"Totally dominating destination music." Austin Chronicle
Casual Strangers has recorded a new full-length album with Louie Lino (Moving Panoramas, Nada Surf) that is being prepared for a 2018 release.
"Probably one of the more interesting things about a group like Casual Strangers is that their music seems to be constantly evolving, never holding to a specific shape yet never really abandoning its own distinct form at the same time. Over the course of two albums--2014's Self-Titled and this year's Pink Panther--the Austin-based group (who describe their sound as "cosmic sludge") have shifted from an experimental rock sound that relied on traditional song structure to a certain extent to something a little more atmospheric, glacially paced, and freeform--music less rooted in specific genres and shaped more by an expansive creativity that, at times, brings to mind the kind of experimental instrumental pieces Pink Floyd were creating during their pre-Dark Side of the Moon era, the kind of meandering ambient jams meant for late night drives into the desert that could easily set your mind wandering off on some sort of inner cosmic journey." The 405
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