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Gavin Castleton

trendless open-source progressive whatever.


Genres: Indie / Soul / Experimental

Location: Portland, OR

Stats: 607 fans / 74,669 plays / 27 plays today





4 tracks

Members: Gavin Castleton and Gavin Castleton

Gavin Castleton gained critical acclaim in 2009 for his self-produced full-length Home (on indie label Five One Inc.), a massive concept record about love, loss, and zombies. The album's first single "Coffeelocks" enjoyed heavy rotation on specialty stations around the country, most notably as the Top Tune of the Day on LA's influential KCRW's "Morning Becomes Eclectic" show where Castleton and his band performed live on his '09 CD release tour. Viral videos of Castleton performing epic looping covers of Peter Gabriel's "Sledgehammer," Prince/Sinead O'Connor's "Nothing Compares 2 U," and Bjork's "Come to Me," introduced a whole new generation of listeners to Castleton's work via blogs, tweets, and Facebook pages the world over. He keeps his audience invested by weaving the narratives of his concept record together through serial fiction pieces published regularly on his blog, The Great Consolidation.

Castleton has toured the country with his trio relentlessly for years, booking and promoting most of the tours himself. Joining The Gavin Castleton Trio on most of the dates will be another KCRW favorite, Lex Land, as well as Happy Body Slow Brain (featuring ex-members of Taking Back Sunday and Facing New York). Both artists will also be releasing new albums this month. You can find tourdates and stream both Home (now with Director's Commentary!) and Won Over Frequency at gavincastleton.com.

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  • L♥ve Sh♥cker said:
    I absolutely love the new songs!!! Genius! :D Oct 03
  • jeddy stape said:
    like the songs are you brave & hope is a drug both are hot Sep 28
  • .alice. said:
    why didn't I listen to you before?! you're amazing Aug 24
  • Kiersten said:
    Your Shirt Ended Up Turning Me Into A Lady Bug After All... Just As You Said You Hoped It Wouldn't... You Were Aamazing That Night With Ray And Rustic. I've Not Stopped Listening To You Since. :D Oct 16
  • Taylor Rose (: said:
    i havent listened to your songs in a while,and i consider myself dumb for not listening sooner. Oct 01
  • YOUareloved said:
    Reminds me of Ben Gibbard Sep 09
  • L♥ve Sh♥cker said:
    Why, why? oh why? why would you remove most of the songs from the latest album...I so love them, I would listen to them over and over again...I have a request...please put them up again :D Jul 27
  • Steph said:
    I really like your songs Jul 23
  • jacobo said:
    your sound is unique!! i love it Jul 03
  • LACEDindarkness said:
    You give me inspiration to work harder and dedicate more to music and in relationships. Thank you. Jun 21
  • D-mplz said:
    tss. goodjob! C: Jun 06
  • ryaneatsairplane said:
    this is crazy. crazy awesome. May 22
  • emily said:
    So how can I get my hands on a cd? Apr 20
  • F4!TH. said:
    coffeelocks is amazing. Mar 19
  • Hunter Edward said:
    love the instrumentals! i think its very different in a good way :] Feb 21

Won Over Frequency

Sep 18, 2010

Random Anthems EP

Oct 11, 2009


Feb 13, 2009

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