These talented Germans are back at it again. While most groups produce one or two good numbers, the Casey Jr. Ride have yet to produce a song I haven’t thoroughly enjoyed. With such a deep, powerful and sensual sound, how could you not get behind them?
This past July I wrote a review on their then latest album, Heliocentric View. Sounding like the love child of Jim Morrison and Joy Division, I couldn’t get enough of that angsty, surf rock meets proto-punk sound. I am delighted to announce that on December 16th they will be releasing a new album, ERROR #404.
Dreams of a Fool (from their new album)
While this album still retains some of the surf rock elements seen in Heliocentric View, ERROR #404 is a lot darker and emotionally charged than their previous album. It sounds dreamy-veering towards nightmarish, psychedelic, raw and soulful all at the same time- it doesn’t disappoint. If Kurt Cobain was born a German poet yielding a tambourine and singing about the trials and tribulations of life, he would be The Casey Jr. Ride.
Many of the songs on the album, such as Billy’s Bills and Oh God We Were Young, are reminiscent of early BJM. The album is both dark and comforting, while remaining electrifying. If you’re into shoegaze and psychedelic rock you will thoroughly enjoy this album, I know I did.
Billy’s Bills (from their new album)
ERROR #404 will be available on their bandcamp page; show them some love: https://thecaseyjrride.bandcamp.com/
Check out my previous review of The Casey Jr. Ride here:
Review written by Isabella Moulton– a stylist and designer by day, and aesthetic aficionado by night. For inquiries, please contact her at: firstname.lastname@example.org | Keep it groovy <3