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CSTVT

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Lauded as one of 2009’s very best records by critics and fans alike, CSTVT’s amazing debut, Summer Fences, paid homage to the quartet’s influences — bands such as Chicago brethren Ghosts And Vodka, The Appleseed Cast, Small Brown Bike and The Casket Lottery — while never completely succumbing to the weight of those torchbearers’ important contributions to the scene they helped build. Shades of gorgeous, twinkly 90’s Midwestern emo collided with a brawny-yet-brainy punk rock explosion and in the process, spawned something altogether exciting and new.

Bio courtesy of the good people at Tiny Engines.

Members:

Will McEvilly
Ron Petzke
Josh Snader
Nick Wakim

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Press:

“Perfect blend of all the greatest moments from the ’90s emo/indie/post-hardcore scenes.”
-Punknews.org (4.5/5)

“This may be the ballsiest band in punk rock today, because for some reason they’ve convinced themselves they can take on post-rock instrumentalists like American Football, Appleseed Cast and dare to blend it with Small Brown Bike or The Casket Lottery. There’s a fine line between courage and stupidity and Chicago’s Castevet manages, somehow beyond all probability, to stay between those tight confines all the way through.”
-Deckfight

“It’s really easy: CHUCK RAGAN fronts AMERICAN FOOTBALL. If that doesn’t set you a-twitter, really, there’s not much that will.”
-Pastepunk

“Musically, Castevet paint a gorgeous landscape of angular melody and tuneful dynamics, this will bring to mind some of the classics like Texas Is The Reason, Minus The Bear or Mineral.”
-GO211