Can I play with madness? CAUSTIC CASANOVA sure do! Tongue-in-cheek yet inherently serious, eclectic to the core yet irresistibly catchy, the wicked Washington D.C.-based riff-rockers serve up a cunning video clip with their new single ‘A Bailar Con Cuarentena’ (“To Dance With Quarantine”). The track is taken from the four-piece’s forthcoming album Glass Enclosed Nerve Center, which is slated for release on October 7.
On their fifth album, the brain-frying “Glass Enclosed Nerve Center”, Washington, DC-based riff-o-nauts CAUSTIC CASANOVA pull an expansive range of sounds into their tight, hyperkinetic core – and explode them outward in a kaleidoscope of progressive heavy rock exuberance. In ferocious opposition to playing music in an established style that might give listeners a way in but can narrow down what’s allowable, the foursome plants their flag dramatically on the side of genre-agnostic exploration. Simply put, the Americans allow each song to go wherever the hell it wants (or needs) to head towards.
Caustic Casanova offers: “Our first song with a title entirely en español, ‘A Bailar Con Cuarentena’, is one of the weirdest Caustic Casanova creations ever and it has a fairly interesting history”, bass player and singer Francis Beringer teases. “Stefanie harbored some concern that the tune wouldn’t be heavy, but when Jake got his hands on the bass and drum tracks after nearly a year of separation from us, he unleashed his crackling fuzz and octave-down fury all over it. He turned it into one of the heaviest and most over-the-top Caustic Casanova songs ever. It’s easily the most challenging live song we’ve ever written. From a physical playing standpoint, it requires the entire band to be locked in and focused for every moment.” The video was directed and animated by Jase Harper.