On the Castanets’s “Worn From the Fight (With Fireworks)”


Speaking of Pink Mountaintops, Stereogum today posts a new song from Castanets, a similarly veteran one-man/big-band psychedelic folk act. “Worn From the Fight (With Fireworks)” is as good a title as any–like most Ray Raposa compositions, the song is low-key and dazed and a certain kind of exhausted. But the details here make the thing come into focus–glitchy, clicking computer percussion; watery, hyper-synthetic bass; and a lovely trace of echo washing over everything. It’s also romantic as hell, in a quiet way: “When I arrive from the endless drive to you sitting on the steps,” sings Raposa, “I’ll step with all of me to meet you there, my dear.” Hear the track here.