Caveman “Decide” “Thankful” “Old Friend” and “Easy Water”
I was bummed to have to miss the War on Drugs show on Sunday night, even more because I wanted to check out the retro pysch-folk of Caveman and see what they were really all about. The group, who are releasing their debut LP CoCo Beware, seem to hit all of the notes that could easily get them in front of bigger audiences in the near future, but they seem like a band that could really breath life into their songs in the live setting. The breezy “Decide” and “Thankful” both could sit alongside Fleet Foxes and their ilk in the retro, folky songwriting phase that is currently all the rage. while “Easy Water” is a little darker and “Old Friend” splits the difference and is a little more morose than dark, with longing singing and casual instrumentation creating a tapestry of folk jangle. The fact that they are giving you four of the albums ten songs will give you a pretty good idea of whether you want to pick up the album when it drops on November 15th, so listen below and make an opinion for yourself before your local NPR station starts slamming it down your throat.