Nothing, fusing the upbeat lo-fi pop of Beach Fossils with the dreaminess of Wild Nothing and putting that over some catchy electronic beats.  You can also tell that Craft Spells is trying to urge you to get up and dance around a little bit, whether you do or not is up to you.  Below I've put the tracks from their newly released single Party Talk ("Party Talk" and "Ramona"), which are also from the EP Beauty Above All.  Hope ya dig it.

Party Talk


You can download both songs here, and I threw in some songs from Beach Fossils and Wild Nothing just for shits and giggles.

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