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Album Review: Craft Spells - Idle Labor

Album Review: Craft Spells - Idle Labor

Wednesday 27th April, 2011 11:35AM

The lo-fi dream pop / chill-wave train continues to roll! Craft Spells has a similar sounding back story: Justin Vallesteros spends a certain amount of his time recording tracks by himself in his bedroom in some unassuming cultural backwater of the United States (in this case, the not so major town of Stockton in California) where toiling away could only get him so far before DIY labels and indie gloam bloggers tracked him down and pushed him into ramping things up. It's no surprise that Captured Tracks, run by Blank Dogs centrifuge Mike Sniper, would be the one to sign this kid up; the comparisons to label mates Wild Nothing and Beach Fossils are obvious, considering both the music they all produce and their eerily uniform histories.

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