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Craft Spells certainly live up to their name on this six-song EP, with the charm of its effortless, pixie-light production and the warm, plangent harp sounds of their major-key melodies.
Captured Tracks (2012)
By JONATHAN DONALDSON  |  May 18, 2012

Photos: Beach Fossils + Blouse + Soft Metals + Widowspeak + Craft Spells at SXSW 2012

Beach Fossils, Blouse, Soft Metals, Widowspeak, and Craft Spells at Captured Tracks perform live at various venues at SXSW 2012 on March 17, 2012.
Austin TX | March 17, 2012
By NINA MASHUROVA  |  March 23, 2012

Guest lists 2011: Phoenix critics weigh in on the year in music

If there's a theme to our "Best of" lists this year, it's this: There is no fucking theme.
The jams, albums, and mixes that got our writers through 2011
By BOSTON PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  December 23, 2011

[live recap + video] Craft Spells + Gardens And Villa + Dirty Dishes @ Great Scott

Having to work in the morning didn’t stop people from coming out to Great Scott last night to see CRAFT SPELLS and GARDENS AND VILLA,...
By Sam Ueda  |  August 01, 2011
[q&a] Justin Vallesteros of Craft Spells on Katy Perry, Emily Reo, DC traffic, and his love for Uncle Jesse

[q&a] Justin Vallesteros of Craft Spells on Katy Perry, Emily Reo, DC traffic, and his love for Uncle Jesse

The wispy charm and charcoal-pop sounds of Seattle’s CRAFT SPELLS has been so embedded within our collective headspace, we here on Brookline Avenue decided to...
By Sam Ueda  |  July 29, 2011
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From the bedroom to beyond with Craft Spells

There's been an enormous wave of musicians gaining notoriety for creating work where they sleep, and subsequently seeing their star rise as blogs have picked up on the results.
Temple of gloom
By REYAN ALI  |  July 29, 2011


Cool noise

Could this be the summer that the Internet finally gets music right?
Our DJ spins you a handpicked soundtrack to your summer
By LIZ PELLY  |  July 22, 2011

[phoenix presents] Craft Spells bring their summer jam to Great Scott 07.31.11

Yeah yeah, the show isn't for another few weeks, but we're so stoked on CRAFT SPELLS' sunshine-sparkle summer jam "After The Moment," well, we couldn't...
By Michael Marotta  |  July 06, 2011

Photos: Beach Fossils and Craft Spells at Great Scott

Beach Fossils and Craft Spells perform live at Great Scott on April 28, 2011.
Beach Fossils + Craft Spells | Great Scott | April 28, 2011
By JANICE CHECCHIO  |  April 29, 2011

[phlipcam video] Craft Spells + Beach Fossils @ Great Scott, Cold Cave @ Royale

Bunch of rad shows this week, and so we have a bunch of wet hot American phlipcam action for a gross, muggy day here in...
By Michael Marotta  |  April 28, 2011

[tonight] Beach Fossils, Craft Spells, Andre Obin @ Great Scott

I'm rolling downhard Lazy Avenue and re-posting my blurb from 8 Days A Week, an excuse to hype tonight's show in Allston RC and post...
By Michael Marotta  |  April 27, 2011