From the fertile Stockton indie scene — okay, all jokes aside, what percentage of write-ups about Craft Spells mention the one other band that indie music fans know came from California’s Sunrise Seaport? For serious Stockton heads, there’s a Facebook group dedicated to discussing Stockton music memories. For the rest of us, there’s Justin Vallesteros, whose latest single (via Pitchfork) bonds its jangly guitar to an insistent 80s dance beat. This one deserves to be a hit in the dance clubs and the headphones.
The “After the Moment” single is out on 1/18; Craft Spells’ first LP, Idle Labor, is out 3/1. Both come from Captured Tracks.