The Castaways celebrate the release of their first full length CD at The Feedback Lounge in West Seattle on January 24th, 2014.
The Seattle Castaways announce the release of their new album Miniature Horses. This is the first full-length record for Seattle’s loudest ukulele band. Miniature Horses is a collection of universally loved pop and rock classics rethought for The Castaways’ unique ukulele-based rock and roll format. You’ve seen these songs covered before — but not like this.
Recorded in 2013, this new record will firmly establish The Castaways as not just a quirky and fun group of entertainers, but a talented group of rockers. The lush harmonies, solid grooves, and ripping uke solos will make you think differently about what a ukulele band can be. The record opens with an eye opening rendition of Aerosmith’s Sweet Emotion, and will make you do a double take with Madonna’s Material Girl, Billy Idol’s White Wedding and Cake’s Short Skirt/Long Jacket.
Seattle music writer and owner of Seattle’s Feedback Lounge, Jeff Gilbert, says “Novelty? Yes and no. These are faithful, musical, and gleeful renditions of tried and true hits by Aerosmith, Johnny Cash, Madonna, Hall & Oates and The Rolling Stones. Who knew that classic rock played on ukuleles – surrounded by air-tight harmonies and kazoos (yeah, I said kazoos) – would hit that musical sweet spot that’s still there after all those years.”
The Castaways will celebrate the release of Miniature Horses on January 24th at the Feedback Lounge, Seattle, WA at 9 PM.