New York-based trio Tony Castles
premieres “Dream Job” from the No Service EP out now on Famous Class Records
with a “Quit Your Day Job” feature on Stereogum.
The column highights the work artists do in the day to fuel the music they get to make at night.
Brooklyn-based Das Racist-associated pop crew Tony Castles recently released the No Service EP, a five song collection featuring a track called “Dream Job” — though not all the work the “freak funk” trio are here to discuss sounds especially dreamy.
Currently in the studio working on finishing their LP, Tony Castles will release the Juice 7″ on June 21.
For a glimpse into the shimmering pop odyssey world of Tony Castles, check out the warmer-times worshiping video for “Black Girls In Dresses.”
Photo by Courtney Dudley
Coming out of Brooklyn’s fertile music scene, gauzy dream poppers Tony Castles have recently toured with Tom Tom Club and Jamie Lidell and supported Deerhunter and Dirty Projectors.
The No Service EP was produced and recorded by Jake Aron (Yeasayer, Jamie Lidell, Chairlift).
Press praise for Tony Castles
Paul Sicilian’s agile voice, along with the rougher production choices keep “Black Girls In Dresses” interesting, since the band brings in, say, a barking guitar sound or flute-like keyboard, slowly over the song’s five minutes.
Tony Castles drift away to the cloud palace on falsetto wings and a fine sense of improvisation. Watch this band become big.
Ornate percussion, Caribbean melodies, compositional curlicues that seem at pains to communicate the seductive musicianship of Tony Castles. For a three-piece the songs are impressively deep and full…As it stands, Tony Castles’ No Service is an impressive debut showcasing boatloads of talent, and hinting at much, much more.
Love Shack, Baby
With big chords that echo and reverberate as if they were part of the score to a modern day Sergio Leone showdown scene, Tony Castle’s No Service has a satisfying flow that includes a definitive beginning, middle and end.
Reverb-slicked falsetto, sharp bass-lines, hip drums, hazy guitar…Tony Castles make me able to smile again.
Who are Tony Castles?
Tony Castles was born in August 2008 in Brooklyn, NY. For having been formed one year ago, the band has plenty of history. Paul Sicilian and Gabriel Wurzel first crossed paths as freshmen in high school. The two soon began playing together in bands and ended up attending college together continuing to write music throughout. During this time they were introduced to fellow student and musician Willie Miesmer. Within a year after graduation all three moved to Brooklyn where they reconnected and began playing together in loose free form sessions, often swapping instruments and experimenting with loop pedals and samplers. The chemistry was instant and they continue inventing, deconstructing and reinventing their sound all the while clinging to a shared adoration for both strong vocal melody and open space.