The Amboys’ bass plucker, Manny Castanon, has recently gone on a acoustic guitar-led tear under the name You The Quarry (possibly related to the 2004 Morrissey album) releasing a large collection of roughly recored solo works, that show incredible promise, featuring several covers and original pieces presented in a more subdued structure and tone than what enthusiasts are used to hearing from he and the rest of Asbury’s Top Rock Band.
Most recently Castanon has tackled Alex Turner of the Arctic Monkeys’ “Hiding Tonight,” but also offers renditions of works by Noel Gallagher, The Avett Brothers, Midlake, The Decemberists, Rufus Wainwright, John Lennon, John Cale, Death Cab For Cutie, Fleet Foxes, Antony & The Johnstons, and a pair of selections from The Sleepy Jackson’s catalogue.
“The Death Of You & Me” (Noel Gallagher)
As mentioned prior, there are five alluring originals in the mix (the perfect amount for an EP…am I right?) with such titles as “Patches,” “Meals For Magpies,” “Dog Sees God,” “Big Talk,” and one selection that is currently Untitled:
“Untitled 19” by
Check out the entire collection here and be sure to catch The Amboys this Friday at The Brighton Bar at the Elevator Art EP release show and/or again on Saturday evening with Jesse Malin & The St. Mark’s Social and U.S. Royalty at The Stone Pony.