Craft Spells

Craft Spells

 Seattle, Washington, USA
BandAlternativePop

Toward the end of 2009, in a bedroom in Stockton, CA, a 21-year-old Justin Vallesteros began layering simple synth and guitar lines to create the sound that would become Craft Spells. What began as an experiment soon became a vibrant world of elegant guitar chords laced over looped rhythms, heavenly synth melodies, and pulsating bass. When Vallesteros recorded his first track “Party Talk,” an outpouring of online enthusiasm led him to move to Seattle and flesh out a full band for the debut LP I

Biography

In the cold and dreary winter of 2009, alone in his bedroom and hidden from the darkness of the world outside Justin Paul Vallesteros had begun working on something that would change his life forever. What began as a couple notes played in experimentation soon transformed into vibrant melodies that soon shook Vallesteros musical foundation to the core. Guitar chords laced over pulse sating synth melodies and drum rhythms was a departure from Justins previous work; he began to create the dreamy nostalgic pop music that is Craft Spells. Justin is a California native who now finds residence in San Francisco. Craft Spells is the epitome of the recent uprising of the DIY music scene. Coming from a place not known for its musical history or impact on music culture it seemed destined for Craft Spells to stay as a bedroom pop project with no final destination in sight. But soon the shear amount of blog volume his work began to generate was unimaginable. Sites like Weekly Tape Deck, Pasta Primavera, No Modest Bear and Pitchforks Forkcast took notice and thus began the never ending worldwide posting and re-posting on blog after blog of Craft Spells. The sound is led by Justins blissful voice, backed behind beautiful guitar melodies over heavenly synths, pop basslines and looped rhythms.

Discography

2012 - Gallery EP
2011 - Idle Labor
2011 - Party Talk 7"
2011 - After the Moment 7"