Thursday, March 5, 2009

Talkin' Style with Castledoor

They are thrift store-loving, indie rockers: Castledoor...can it get any better? Nate- lead vocals, Gabriel- guitars/keys/vocals, Joel- drums, Brando- bass, Liska- keys/vocals, and Coury Jane- vocals/synth, make up the stylish, multi-instrumental family. These Cali natives catch our souls - and our eyes - with their fun, poppy beats and unique wardrobe. Their debut EP, Til We Sink is not your convential, mediocre indie record. It is extraordinary and full of spirit, which is successfully carried onto their style. Not only are we impressed by their catchy beats that makes want to dance dance dance, but we fell in in love with the creative vintage look that the band possesses! So naturally, we had some style q's for our admirable indie rockers. And Castledoor let Recycled Runway in on an array of their favorite fashion secrets ;)

RR: How does your music inspire your style?
Castledoor: Everything starts from an honest, natural place so each way we express ourselves winds together effortlessly.

RR: Where are you favorite places to shop?
Castledoor: Most of us like to thrift's the thrill of the hunt!
For my day Job I (Coury) run an eBay store (http://stores. shop. ebay. com/FancyTreehouse) with Vintage clothes mixed in with cute clothes of today so I shop pretty much all the time!

RR: Favorite fashion inspiration/icon?
Castledoor: I'm not sure if any of us consciously look to anyone in particular for inspiration. I think it's more of a big mashup with people from every decade and everyone on the streets today! If I (Coury) had to say for myself I would say Sandra Dee circa 1962.

RR: What are your essential wardrobe "must-haves" while on tour?
Castledoor: For the girls: Dresses (a given) and Onesies (so we can crawl over the seats and still be ladies).
For the boys: Layers of cardigans, button ups, tshirts (you never know what the weather will be like and layers just look more fun). 

RR: Would you consider your styles very similar or different? 
Castledoor: Well, we think of our styles as very different but I'm sure if anyone on the outside looked in they wouldn't be able to tell us apart. We usually randomly show up wearing different versions of the same outfit. 

RR: How would you label your style?
Castledoor: Colorful 

RR: Favorite thrift-store find?
Castledoor: I (Coury) got a white ruffled dress for $1 that I haven't managed to sell yet (a rarity). I guess I must really like it. (:
Lisa just got a cool trench coat for $1.
Joel once got a striped tank top that I like (he isn't 100% sold on the whole digging for good deals things)
Gabe's "crazy tshirts" (I do all his shopping pretty much as he isn't sold either)
Nate's mustard cardigan is pretty sweet.
Brando has his famous brown pants (that he's worn so much they need to be repaired).

RR: What are your fashion words of wisdom? 
Castledoor: You can wear absolutely anything as long as you believe it looks good.

RR: There are tons of indie music bands, how do you think your style sets you apart?
Castledoor: I don't think it sets us apart really but we just have to do what makes us feel comfortable and hope that it represents our personalities and our music well.

RR: What's your advice to other aspiring artists trying to make it in the industry? 
Castledoor: We're trying to make it ourselves! Just do what makes you happy and never forget it's supposed to be FUN.

Upcoming Tour Dates: 

Mar 12 2009 8:30p
the echo w/ plants and animals & avi buffalo los angeles, california

Mar 19 2009 7:30p
sxsw - the independent austin, texas

Mar 20 2009 9:00p
the prophet bar dallas, texas

Mar 21 2009 8:00p
The Percolator el paso, texas

Mar 24 2009 6:30p
rhythm room w/ marnie stern, beep beep & more! phoenix, arizona

Look out for their new full length album, Shouting at Mountains coming this April! We can't wait! 


Sheena said...

yay! Castledoor, they are really the whole package! :)

vintageveggie said...

such a cute video! i love in the beginning when all the girls are putting on make up with paint brushes.

fhen said...

great interview you have here :)