by Andrew Sacher
DOWNLOAD: Raymond Byron & the White Freighter - "Allegiance" (MP3)
Ray Raposa, the brains behind Asthmatic Kitty-signed freak folk project Castanets, hasn't officially retired the Castanets moniker, but he is on to a new project which he's calling Raymond Byron & the White Freighter. He released his first album with that project, Little Death Shaker, earlier this month (9/4) via Asthmatic Kitty. It's got more folk and less freak than Castanets but more characteristically solid songwriting from Ray nonetheless. You can grab an MP3 of the album's single, "Allegiance," above or stream the entire album below, via bandcamp, where you can also purchase it for $8.
For Austin's Love Inks, the Pianos show is one of two previously mentioned NYC shows they're playing on their tour this month. The other happens on September 26 at Glasslands with Shy Hunters, Baby Alpaca, and Young Unknowns. Tickets for that show are still available.
An updated list of Love Inks dates and the Raymond Byron & the White Freighter streams are below...
Raymond Byron & the White Freighter - "Allegiance"
Raymond Byron & the White Freighter - Little Death Shaker
Love Inks -- 2012 Tour Dates
FORT WORTH, TX - LOLA'S (FRI 9.14)
CHAPEL HILL, NC - NIGHTLIGHT (TUES 9.18)
WASHINGTON, DC - THE LOFT ABOVE THE BIKE SHOP (WED 9.19)
NEW YORK, NY - PIANO'S (FRI 9.21) w/ Ray Raposa
MONTREAL, QC - BRASSERIE BEAUBIEN - (SAT 9.22)
TORONTO, ON - THE GARRISON (SUN 9.23)
ITHACA, NY - LOT 10 (TUE 9.25)
BROOKLYN, NY - GLASSLANDS (WED 9.26)
CHICAGO, IL - TOWNSHIP (FRI 9.28)