For the past few years, Tyler Jackson of Portland, Maine, has been turning out fuzzy pop gems — leaning towards psych rock at times, riff-heavy indie rock at others — under the name Foam Castles (previously seen performing solo in an episode of BTR Hear & There). The project began, like many, as a home recording project that eventually featured an amorphous lineup of musician friends before solidifying into a full-fledged band. These days, the band is a tight foursome pop hit-making machine including some of the most accomplished veterans of the local Portland scene (Jaw Gems, Brenda, Endless Jags, and others among their notable projects). The guys dropped by the studio to share some tunes both old and new and to chat with Travis, providing some insight into where they find inspiration for their music.
Featured song: “Sycamore”
Complete broadcast and audio playlist: http://b-t-r.co/L3jReP
Bonanza, the latest release from Foam Castles is now available from Teenarena Records.
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