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During a particularly stressful period of 2010, my roommate brought home a borrowed X-Box and two borrowed games.  One of those games was Grand Theft Auto 4. I abstained as long as I was able, but it wasn't long before I was pulling all-nighters, rising to the top of the Liberty City crime syndicate. When I found the cheat codes online, I entered a more creative phase of gaming - abandoning the suggested narrative of the game in favor of epic roof-top standoffs against the fuzz, demolishing S.W.A.T. copters with rocket launchers and spawning all kinds of large vehicles on the heads of the swarms below. I wrote this song about how disturbing this bloodlust was to my roommate.

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from Won Over Frequency (2010), released October 1, 2010

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Gavin Castleton Portland, Oregon

Gavin has released 9 solo albums and 8 EPs. Over the last two decades he has performed and recorded with acts like The Dear Hunter, Gruvis Malt, Ebu Gogo, Paranoid Social Club, Sage Francis, Club D’elf, Lex Land, Facing New York, and One Drop.

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