Saturday, August 9, 2008


[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="192" caption="Castledoor"]Castledoor[/caption]

Anyone looking for a band with energy, amazing talent, and incredible song-writing should look no further than Castledoor.  If you're in LA, you should go see them, as they hail from Silverlake and play a lot around those parts.

Tonight I saw them for the 3rd time -- at {open} in Long Beach for their EP release party, and each time the show they put on is tremendous.  The EPs are great too, their first, "Follow The Dove" can be had on iTunes. The 2nd, newly released "'Til We Sink" can be procured on 7" purple vinyl, couresty of the 7inchproject.

If you see these guys on a marquee of a club near you, go, you won't be sorry.

--UPDATE--  I wanted to try to describe Castledoor's sound and why I dig'em.  This band has the making of a typical Power Pop band, but theyr'e not, they've got their own thing going.  They have multiple mics for viocals and there are great backing vocals with the bum bum bum's and the doooo wahhh's, but it's not in a bubblegum sorta way, it'll make you move.  It's hard to describe, but infectious, and just saying that is a testament to the niche that Castledoor is  carving out for themselves.  I wish they'd write more music!

1 comment:

  1. I've seen this band twice, so far. First time was opening up for Jason Falkner. I also went with Joe to this release party in Long Beach.

    Castledoor has such a cool vibe. The girls are all 60s'd out. The lead singer has an amazing voice and is very charismatic. All of the musicians are very talented and they fill a stage. Groovy to say the least.