‘Our North Star’: Watch Caspian’s breathtaking short film ‘Castles High, Marble Bright’


For a band that draws heavily on the emotional and breathtaking, it’s somewhat odd that Caspian had not ventured into the world of video until past a decade into their remarkable career. The Beverly post-rock ensemble — forever the most slept-on Massachusetts band of our time — released their debut video, for “Arcs of Command”, just a few months ago, and it was everything you would expect from a group of musicians who build upon and draw from human feelings, dramatics, and impulses.

Now, Caspian are back with another visual, this time for a new track called “Castles High, Marble Bright”, and the video is a 10-minute short film that documents the band’s recent tour of Europe.

Guitarist and founding Caspian member Philip Jamieson breaks it down like this: “[The song] was conceived, written, and recorded alongside the collection of songs that would become Dust and Disquiet, an album that sought to capture the dialogue between a newly found, furrow browed cynicism and a fractured but unbroken sense of stubbornly epic, dramatically determined optimism that we’ve been trying to emulate with our music for 12 years. The 60 minutes of Dust and Disquiet ended up speaking a bit to both; ‘Castles High, Marble Bright’ speaks exclusively and entirely to the latter.”


Jamieson adds: “We find ourselves over a year later touring behind this collection of songs still, with over 150 shows in 30 countries across 3 continents in the can. With the end finally in sight as we look to close out this four-year chapter together, ‘Castles High, Marble Bright’ is our North Star, our way home, and our celebration of that decision to fully embrace the above dialogue head on, all the while finding that, indeed still, hope lies within.”

Watch the video below, and check out all of Caspian’s upcoming tour dates, with Kansas’ the Appleseed Cast, to round out a busy 2016. The shows include a November 18 homecoming at Royale in Boston. Expect a little of everything.


Caspian + the Appleseed Cast North American Tour:
10/22 – Washington, DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel
10/23 – Raleigh, NC @ King’s
10/24 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade (Hell)
10/25 – Nashville, TN @ The High Watt
10/27 – Houston, TX @ The Studio at Warehouse Live
10/28 – Austin, TX @ The Sidewinder
10/30 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Rebel Lounge
11/01 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
11/02 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
11/04 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
11/05 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
11/08 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
11/09 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
11/11 – Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room
11/12 – St. Louis, MO @ The Firebird
11/13 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
11/14 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Pyramid Scheme
11/15 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
11/16 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
11/17 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
11/18 – Boston, MA @ Royale
11/19 – Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz