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…)

Yay, more bootleg!

These are from Nashville, with thanks to Copian fayemcd–thank you, Faye!

“Rock and Roll”:

Video by macfae

“Head to My Heart”:

Video by macfae

“Waters of Jordan”:

Video by macfae

“Hallelujah”:

Video by macfae

“Hearts Coming Home”:

Video by macfae

“Good For You”:

Video by macfae

“Automatic”:

Video by macfae

Faye also wrote us a great recap, so check that out in our forums!

Still more tour, with bootleg!

Now, now, we’ll get to the bootleg. Moving along…

Philly:

DC:

Indianapolis:

Soundcheck in Indy. Back on the road with the boys! @greenriverordinance @theroosevelts

A photo posted by Jackie Castro (@jackie_castro) on

Columbus:

And we have an excellent recap from Columbus by our own ArtTeacher, so be sure to check it out in our forum. There are also photos:

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(That’s a teaser. Go check out the recap for the rest!)

Chicago:

And here’s the bootleg–thank you, Rose Queen!

Good For You:

Video by rosequeen49

Hallelujah:

Video by rosequeen49

Automatic:

Video by rosequeen49

Diamond Dreams:

Video by rosequeen49

Nashville:

 

Thank you for the finds, Jasonized and ArtTeacher–and for the great recap, Arty!–and for the videos, RoseQueen!

“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!