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.
In case you weren’t aware of their status as “Discovery of 2011″ from NPR, Brooklyn rockers Caveman have already made their New Year’s resolve to take back 2013. The glam indie five-piece announced plans to record a brand new album set for release in early 2013 accompanied by a wave of tour dates, wrapping up with a finale performance at Johnny Brenda’s on April 11th (get your tickets for the 21+ show here). Their 2011 full-length debut, CoCo Beware, is an experimental collection of pensive chamber pop tracks like “Old Friend.” CoCo Beware, with its melancholic guitar riffs and slow moody lyrics, is a hypnotic set of lullabies for a post-rock generation. You can download “Thankful” from the band’s website here, and check out their video for “Great Life” below.
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The exploratory guitar patterns and progressive tempos of Philadelphia’s Caveman easily recall another indie-jazz combo of note: Medeski Martin & Wood. So it’s no accident that the four-piece finds itself opening for Mago, the side project of John Medeski and Billy Martin, over at University City’s Blockley Pourhouse this Wednesday. Last December, the band released its self-titled debut EP, and today’s we take the XPN2 Philly Local Philes on a mellow detour to immerse ourselves in the wandering vibes of “Dream Land.” Opening out on the humming tones of Brian Marsella’s organ, the pointed punctuations of John Lee’s lead guitar build up gradually alongside the chugging rhythm section of bassist John Buck and drummer Tim Keiper. It’s done at such a smooth, measured pace, by the time the song erupts around the 3-minute mark, you haven’t even flinched. Listen below; if you want more, catch them Wed. Nov. 30 at The Blockley and get blissfully lost.