Some more from SXSW

Nice picture! (But where’s the bootleg?) (What do you mean, there’s no bootleg?!?!) (If you see any bootleg, let me know, please…)

 
There’s also a really nice review from Jillian Pedersen from Spirit 105.9:

I did hear a clip of their live performance. Their harmonies meld together so perfectly in a way only musically talented siblings are able to do. So, if you’re looking for new music with incredible vocals and encouraging words, look no further than Castro.

 
But of course!

For the rest of the piece, click on the nice clicky link I made for you here.

 
(You know, you could have read this hours ago if you were following Castro on Twitter. I’m just sayin’.)

 
Also! SXSW’s YouTube channel has the “Automatic” video up as “Showcasing Artist 2017”:


Video posted by SXWS

So we missed it live…

But we got a video!:

It’s a half hour, so give yourself some time. Or you can skip ahead to around 18:00 (-11:30) or so.

 
FYI: Info on Toyota Texas Music Revolution here.

I agree with this placement…

From Idol Chatter, “The Top 10 Post-American Idol Songs” (of 2016, that is):

“Automatic” by Castro: The best song on the very fine debut EP from Casto, which includes Jason (4th on Season 7 of Idol), brother Michael (a contestant on Seasons 8 & 9) and younger sister Jackie. Dang, does she sound great on the opening to this song? Then the very familiar voice of Jason cuts in on verse number two. Here’s hoping the trio continue making music together. I haven’t ranked these songs, but this is my absolute favorite from 2016.

 
To explain–the writer, Mark Franklin, begins by saying he’s not ranking the songs, but… 😉 Anyway, check out the whole article here!

My absolute fave from the EP is Hearts Coming Home, so have them both!


Video by Castro


Video by gailinroch

 

Thanks for the find, Jasonized! (And for the video, too…)

About that Mesquite show

You know, the one that Castro did this past Saturday? Well, it resulted in this quite nice article in the Mesquite News:

“We all have very diverse musical interests that we kind of combine to make us what we are,” Jason said.

[…]“I think we are better together, and this is too special not to try.”

 

For the full piece, click on over to the website!

“Automatic” video is LIVE


Video by Castro

(I especially love the end, just perfect!)

There is also a piece on the IHeartRadio website that talks about the meaning behind the video. From the Castros:

Images of love, nature, and light serve to evoke the feeling that love is an irresistible adventure that beckons, and is at it’s best when it is simple, care free – Automatic.

 
Don’t forget to check out the rest of the article!

PLUS! There is a new video about the story behind “Automatic”:


Video by Castro

ETA: Both Billboard and MJ’s Big Blog have articles about the video, too–be sure to click over and have a read!

 

Thanks for the heads-ups, Jasonized!