Casket Cassette: Into the Sun

LA project, Casket Cassette, emerge with their self-titled first album and their rather poetic take on darkwave and post punk. Helmed by artist Constant Williams who divides his time between California and Iowa where he is pursuing an MFA in poetry at the Iowa Writers Workshop, Casket Cassette grasp the genre's sounds and aesthetics, and deliver their own interpretation.

Thematically, Williams' songs frequently focus on heavy topics like mental health, breakdown, abuse, and healing process, while also bringing bright spots. The songwriting often combines optimism with pain and grief in a clearly distinguishable mixture, and musically, Casket Cassette seem firmly based on the groundbreaking underground sounds of eighties post punk.

Casket Cassette got their name from Williams' childhood memory of his father recording a live song onto a cassette, and placing it inside his grandfather's casket as it was being buried.

The driving darkwave number and album highlight, Into The Sun, brings the project's debut to an impressive conclusion, while being utterly characteristic of the pulsating darkness that Casket Cassette have to offer.




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