(The) Tony Castles

Brooklyn, NY

The dilemma in describing (The) Tony Castles is similar to finding the words that adequately clarify the sound and direction of Cincinnati’s own Foxy Shazam. (The) Tony Castles, relative newcomers to the Brooklyn scene, swirl around a sonic core that could be considered Weezer-like, with occasional forays into Roxy/Enoesque Art Pop affectations and My Morning Jacket explorations (if they’d been raised on a steady diet of Dub and Space Rock and ’60s AM Pop), capped off by a ball-straining falsetto. (The) Tony Castles might be hard to describe but they’re fascinating to hear.

You’ll Dig It If You Dig: Clem Snide in a Chillwave mood until the acid kicks in and the hallucination of the Vienna Boys Punk/Pop Choir appears. (Brian Baker)