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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