New studio album, released 16 months after the acoustic "Rain, Wind & Speed". Produced by Neal himself he recorded this brilliant album with a cast of first rate musicians: Greg Leisz (session guitarist extraordinaire, currently in Dave Alvin´s band), Don Heffington (Dylan, Jayhawks, etc.), Hutch Hutchinson (Bonnie Raitt), John Ginty (old friend, currently touring with Jewel) as well as Angie McKenna and Hazeldine´s Tonya Lamm on backing vocals.
"The Sun Rises Here is his finest release to date..." (Bucketfull Of Brains)
"Reminiscent of Gram Parsons, Del Amitri, Van Morrison and the Jayhawks... this is thoroughly good music." (CMI)
"Sounds like a gospel-inspired Black Crowes... superb." (MOJO)
"Subtly expressive vocal... acidic electric lead parts... understated songs slither into the unconscious...and soon you´ll wonder how you ever lived without them." (Q****)
"Unmissable... stark, eloquent, moody American songcraft." (Time Out)
"... betrays the man’s unshakable optimism... a plethora of open acoustic chords, tasteful bottleneck and subtle electric lines... Neal Casal has arrived." (Total Guitar ****)
"Wanderlust drifter Neal Casal added guitar and vocals to the recent side-project by Smashing Pumpkins James Iha, but with The Sun Rises Here (Glitterhouse), he´s effortlessly shaped exactly the album that Iha didn´t have the verve to make... sleepy, slick West Coast strumming nestling inside the laid-back triangle of CS&N and James Taylor. Casal could be seen as spearheading a new sub-genre of backwoods songwriting..." (Uncut ****)