Brooklyn-based guitarist Steve Gunn will be playing PhilaMOCA tonight. Known for dabbling in different genres, Gunn has incorporated various styles into his eclectic sound including psychedelic, Gnawa and classical Indian music. He’s had a steady stream of new releases since his initial appearance on the scene and shows no sign of stopping, with this year alone producing three separate albums: a collboration with guitarist Mike Gangloff, Melodies for a Savage Fix; another with Mike Cooper, Cantos de Lisboa; and just this month, his solo album, Way Out Weather. Be sure not to miss this music maniac tonight! For more information, head to the XPN Concert Calendar. You can check out his NPR Tiny Desk Concert performance below. Continue reading →
Brooklyn indie rock band Caveman have been added to Phosphorescent‘s January 21st show at Union Transfer. The afro-beat / dream pop influenced outfit released its self-tilted sophomore effort earlier this year, following up 2011’s Coco Beware debut. Tickets and information for the all-ages show can be found here. Watch Caveman perform “In the City” below followed by “Song for Zula” by Phosphorescent.
Vacationer‘s latest remix project gave Caveman‘s epic “In the City” a tropical reworking. The local chillwave outfit, led by Kenny Vasoli, layered harp sweeps over the downtempo-ed vocals and put in their signature crackle to give the remix a dreamy lagoon vibe. Vacationer will play a set at next week’s Winterfest, happening at the Electric Factory and Underground Arts with Washed Out and YACHT. Tickets and information can be found here. Stream and download the remix of “In the City” below.
Local dance music renegades Les Professionnels continue their string of Milkboy residencies this week with the return of Party on August 30th. Also continuing is the Philly trio’s release of top-notch remixes – this week brings a reworking of Caveman‘s epic “In the City” off of the Brooklyn group’s self-titled LP (released this year through Fat Possum). Les Prof’s affinity for a spacey atmosphere comes through loud and clear in the remix, wrapping the lyrics in a cosmic blanket of sultry beats and blips. Les Professionnels welcome Jansen, Baby Eagle, DJ SYLO and Grande Marshall to Milkboy this Friday for Party. Tickets and information can be found here. Stream and download the remix of “In the City” below. Catch Caveman at The TLA when they open for Ra Ra Riot on October 10th (info here).
Ra Ra Riot‘s upcoming gig at The TLA has become a indie pop triple threat with Caveman and Cayucas now set to open the night. Both supporting bands are touring behind recent releases – Caveman with its inquisitive, dream-pop / afro-beat self-titled LP and Cayucas with its upbeat indie pop debut Bigfoot. Tickets and information for the all-ages show on October 10th can be found here. Below, watch Caveman’s Hitchcockian clip for “In the City” and Cayucas’ video for “Cayucos.”
Caveman headline Johnny Brenda’s tonight in support of their self-titled sophomore effort. The Brooklyn band turned heads with their 2011’s CoCo Beware debut, an album that displayed an affinity for theatrical synths and instrumental phrases threaded and revisited throughout the tracks. The four-piece employs that cohesiveness again on the new LP, with guitar riffs in lead single “In the City” being reprised in “Over My Head” and even echoing hooks from CoCo Beware standout “Old Friend.” Tickets and information for tonight’s 21+ show with Son Step and Pure Bathing Culture can be found here. Stream “In the City” below.
Caveman began sharing snippets of their new record in late January with the majestically enticing “In the City,” a track that set the bar high for the rest of the self-titled sophomore effort. Now with the release just a week away, the Brooklyn band’s multifaceted pop / rock album is streaming in full through NPR’s First Listen feature. With slow burners like “Ankles” and “I See You” supporting the instantaneous allure of “In the City,” Caveman have followed up their 2010 debut CoCo Beware with an album that gets better and better with each listen. The five-piece will be in town on April 11th for a show at Johnny Brenda’s with Pure Bathing Culture and Son Step; tickets and information for the 21+ show can be found here. Stream the album via NPR here and stream “In the City” below.
New York indie rock outfit Caveman have a new album coming out on April 2nd via Fat Possom Records. On the track they shared this week called “In the City” the band seems to be hinting at a more outwardly expansive sound a la Peter Gabriel, latching onto the polished 80s vibes of their post-chamber pop debut CoCo Beware with lush arrangements and solid soundscapes. Caveman play Johnny Brenda’s on April 11th with Pure Bathing Culture and Son Step; tickets and information can be found here. Stream “In the City” below.