review::the Cave Singers:Invitation Songs

Seattle’s the Cave Singers release their first Matador album “Invitation Songs” on September 25th. “Invitation Songs” has been described as “folk approached by way of punk rock,” which means whatever it means. There are definitely folk elements, but for the most part the guitars and drums keep the music moving in a way that with some exception doesn’t feel like folk to me. Having said that, Oh Christine may be the most straightf orward folk effort on the record, and it is complete with harmonica. Pete Quirk’s vocals have been said to sound like Arlo Guthrie, but really I think they are more akin to Mike Scott of The Waterboys. Moreover, the vocals have a way of giving the music characteristics which range from eerie, haunted, lost, and so forth. No doubt the Cave Singers have made an original record that will surely win some hearts.

the Cave Singers interview:

the Cave Singers on tour with Black Mountain:
9/28 Salt Lake City UT @ Kilby Court
9/29 Denver CO @ HI-Dive
10/01 Omaha NE @ The Waiting Room
10/02 Minneapolis MN @ 7th Street Entry
10/03 Chicago IL @ Empty Bottle
10/07 Portland ME @ Space
10/08 Boston MA @ Great Scott
10/10 New York NY @ Mercury Lounge
10/11 Brooklyn NY @ Southpaw
10/12 Philadelphia PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
10/13 Cleveland OH @ Grog Shop at Coventry Yard
10/14 Bloomington IN @ Bluebird
10/15 Louisville KY @ Headliners
10/17 Norman OK @ The Opolis
10/18 Denton TX @ Dan’s Silverleaf
10/19 Austin TX @ Emo’s Inside Stage
10/21 Phoenix AZ @ Modified
10/22 San Diego CA @ Casbah
10/23 Los Angeles CA @ The Echo
10/24 San Francisco CA @ The Independent
10/26 Portland OR @ Doug Fir Lounge

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