Joking aside, Castevet’s success is a big deal. For a band that plays basement shows as often as Castevet, the opportunity to release an album on a foreign label like Japan’s Stiff Slack Records doesn’t happen every day. Castevet is doing something big. And that big thing is emo.
I’ve been toying around with this article for close to a year. Yet, it didn’t come to fruition until a couple months back. A big thanks to Newcity for once again slapping one of my ideas on the cover. Also, a well-deserved thanks is due to Nick Wakim (Castevet), Anton Kropp (Monument), Patrick Delehanty (Joie De Vivre) and Keith Latinen (Empire! Empire!) for lending their voices to the piece. Read it here.