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Customer Reviews

5 out of 5

16 Ratings

Strongest work yet (and that's saying A LOT)

RyanVPDX,

Cassino frontman Nick Torres is an artist and a craftsman when it comes to making music. This is their long awaited 6 song EP with absolutely no filler, a throwback to the days when an album was meant to be consumed in its entirety, was completely worth the wait. What I most appreciate about Nick and this band is that they aren't afraid to go in different directions. For example Bottlenecker, the opening title track, doesn't sound quite like anything they've done before. The major constant is Nick's amazing writing and gift for strangely catchy melodies which grow on you with each listen. From start to finish this is some of their best work, even compared to their already stellar catalogue.

an excellent, grossly underrated band/artist

aksfast3,

a stellar ep of some perfect country folk rock. even though it's been almost 7 years since their last excellent full length "kingprince" these guys haven't missed a beat. nick torres great vocals and songwriting is something to be admired. .i just hope these guys can get some recognition and release music more often!

About Cassino

After the breakup of emo-influenced indie rockers Northstar in the summer of 2005, principle songwriters Tyler Odom and Nick Torres headed back to their home state of Alabama and starting writing songs for their new project, Cassino. Setting aside the harder edges of Northstar's sound, Cassino's music takes a more pastoral approach, with Odom citing the adventurous folk rock of Neil Young, Will Oldham, and Joanna Newsom as key influences, while allowing the personal and spiritual messages of their songs to take greater prominence. After a year and a half of working on material and occasional low-key gigs, Cassino released their first album, Sound of Salvation, in the spring 2007; Odom and Torres opted to release the album themselves independent of the influences of a major record label. ~ Mark Deming

  • ORIGIN
    Alabama
  • GENRE
    Dance
  • FORMED
    Aug 2005

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