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CASTLES//Coloring Electric Like//Paper Brain


Castles is a 4 piece, alternative, indie pop explosion with their music echoing shoegaze and indie-pop melodies. Recently, Castles celebrated the release of a self-titled EP recorded and mixed at Robot Boy Records in Eugene, Oregon. Self-described as Wayne Coyne falling asleep to Tame Impala, Castles has found a cozy niche in Portland’s dream-pop scene, blending pop influence, jangly riffs, and a touch of 60’s psychedelia.

8P // Coloring Electric Like

Coloring Electric Like combines shoegaze rock with heavily effected guitar, synth-driven sounds and beats from trip-hop and industrial influences, and female lead vocals.

Layers of guitar evoke the sounds of My Bloody Valentine, Lush, and Curve, while beats from multiple drum and synth loops have the drive and edge of Massive Attack and Nine Inch Nails. A backdrop of lush synth and strings is sublimely orchestral, and creates a large landscape of sound within which provocative female vocals reminiscent of Portishead and Sneaker Pimps intertwine. The duo produces a sound that is surprisingly big, with a haunting feel and danceable groove.

7p // Paper Brain
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By: The Firkin Tavern