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Carnival Barkers

by I Am Casting

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Charmer 04:00
Flood 03:38
Window 02:10
Wolf 03:53
Clay 04:22
Anchored 02:52
Helpless 03:26
Almost 02:44
Lullaby 02:34
Muggers 02:54
Seams 03:06


Here's what PopMatters had to say in its review of Carnival Barkers, the debut LP from I Am Casting...
"This is an album in the traditional sense, a song cycle united against a common enemy. The record proves itself as much reportage as cautionary tale, replete with complex melodic and harmonic turns as well as truth-seeking lyrics that can provide hope in moments of hopelessness... At times reminiscent of Paul Simon's most woke moments, the early solo work of Peter Gabriel or Los Lobos' ode to the silently suffering, By the Light of the Moon, Carnival Barkers is an exquisite portrait of the times that try humankind's collective soul." (PopMatters, Feb 2019)


released February 22, 2019

All songs written and arranged by Cole Guerra (BMI)

Produced by Cole Guerra
Mixed by Ian Schreier at Manifold Recording
Mastered by Brent Lambert at Kitchen Mastering

Recorded by Cole Guerra at The Ironing Board
Additional Recording by Peter Kimosh at Deep Sound Studio

All sounds generated by Cole Guerra
except as follows:
Stephen Coffman (drums on Helpless & Seams), Peter Kimosh (bass on Seams), Al Strong (trumpet on Wolf), Andy Kleindienst (trombone on Wolf), Tim Smith (saxophone on Almost)


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I Am Casting Durham, North Carolina

I Am Casting is helmed by Cole Guerra. Under his own name, Cole released 'Scarves & Knives', an album described as "darkly beautiful...fresh and utterly captivating" (Performing Songwriter). Vintage Guitar magazine praised Cole's "complex melodies that float rather than progress from A to B to C...the slow-motion fever dreams inside Guerra's tunes ensnare with a unique alien beauty". ... more

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