Casper Bangs writes melodic guitar layered indie pop with sweet sturdy vocals. RIYL Grandaddy, The Magnetic Fields, and The Kinks.
Casper Bangs is the recording project of DC based vocalist and guitarist Rob Pierangeli. Named after the ex-lover that inspired many of the songs, Casper Bangs is a trip through the joys and downers of loving and being loved.
The Whitespace 7â€? and s/t EP are a preview of Casper Bangsâ€™ full-length record, I Woke Up. It was written and performed by Pierangeli at his desktop computer in the midst of relational bliss - it's a document of a good thing that ultimately goes bad. The songs contain strong unaffected vocals balanced with harmony, layers of noisy guitars, and reverb.
Live, Pierangeli is joined on stage by Rishi Chakrabarty (guitar), Mike Tasevoli (drums), Sam McCormally (keyboards + vocals), and Drew Doucette (bass).
Casper Bangs EP - 5/09
I Woke Up LP - 9/10
Typical Set is 35 minutes, and consists of about 10 songs.