Hot new act Casxio are burning brightly from the sunny shores of Los Angeles with their unique brand of upbeat disco funk.
Having spent the past year touring around the states, including CMJ Festival in October, Casxio have set their sights on the UK for 2010. The band are proud to announce the March 8th release of their â€˜Seventeenâ€™ EP- a refreshing divine fusion of disco, funk and rock nâ€™ roll.
Reminiscent of a sound that first infiltrated our airwaves over a quarter of a century ago, Casxio is what happens when Prince, the Talking Heads, and Sly Stone all get their hearts broken by the same girl.
The Seventeen track from this exciting debut EP has even been featured a commercial for Sonyâ€™s Webbie HD Camera in conjunction with MTVâ€™s Real World series, and also was placed in NBCâ€™s brand new hospital drama Mercy.
Second track on the EP â€˜Boiling Pointâ€™ reveals the smooth and soulful side to the bandâ€™s sound and it also features a range of remixes by The Glass, Golden vs. Public (Sam Sparroâ€™s production team), and Sonny Moore (frontman of rock outfit From First to Last).
Formed by frontman Lucas Guerin, Casxio consist of joined Eric Saez (guitar), Andrea Choe (keys) and Zach Schrock (drums)- the band have developed an impressive retinue, hailed by critics and garnering a loyal following of revelers, (including cohorts Sam Sparro, Yelle and Datarock).
Inspired by the soulful falsetto balladry of classic icons as diverse as Curtis Mayfield, and Hall & Oates, Casxio aim to be â€œmore than just a friend to youâ€. Bringing the intensity and emotion back into a world where pop has become stagnant and disposable, this West Coast four-piece revives the timeless soul and funk feeling we’ve been long since waiting for.