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Album Review: Advance Base, "Nephew in the Wild"

Advance Base Nephew in the Wild
(Orindal Records – August 21, 2015)
(Indie Pop, Bedroom Pop)
Review by Rob Bockman

There’s nothing less useful than the qualifier “underrated,” since it requires establishment of metrics, sources, and definitions straight off the bat; still, Owen Ashworth (Casiotone for the Painfully Alone, Advance Base) doesn’t get mentioned nearly enough in the Best American Pop Contemporary Songwriters pantheon. 518 more words


Trisha Please Come Home - Advance Base

Nostalgic bedroom-pop stalwart Owen Ashworth has stayed busy since retiring his Casiotone project in 2010: He worked with Mark Kozelek on Benji; he crafted some beats for Chicago oddball Serengeti; 192 more words


Part 3: Serengeti - Tracks (2011)

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After Sufjan Stevens and Son Lux there’s only one name left: Serengeti. He’s the third member of the band I’m going to present to you next week. 608 more words


Casiotone For The Painfully Alone - “Lesley Gore On The TAMI Show”

Fair enough; if I’d written a seven-page letter and it blew away, I wouldn’t bother re-writing it either.

“Lesley Gore On The TAMI Show” comes from Casiotone For The Painfully Alone’s… 38 more words


Flavorwire Exclusive: Owen Ashworth's Witty, Whimsical Drawings of Iconic Filmmakers

If you’re as big a fan as we are of Owen Ashworth — the man formerly known as Casiotone for the Painfully Alone, now recording under the Advance Base moniker — you’ll know that his albums have often been adorned by his own rather whimsical drawings. 113 more words