Castanets are a modern indie rock band from San Diego, California, and mainly the creative output of Ray Raposa, who has become a force in the San Diego music scene. The Castanets have created a name for themselves in the burgeoning freak folk —and sometimes called new weird America— scene and have shared many touring bills with Jana Hunter and Wooden Wand.
Raposa began his musical career playing with various groups in San Diego, including members of Tristeza, Pinback, Rocket From the Crypt, Skaters and many more. This loose knit base of musicians may have attributed to Raposa's constant use of different musicians, usually in improvisational manners. Soon, Castanets were making a name for themselves in the growing freak folk scene, and were soon... Read More