The prolific Californian ‘garage-pop’ singer/songwriter/musician Josh Hwang is back under his usual moniker Castlebeat with a new single ‘Wasting Time’ via the ever excellent Spirit Goth label, to delight us with his sad striking harmonies, a splash of deadly jagged The Cure-like guitar lines and stunning chilly melodic hooks that overwhelms your senses in a whirlwind of sunpastel colors and warm feelings on the brink between nostalgia and dream, suggesting unlikely visions of a young Robert Smith surfin’ waves under a slightly veiled Californian setting sun.
A bliss, ‘just like heaven’.
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Written by Fabrizio Lusso