Puppets of Castro continues their impressive string of witty, eclectic albums with their new release, ‘Nude Descending An Elevator’, featuring the songs of Andrew Lorand, with guest vocals by the noted Americana singer/songwriter, Darryl Purpose. The album features their latest single, ‘Living The Dream’, of which Lorand asks “How many of us were in terrible bands with stupid names when we were younger? I’m raising my hand. From ‘The 007’s’, to ‘The Kiwis’, to ‘Ted Snag And The Buckets’, this song is for everyone who had the pleasure of playing in bands like that, or the displeasure of having to hear bands like that.”
‘Living The Dream’ is a catchy, hooky rocker, with a few jokes, both lyrical and musical thrown in, as well as several musical references from rock classics.
Dan Bern (‘Walk Hard- The Dewey Cox Story’ and ‘Get Him To The Greek’) says “The new Puppets of Castro album is catchy philosophical pop that ranges from radio-friendly rockers to tunes that could be a Murakami short story set to music.”
The Pasadena Weekly says their writing shows “slicing wit and insight,” and The OC Weekly has called it “witty, intelligent pop.” In addition, Lorand has released three solo albums. Puppets Of Castro have released three albums on Trough Records. See their video on YouTube, or listen on Spotify.