Justin Vellesteros rode in on the indie rock crest of the chillwave... wave back in 2011, when his project Craft Spells released its debut album, Idle Labor, on hip Brooklyn indie label Captured Tracks. Equal parts sunscreen and mascara, IL seized the moment, and earned CS a national following. An EP and a move to the Bay Area later, Vellesteros has returned (figuratively, and he actually came back to record in Seattle) with "Breaking The Angle Against The Tide," the first offering from from CS's second LP, Nausea. After the time off, the band (filled out by Seattle musicians Javier Suarez and Andy Lum) sounds crisp, and the production (handled by Seattleite Dylan Wall) is clean and clear, giving the stage back to Vellesteros, who's words had previously been cloaked in reverb and talk box effects. The soft breakdowns and string accompaniment back the song's vocal harmonies beautifully here, in what could very well point toward Craft Spells' best material to date. Stay tuned.