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Casadaga is back with a mesmerizing indie-folk single: Spallumcheen

Casadaga is a band based in British Columbia. The project has a focus on creating music that feels extremely diverse and innovative yet impactful and melodic. The project is led by singer, songwriter, and producer Mitch Black.

He loves to make music that feels warm and organic, creating a much more authentic connection with his audience. Casadaga’s most recent release, Spallumcheen, is a perfect example of Black’s penchant for honest songwriting and one-of-a-kind musical ideas that make his vision stand out. 

Casadaga’s contemporary indie aesthetics merge in very well with the project’s roots, which dive deeper into folk, Americana, and more. The song features a charming lo-fi ambiance, with background noise gently enveloping the beautiful acoustic guitar recording. The overall aesthetic of this song might remind listeners of classic albums such as Bruce Springsteen’s Nebraska, albeit Casadaga managed to enrich the sound with some beautiful slide guitar leads and background vocals without missing out on the sparse intimacy that makes the song so special and easy to relate to. The song has a beautiful and introspective quality, while Mitch strikes a chord with his honest lyrics and spontaneous performance. His vocals feel very up-close and personal, lending the song a lot of personality and realness.

Spallumcheen by Casadaga is highly recommended to people who like artists as diverse as Wilco, Nick Drake, Francis Moon, Bright Eyes, or Bon Iver, only to mention a few!
Find out more about Casadaga, and do not miss out on Spallumcheen. 

This release is currently available on Spotify and Bandcamp, as well as many of the best digital streaming services on the web today. You can also find the song on our playlist, along with many other talented indie artists worth checking out.

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