A “don’t miss” interview piece from Billboard

Jason on touring with his sibs:

[…] Jason says he couldn’t be happier.

“There’s no one else I’d rather travel with,” Castro tells Billboard. “Truth is, being on the road is a challenge for anybody with anybody and being with family kind of makes it a lot easier. It at least makes it feel a bit more like home, and I’m just excited to share this whole process with them.”

 
Check out the full article on Billboard.com. (It’s really good!)

New acoustic “Rock ‘n’ Roll” video!

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Oops! That’s just an image. The video is (for now) exclusive to Crave, so you’ll have to click over there to hear and see it–but that’s fine, because there’s a nice little piece to go with:

[T]he intimate black and white video shows Castro’s gorgeous three-part harmonies as they seamlessly trade-off the powerhouse lead vocals as if they’re passing the salt at a family dinner.

 
For the rest of the article and the video, click on through!

 

And now the video is no longer exclusive, so you can listen here, too:


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Artist Spotlight

There’s a nice band profile on The Hudsucker:

Touching on themes such as dreaming big, finding happiness, and loving someone unrequitedly. Diamond Dreams is sure to have a song for every listener. As Jason states, that is Castro’s ultimate mission as makers of music: “Music has the power to transform a day, and the power to define a time. That’s our goal: to be that for somebody. To be the song.”

 
Be sure to click through and read the rest of it!

“Automatic” Acoustic Video!

Right now it’s up exclusively at Twist Magazine‘s website, so hop over there and have a look/listen–lovely!

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(Sorry if the screenshot fooled anyone. Since it is exclusive I won’t bring the video here until tomorrow because reasons.)

Go! And don’t forget to leave a thumbs-up and/or comment on YouTube. Also, be good to your friends and share the piece-cum-video with your Face-Friends and fellow tweeters.

 
ETA: And here’s the actual video:


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The Sibling Game!

It seems that Castro did a bunch of mini-interviews ‘n’ stuff for iHeartRadio, most of which has been been-and-gone on Snapchat…but here’s something I can post!

(It’s fun. Watch it!)


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Hopefully there will be more (that I can post, not on Snapchat), and if there are, I will bring them.

 

Thanks for the find, Jasonized!

If you’re interested in Jason’s songwriting process…

…there’s a fascinating glimpse into that in an article in the Vermont Standard about that songwriting retreat the family went to a few weeks ago:

Jason Castro paced through the grass with his guitar.

He strummed and hummed as if he was in a trance.

He paused to sip some beer that rested on a picnic table. Then kept walking.

“Who are we talking to?” he asked.

 

For what comes next, follow the clicky link.

ETA: There is also a whole gallery of photos

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of the retreat concert, featuring Jason.

 

Thanks for the link to the photo gallery, ArtTeacher!

Did you miss the YouNow live broadcast?

Well, we have you covered! There’s a replay HERE, behind that clicky link there. (Or click on the screengrab, same difference.)

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When you get there, click on the “REPLAYS” tab. You’ll see a bunch of videos to replay–for the one with actual sound, click on the one that is 29:37 long. And that’s it!

(And if you missed it, you DO want to listen to the replay–they sang “Diamond Dreams” and “Automatic”!)

I was not previously familiar with The Daily Country

But they have a nice piece up about CASTRO and “Diamond Dreams”:

“Dreams are more valuable than anything else,” Jason says. “It’s about realizing that a lot of people want to squash dreams – they say it’s unrealistic or that you can’t do it. I think a big part of how we’ve gotten to where we are is by really valuing our dreams.”

 
To read the whole thing (and there is more, so you should), hop on over to The Daily Country.