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Philly Local Philes: House Bat’s “Castaway”

Photo by Francesco Gambino

It doesn’t take long to recognize Kyle Costill’s signature, searing voice. I’d peg it possibly as soon as the former singer of South Jersey’s Trouble Everyday (and, going way back, The Edison Proposal) opens his mouth on today’s Philly Local Phile, “Castaway,” the first single from his new group House Bat. Where Costill’s former bands moved in a more rigid, pointed dance-punk stride, this group layers on the heady atmosphere. And the face paint—check out the tripped out video for “Castaway,” download the song below, and catch the band tonight at Kung Fu Necktie. House Bat performs with Interlagos and Not Fur Longs at 8 p.m. at Kung Fu Necktie; tickets to the 21+ show are $8.