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Caveman Joins Indie Legends Built To Spill @ the Paradise tomorrow night!

Caveman (photo by Jim Wright)

Alas, I see this show is sold out, so if you don’t already have tickets, sorry. And if you do, have a great time. As I inadvertently never reviewed Caveman’s excellent debut album when it first came out last year on their own Magic Man! Records (it’s since been re-released on Fat Possum), I’ll let this serve as a little reminder to check them out…

Caveman’s percussion may sound tribal and primitive (in all the best ways), but when the guitar and synth kicks in on their debut album CoCo Beware, they can suddenly sound like a transmission from outer space. The four-part harmonies provide a heavenly counterpoint to the thickly applied rhythm and lush moodiness – sort of a ‘pop ritualism.’ “A Country’s King of Dreams and “Vampirer” are especially mystical. They’ll be bringing this curious and intriguing dichotomy to the Paradise in Boston Friday night, when they open up for one of our favorite indie rock bands from Boise, Built To Spill. And oh yes, one of their songs, “My Time,” was used for an “I Love NY” TV ad. How cool is that?

My Time by Caveman NYC

Upcoming Caveman Shows
6/22 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club (w/ Built To Spill) – SOLD OUT
6/23 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer (w/ Built To Spill)
8/10 – San Francisco, CA @ Outside Lands Festival
10/14 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Festival

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Caveman with The War On Drugs and Porcelain Raft @ Brighton Music Hall *Tonight*

photo by Kate Edwards

Caveman with The War On Drugs, Porcelain Raft
at Brighton Music Hall
Sunday, August 21, 2011 – TONIGHT!

Doors at 8 PM; Show at 9 PM; 18+ show
Advance Box Office Price $10 | buy tickets

Why “Caveman”? Why not “Primordial,” or “Palaeolithic,” or “Troglodyte,” or “Aborigine”? Never mind; all that matters is that their music is luxuriously primative, dreamy space pop with 4-part harmonies, little blasts of cosmic madness, and some hypnotic tribal drumming.

Since coming together at the start of 2010, Caveman have already toured with some impressive bands – Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes, White Rabbits, Here We Go Magic, Cursive, Wye Oak and Yuck.


To celebrate their debut album, CoCo Beware (digital release 9/13; CD and vinyl on 11/15), they’re on tour with The War On Drugs, and will be decending on The Brighton Music Hall on Sunday night to caress and then melt your ears for a little while.

If you’re in New York next month, you can celebrate the release at the Mercury Lounge on September 15th.

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