I can feel the passion bleed through when he tells me, "We're not going to sit here and wait for Mr. Big to come and say, 'You're a great band!' We'd rather get the message out ourselves."
The group is about to spread that message on a very long tour with the help of Mastodon, the Bronx, Oxbow, and Year Long Disaster. "It has nothing to do with 'making it,’" Castellanos says. "We just want to be working musicians once and for all. I think with this album the timing is right." Their newest member apparently agrees. "Luke's willing to sacrifice for these upcoming tours," she continues. "I think he already lost his job." He might not be needing it. SFBG
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