Archive for the 'Jennifer Castle' Category

Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

Lagniappe (la·gniappe) noun ˈlan-ˌyap,’ – 1. An extra or unexpected gift or benefit. 2. Something given or obtained as a gratuity or bonus. On her recent album Angeles of Death, singer/songwriter Jennifer Castle feels out the concept of grief, turning it over like a wet stone in her hand. It’s a remarkable record, both pained […]

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

“The fictional concept of death rears its head in so many of my songs, always on the periphery, or as a side note, or a reminder, a punchline or the bottom line, always sniffing around like a death dog. For once I wanted to try to put it in my center vision. In order to […]

Monday, September 14th, 2015

Not unlike our recent look back at Toronto band Deloro’s 2011 self titled album, we revisited Jennifer Castle’s solo record from that same year, the lovely Castlemusic. Castle’s successor to that record, Pink City, is an absolutely stunner. Gentle rolling guitar, Owen Pallett’s lush string arrangements and Castle’s voice – an indefinable thing that is at […]

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

Lagniappe (la·gniappe) noun ˈlan-ˌyap,’ – 1. An extra or unexpected gift or benefit. 2. Something given or obtained as a gratuity or bonus. At once fragile, delicate and rugged, Jennifer Castle‘s Pink City is one of the more beautifully crafted records of the year. For her contribution to the Lagniappe Sessions, Castle takes on the melancholy country […]

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

Jennifer Castle has crafted one of the more beautiful records of the year. Hailing from Toronto, her voice recalls the energy of Laurel Canyon like some 40-year-old folk record might. But Pink City (No Quarter Records), Castle’s masterfully crafted new long player, is much more than a yesteryear retread. On opener “Truth is the Freshest […]