Illustration by Johnnie Cluney, Recording by Ian Harris, Video By Jake Lyle, Words by Landon Kuhlmann
Costello is a band born from the crossroads: in a tin box buried beneath the gravel lies the pure essences of blues and psych rock—and in a hushed whisper they combine and summon this music of heavy rhythms and squealing guitar. In that forge of sound, Black Sabbath and Pink Floyd are sitting around trading ideas, sending them forward through time and into this session.
Costello's music is a transcendental pysch evaluation. Through the chugging guitar that moves between blues riffs, and the melodic, reverb soaked singing, the band takes you on a journey that explores the deepest parts of our psyches. Within each song exists an amalgam of moods that never give up their true nature, allowing the songs to float in a subconscious flux like a strange image in a dream you spend the whole next day futilely deciphering. Their album cover shows the day reflecting as night on a body of water, filling the dark sky with white stars that might not actually be up there. It might imply that what we experience consciously is not only reflected in the subconscious, but deepened and changed there as well, as if it were a whole different world. And that might be where Costello wants to take you.
Even though the band's sound is distinct and consistent, they aren't afraid to try new things and break out of their own mold. While some songs begin and end in similar places, others feature more experimental structuring. Costello is just as capable of busting your door down as they are to string you along through a patiently tense build-up.
Costello creates songs that each get to live their own life, and without relying heavily on hooks and refrains, each song really does sound like conscious trip.
Costello Official Site