One of the bands I’ve been hearing a lot about this year in New York is Caveman, a Brooklyn quintet with a mellow vibe but an outstanding live show. For much of the year, they’ve been a rumor to me – after seeing them open for Wye Oak in April, things were generally quiet. In late spring, I Guess I’m Floating tweeted something about the album’s greatness (and having heard it in the first place), despite no announcement of a label, release date, or title. There was also a Daytrotter session, definitely one of the best I’ve listened to this year.
Now, finally, we’re on the verge of the debut album from the band. It’s called CoCo Beware, and it’s out digitally on September 13 (the physical release is not until November 15. On Friday, they kick off a tour with indie it-band of the month The War on Drugs, who just this week put out a very good album in their own right, Slave Ambient. It’s too bad that the band’s album coincides with Pitchfork’s 15th birthday celebration, as they’re almost a shoe-in for Best New Music (but we’ll see!).
Caveman and the War on Drugs play Cameo Gallery in Brooklyn, NY on Friday, August 19. Doors are at 7:30pm and tickets cost $12. Buy them in advance here – this show will sell out.
Check out album track “Thankful” below, and make sure you download that Daytrotter session.
Image courtesy of Daytrotter
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