|Origin||San Diego, California, U.S.|
|Genres||Psychedelic folk, Alternative Country|
Castanets is the musical project of Raymond Raposa, a San Diego native currently residing in Portland, Oregon. While Raposa is the only constant member of the band, his records and live performances often feature an extensive rotating cast of musicians, the line-up often changing from night to night in a single tour. First touted by Pitchfork Media, Castanets were one of the more prominent proponents of the so-called freak folk movement (also known as psychedelic folk and New Weird America) that took place in the U.S. music scene in 2003-04.
Raposa's most recent record, Texas Rose, the Thaw, and the Beasts, was released on September 22, 2009 by the Asthmatic Kitty label.
- 2003 What Kind of Cure (unreleased)
- 2004 Cathedral (Asthmatic Kitty)
- 2005 First Light's Freeze (Asthmatic Kitty)
- 2005 untitled split 12" with I Heart Lung (Sounds Are Active)
- 2007 untitled CD EP with Shapes and Sizes (Asthmatic Kitty)
- 2007 In The Vines (Asthmatic Kitty)
- 2008 City of Refuge (Asthmatic Kitty)
- 2009 Texas Rose, the Thaw, and the Beasts (Asthmatic Kitty)
- Asthmatic Kitty homepage
- City of Refuge reviewed at Daily Music Guide
- Texas Rose, The Thaw and The Beasts reviewed at Daily Music Guide
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