The Cave Singers: R.I.Y.L. nostalgia + beer - Oh My Rockness

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The Cave Singers: R.I.Y.L. nostalgia + beer

April 15, 2008
Though Seattle's The Cave Singers features former members of such luminous rock bands as Pretty Girls Make Graves, Murder City Devils and Cobra High, this is definitely not some sort of post-punk outfit. Not even close.

The members have traded ferocious riffs for gentle finger-plucks, and wails for gentle warbles. The Cave Singers play straight-up folk that's been warped to 2007 straight from 1971 (give or take a year or two). This band makes beautifully anguished acoustic music that has been compared to work of Arlo Guthrie, Townes Van Zandt and Fleetwood Mac (singer Peter Quirk sure does sound a lot like Stevie Nicks sometimes).

The band writes nice, peaceful sweet songs that are best when accompanied by campfire drinking or The Wonder Years re-runs. The Cave Singers are quickly building steam, too. They're mighty Matador Records' most recent signing and the band has recently pulled off packed shows with Black Mountain and Lightning Dust. This is really good stuff.

The Cave Singers play Schubas, on Sunday, April 27th.


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