The Castrati Menace

by Eldridge Rodriguez

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The Castrati Menace wades in a deep pool of various genres, which fluidly mix to make up the nine single tracks on the album.

The band's influences are on full display, sliding between each other on each track. Noise-pop and glitch, anthemic guitar rock and electro beats, Industrial indie with sonic slacker abandon, romantic tributes meet with dissonant tones, blips, buzzes and screams.

The albums lyrics tend to revolve around themes of failure, redemption, acceptance, friendship in the face of overwhelming adversity and failure again. There is the tongue in cheek, love/hate, take a swing at your-hometown-miss and fall sway. Contemplation of the time that will come when you’re gone and your friends are still here. Good old fashioned traffic revenge. Dance music for kids who like to dance alone, "Modern Blues."

The Castrati Menace (Continuous Mix) is the the entire album sequenced with interstitial music in between connecting the nine single tracks and presented as a complete work. While all 9 individual tracks will be available as separate downloads, the 10th track pulls all the ideas together and presents it as a cohesive digital album. It’s how, if we had our druthers, we’d prefer it be presented. It wouldn't work as a vinyl or cd release, as, it's designed not to be interrupted. We figured since The Castrati Menace was a digital release we should do something special. So, The Castrati Menace, (Continuous Mix) is kind of like a remix of the entire album with a ton of extra material not available in the singles. It’s the concept and the execution.

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released October 9, 2015

ELDRIDGE RODRIGUEZ – THE CASTRATI MENACE

Eldridge Rodriguez
The Castrati Menace
Release date- Friday October 9, 2015
Format- digital Lp
The Castrati Menace (Continuous Mix) run time- 50:23

Produced by Celebrity Handjob x0 and Cameron Keiber
Recorded by Celebrity Handjob x0 at Bluetone Studios, Somerville, MA and Cameron Keiber around Boston and Cambridge
Engineered by Celebrity Handjob x0
Mixed by Mike Quinn at Bluetone Studios and Moontower Recording Studios, Somerville, MA
Mastered by Nick Zampiello at New Alliance East, Cambridge, MA
Cover photo credit - Courtney Ryan, Boston, MA

Band Members:
Cameron Keiber- vocals, guitar, piano, bass, synth, sequencing
Dennis Grabowski- drums, digital drum sequencing
Clayton Keiber- guitar
David Grabowski- synths, bass, sequencing, mixing, piano

All interstitial music on The Castrati Menace (Continuous Mix) by Celebrity Handjob x0

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