Next Level : Tony Castles

13 Jun

There are three dudes in Brooklyn that you have to check out. Tony Castles are still getting their foot in the door, but these young men definitely have “Next Level” written all over them. So the back story goes like this; Paul Sicilian and Gabriel Wurzel first crossed paths as freshmen at a central Connecticut high school. The two soon began playing together in punk bands, which continued when they went to Skidmore College. They were introduced to fellow student and musician Willie Miesmer.

Within two years of graduating all three moved to Brooklyn, NY where they reconnected and began playing together. The boys are notorious for swapping instruments and experimenting with gear and dream poppy sounds. Songs like Adequate Sheen have this atmospheric pop sound that’s just too die for . One might say it’s kind of Born Ruffians during the dreamy days of Animal Collective; with waves of organic sound and good drum(really good drum).

What’s got them on Dirtbags radar ? These kids aren’t signed and there making some serious moves. Just last week they opened for U.K Afro-punk powerhouse Ebony Bones in Toronto and let’s just say while Ebony stole the show as always; these fresh faces short set at Wrongbar was more than a good first impression. The band’s debut EP was recorded by Jake Aron (Jamie Lidell, Yeasayer, Chairlift) and mixed at the Rare Book Room by Nicolas Vernhes (Dirty Projectors, Deerhunter). The EP is coming soon, but until then these dude will be touring like crazy all summer with Fools Gold.

Posted by : Max Mohenu


One Response to “Next Level : Tony Castles”


  1. Tony Castles Debut Single, Black Girls In Dresses « Dirtbag Journalism - August 13, 2010

    […] Tony Castles haven’t wasted any time letting people know how incredibly talented they are. After touring with the likes of Ebony Bones and Fools Gold(and killing it we might add); the Brookyln trio have finally given us a release date for their debut EP. As we reported a few months ago; No Service is a 5 song EP the band recorded early this year. It was recorded and produced by Jake Aron (Jamie Lidell, Yeasayer, Chairlift) and mixed at the Rare Book Room by Nicolas Vernhes (Dirty Projectors, Deerhunter, Silver Jews). Can’t wait to hear what these dudes have been cooking up. […]

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