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Caveman Tour Dates + B-Side

photo credit: Philip Di Fiore and Christopher J. Lytwyn

photo credit: Philip Di Fiore and Christopher J. Lytwyn

New York’s Caveman announces their American leg of the Phosphorescent tour after having toured in Europe together last month. That tour will be followed by their first stint on the Weezer Cruise which takes off in Jacksonville, FL, and afterwards the six piece (they are joined by Matt Clark from White Rabbits) will play shows opening for Toro Y Moi as well as perform headline shows. Next summer the band will tour in Europe again after their successful trip last month.The band just revealed an unreleased B-side called “Empire” and Vacationer remixed their track “In The City”.

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Caveman live:
* w/ Phosphorescent
# w/ Toro Y Moi
& w/ Midlakemore dates tba

01/21/14 Tue – Philadelphia PA @ Union Transfer *
01/22/14 Wed – Washington DC @ 9:30 Club *
01/23/14 Thu – Charlottesville VA @ Jefferson Theatre *
01/24/14 Fri – Charlotte NC @ Neighborhood Theatre *
01/25/14 Sat – Atlanta GA @ Centerstage *
01/27/14 Mon – St Louis MO @ Firebird *
01/28/14 Tue – Indianapolis IN @ The Vogue *
01/30/14 Thu – Columbus OH @ A&R Bar *
01/31/14 Fri – Pittsburgh PA @ Mr. Smalls *
02/01/14 Sat – Toronto ON @ Mod Club *
02/03/14 Mon – Burlington VT @ ArtsRiot *
02/04/14 Tue – Boston MA @ Sinclair *
02/05/14 Wed – Hamden CT @ Spaceland Ballroom *
02/10/14 Mon – Chapel Hill NC @ Cat’s Cradle Backroom
02/11/14 Tue – Athens GA @ Georgia Theater
02/13/14 Thu – Jacksonville FL @ Weezer Cruise
02/14/14 Fri – Jacksonville FL @ Weezer Cruise
02/15/14 Sat – Jacksonville FL @ Weezer Cruise
02/16/14 Sun – Jacksonville FL @ Weezer Cruise
02/17/14 Mon – Orlando FL @ The Social #
02/18/14 Tue – Miami FL @ Grand Central #
02/19/14 Wed – Tallahassee FL @ Club Downunder
02/20/14 Thu – Tampa FL @ Orpheum
02/21/14 Fri – Birmingham AL @ Bottletree
02/22/14 Sat – Oxford MS @ Proud Larry’s
02/24/14 Mon – Louisville KY @ Zanzabar
02/25/14 Tue – Chicago IL @ Double Door
02/26/14 Wed – Detroit MI @ Magic Stick
02/27/14 Thu – Rochester NY @ Bug Jar
06/01/14 Sun – Orleans, France @ Astrolabe &
06/02/14 Mon – Bordeaux, France @ Rock School Barbey &
06/03/14 – Nantes, France @ Stereolux &
06/04/14 – Tourcoing, France @ Grand Mix &

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Download: Caveman vs Al Green – “In the City” (Chrome Canyon remash)

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Listen/download: Caveman vs Al Green – In the City (Chrome Canyon remash)

Caveman live:
# w/ Ra Ra Riot

Tue 9/17 – Marfa, TX @ Padre’s #
Thu 9/19 – Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s #
Fri 9/20 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s East # (tickets)
Sun 9/22 – Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon # (tickets)
Fri 9/27 – Cincinnati, OH @ Midpoint Music Festival
Sat 9/28 – Champaign, IL @ Pygmalion Music Festival (tickets)
Sun 9/29 – Nashville, TN @ Exit/In #
Wed 10/9 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5 # (tickets)
Thu 10/10 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts #
Fri 10/11 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club # (tickets)
Sun 10/13 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues # (tickets)

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Video: Caveman – “In The City”

Caveman has released their first music video off their sophomore album for the track “In The City”. Director Philip Di Fiore made a thrilling portrait of a tourist couple visiting New York City for the first time. Check out the video to see what happens when the couple, played by Julia Stiles and Fran Kranz, discover what lies underneath the surface of the playground of the city…

Caveman released their first album in 2011. As first albums go, CoCo Beware was something akin to a moody statement of intent, a blueprint for a band quickly learning how to create horizon-wide rock songs that were equal parts intimate and expansive. Initially self-released and later snatched up by Fat Possum for re-release in early 2012, the record brims over with four-part harmonies, crystalline guitar lines, and tracks that see-sawed between echoey lullaby (“A Country’s King of Dreams”) to shoegaze-by-way-of classic-FM-radio sprawl (“Old Friend”). The album quickly elevated Caveman from local band to watch to a sizable touring draw and formidable live act, as evidenced by stints on the road with the likes of The War on Drugs, White Rabbits and Built to Spill. Despite being the work of a brand new band, CoCo Beware displayed a kind of Zen-like ease. It was the sound a five friends settling into a nice groove; the music that happens when, for whatever reason, a lot of seemingly disparate elements finally fall into place.

The guitars on Caveman are bigger and more expansive, the rhythm section is tighter and more adventurous, the keyboards more opaque and pronounced. Like a marriage between Tangerine Dream, late period Slowdive, and Lindsey Buckingham, tracks like their new single “In the City” and “Ankles” boast synth lines that sound simultaneously retro and futuristic, while “Pricey” and “Never Want to Know” overflow with guitar sounds that could have miraculously floated off an old Cure album. It should be noted that James Carbonetti, the band’s primary guitar player, also happens to be one of the most highly regarded guitar makers in New York City.

Caveman tour dates (more to be announced):

* w/ Rogue Wave
# co-headline w/ Night Beds

5/25 – George, WA @ Sasquatch Festival (on stage 5:15pm-6pm)
6/13 – Akron, OH @ Musica
6/14 – Champaign, IL @ Highdive
6/15 – St. Louis, MO @ Old Rock House *
6/16 – Indianapolis, IN @ Radio Radio *
6/18 – Charlotte, VA @ The Southern #
6/19 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat *
6/20 – Cambridge, MA @ the Sinclair *
6/21 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg *
6/22 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom *
6/23 – Millvale, PA @ Mr. Small’s Theatre *
6/25 – Toronto, ON @ the Mod Club *
6/26 – Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre *
6/27 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall *
6/28 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall *
6/29 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Cafe *
7/01 – Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon
7/02 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme
9/27 – Cincinnati, OH @ Midpoint Music Festival
9/28 – Champaign, IL @ Pygmalion Music Festival

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Stream: The New Caveman Album!

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On their self-titled sophomore album Caveman stretch their legs in a number of different, albeit cohesive, directions. Their highly anticipated return will come out in America via Fat Possum Records on April 2nd  and the first single “In The City” was revealed via NPR’s All Songs Considered HERE.

Caveman—a five-man vibe collective from NYC—released their first album in 2011. As first albums go, CoCo Beware was something akin to a moody statement of intent, a blueprint for a band quickly learning how to create horizon-wide rock songs that were equal parts intimate and expansive. Initially self-released and later snatched up by Fat Possum for re-release in early 2012, the record brims over with four-part harmonies, crystalline guitar lines, and tracks that see-sawed between echoey lullaby (“A Country’s King of Dreams”) to shoegaze-by-way-of classic-FM-radio sprawl (“Old Friend”). The album quickly elevated Caveman from local band to watch to a sizable touring draw and formidable live act, as evidenced by stints on the road with the likes of The War on Drugs, White Rabbits and Built to Spill. Despite being the work of a brand new band, CoCo Beware displayed a kind of Zen-like ease. It was the sound a five friends settling into a nice groove; the music that happens when, for whatever reason, a lot of seemingly disparate elements finally fall into place.

“We all went up to Jimmy’s grandmother’s place in New Hampshire,” says singer Matthew Iwanusa. “That’s where the new record kind of started. It was literally the attic of her barn, lit up by Christmas lights. We’d all sit in this one room together and one by one we’d all go into the bathroom and record ourselves making the most psycho noises possible. It actually felt kind of like a weird breakthrough. We were all confident and comfortable enough with each other to try out these experiments, which extended itself into the making of the new record…which is really just an evolution of this vibe that we’d been cultivating for long time.”
As a result, the guitars on Caveman are bigger and more expansive, the rhythm section is tighter and more adventurous, the keyboards more opaque and pronounced. Like a marriage between Tangerine Dream, late period Slowdive, and Lindsey Buckingham, tracks like their new single “In the City” and “Ankles” boast synth lines that sound simultaneously retro and futuristic, while “Pricey” and “Never Want to Know” overflow with guitar sounds that could have miraculously floated off an old Cure album. It should be noted that James Carbonetti, the band’s primary guitar player, also happens to be one of the most highly regarded guitar makers in New York City.

And while Caveman’s music could certainly operate on the level of dreamy soundscape and still be excellent, the depth of feeling in front man Matthew Iwanusa’s lyrics helps weave the songs deeply into your memory. When Iwanusa sings Where’s the time to waste on someone else’s life? on “Where’s the Time,” it’s hard not to read between the lines. Wonder and regret seem to fuel the record in almost equal measure.

Stream: Caveman – Caveman

Caveman – CAVEMAN tracklisting:
Pre-sale link HERE
01 — Strange to Suffer
02 — In the City
03 — Shut You Down
04 — Where’s the Time
05 — Chances
06 — Over My Head
07 — Ankles
08 — Pricey
09 — I See You
10 — I Never Want to Know
11 — The Big Push

Caveman tour dates (more to be announced):
Tue, Mar 26 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
Thu, Mar 28 – Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
Fri, Mar 29 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah
Sat, Mar 30 – Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
Mon, Apr 01 – Austin, TX @ The Parish INFO
Tue, Apr 02 – Denton, TX @ Dan’s Silverleaf 
INFO
Thu, Apr 04 – Birmingham, AL @ The Bottletree
Fri, Apr 05 – Nashville, TN @ The High Watt
Sat, Apr 06 – Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn
Sun, Apr 07 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506 
INFO
Tue, Apr 09  – Washington, DC @ Black Cat Backstage INFO
Wed, Apr 10 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
Thu, Apr 11 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
May 23-25 – George, WA @ Sasquatch Festival

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BRAND New: Caveman – “In the City”

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On their self-titled sophomore album Caveman stretch their legs in a number of different, albeit cohesive, directions. Their highly anticipated return will come out in America via Fat Possum Records on April 2nd, and the first single In The Cityis available now for streaming here!

Caveman—a five-man vibe collective from NYC—released their first album in 2011. As first albums go, CoCo Beware was something akin to a moody statement of intent, a blueprint for a band quickly learning how to create horizon-wide rock songs that were equal parts intimate and expansive. Initially self-released and later snatched up by Fat Possum for re-release in early 2012, the record brims over with four-part harmonies, crystalline guitar lines, and tracks that see-sawed between echoey lullaby (“A Country’s King of Dreams”) to shoegaze-by-way-of classic-FM-radio sprawl (“Old Friend” — which btw is my FAVORITE song from them). The album quickly elevated Caveman from local band to watch to a sizable touring draw and formidable live act, as evidenced by stints on the road with the likes of The War on Drugs, White Rabbits and Built to Spill. Despite being the work of a brand new band, CoCo Beware displayed a kind of Zen-like ease. It was the sound a five friends settling into a nice groove; the music that happens when, for whatever reason, a lot of seemingly disparate elements finally fall into place.

“We all went up to Jimmy’s grandmother’s place in New Hampshire,” says singer Matthew Iwanusa. “That’s where the new record kind of started. It was literally the attic of her barn, lit up by Christmas lights. We’d all sit in this one room together and one by one we’d all go into the bathroom and record ourselves making the most psycho noises possible. It actually felt kind of like a weird breakthrough. We were all confident and comfortable enough with each other to try out these experiments, which extended itself into the making of the new record…which is really just an evolution of this vibe that we’d been cultivating for long time.”

With that, the guys holed up in Brooklyn’s Rumpus Room to start recording in earnest with Nick Stumpf (who produced the band’s debut album) and Albert Di Fiore behind the controls. As a result, the guitars on Caveman are bigger and more expansive, the rhythm section is tighter and more adventurous, the keyboards more opaque and pronounced. Like a marriage between Tangerine Dream, late period Slowdive, and Lindsey Buckingham, tracks like their new single “In the City” and “Ankles” boast synth lines that sound simultaneously retro and futuristic, while “Pricey” and “Never Want to Know” overflow with guitar sounds that could have miraculously floated off an old Cure album. It should be noted that James Carbonetti, the band’s primary guitar player, also happens to be one of the most highly regarded guitar makers in New York City.

And while Caveman’s music could certainly operate on the level of dreamy soundscape and still be excellent, the depth of feeling in front man Matthew Iwanusa’s lyrics helps weave the songs deeply into your memory. When Iwanusa sings “Where’s the time to waste on someone else’s life?” on “Where’s the Time,” it’s hard not to read between the lines. Wonder and regret seem to fuel the record in almost equal measure.

Caveman – CAVEMAN tracklisting:
01 — Strange to Suffer
02 — In the City
03 — Shut You Down
04 — Where’s the Time
05 — Chances
06 — Over My Head
07 — Ankles
08 — Pricey
09 — I See You
10 — I Never Want to Know
11 — The Big Push

Caveman tour dates (more to be announced):
Tue, Feb 26 – New Haven, CT @ Café Nine INFO
Wed, Feb 27 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
Thu, Feb 28 – Montreal, QC @ Casa Del Popolo 
INFO
Fri, Mar 01 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
Sat, Mar 02 – Detroit, MI @ Garden Bowl
Mon, Mar 04 – Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop 
INFO
Tue, Mar 05 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas 
INFO
Wed, Mar 06 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St. Entry
 INFO
Thu, Mar 07 – Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar 
INFO
Fri, Mar 08 – St. Louis, MO @ Old Rock House
Sat, Mar 09 – Oxford, MS @ Lamar Lounge
Mon, Mar 11 – New Orleans, LA @ Hi Ho Lounge 
INFO
Tue, Mar 12-17 – Austin, TX @ SXSW (details TBD)
Mon, Mar 18 – Albuquerque, NM @ Low Spirits
Tue, Mar 19 – Denver, Co @ Larimer Lounge
Wed, Mar 20 – Salt Lake City, UK @ Urban Lounge
Fri, Mar 22 – Las Vegas, NV @ Beauty Bar
Sat, Mar 23 – Visalia, CA @ The Cellar Door
Sun, Mar 24 – Sacramento, CA @ Blue Lamp
Tue, Mar 26 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
Thu, Mar 28 – Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
Fri, Mar 29 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah
Sat, Mar 30 – Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
Mon, Apr 01 – Austin, TX @ The Parish INFO
Tue, Apr 02 – Denton, TX @ Dan’s Silverleaf 
INFO
Thu, Apr 04 – Birmingham, AL @ The Bottletree
Fri, Apr 05 – Nashville, TN @ The High Watt
Sat, Apr 06 – Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn
Sun, Apr 07 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506 
INFO
Tue, Apr 09  – Washington, DC @ Black Cat Backstage INFO
Wed, Apr 10 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
Thu, Apr 11 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s

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