The OC Weekly calls LA-based Puppets of Castro “Witty, intelligent pop,” which is on full display here with their new single ‘Thank You At The Grammys’ from their new album, ‘Nude Descending An Elevator’.
From the opening riff, ‘Thank You At The Grammys’ is a tight, hilarious rocker, like an amped up Joe Walsh meets The Violent Femmes. The Puppets Of Castro features the songs of singer/songwriter Andrew Lorand, with guest vocals by Darryl Purpose.
‘Thank You At The Grammys’, Lorand says, was written while driving, “scaring the crap out of nearby drivers as I wrote out the lyrics by hand on a clipboard, while steering with my knees. There may have been a diet Mtn. Dew involved, as well.”
Perhaps Lorand’s most remarkable gift as a songwriter is the ability to simply and succinctly convey complex feelings in totally unique, and often humorous, ways. Memorable melodies and lyrics that oftentimes elicit laughter and tears, make Andrew Lorand’s music a truly satisfying experience.
Puppets Of Castro have released three albums on Trough Records, which feature the extraordinary vocal talents of Darryl Purpose and Matthew Mars. In addition, Lorand has released three solo albums.
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