Another recent find while searching the endless sea of Myspace music profiles, they’re from Stockton surprisingly. With this 3 song collection you get smokey picnic time pop songs, catchy enough to want to sing along to. Perfect for daydreams of summer crushes. I am a fan of Walking Water Wet I love the sample that they use which is repetitive yet soothing to the mind.
So Transparent wrote about them a while back and had this to say:
Happy to welcome California’s Craft Spells across the threshold of these pages and hopefully it’ll be the first of many calls if Justin Vallesteros keep churning out charming, blurry downer-pop doozies such as “The Fog Rose High.” Now, some of this will be familar to you. The far-off, water-skimming guitar tones that entwine themselves around the jam’s tinny, insistent heartbeat and that stoned, detached drawl made up most of our Summer listening sustenance. This is an altogether more reflective, introspective affair though – Vallesteros’ distance sounding more a product of genuine despair than cool nihilism as his lonesome croon struggles to keep warm underneath chilling (not chilled anymore), crystalline keys. If we are at the beach now, all the babes are hiding from Winter. We’re alone and it is cold in its beauty.
Walking Water Wet
he has a new single for download on his myspace page.