Caveman announce tour with Ra Ra Riot + sign with Communion Records in UK/Europe

By on June 24, 2013


photo credit: Philip Di Fiore and Christopher J. Lytwyn

New York’s Caveman Announce North American Fall Tour with Ra Ra Riot

Sign with Communion Records (Gotye, Ben Howard, Deap Vally, Half Moon Run) in UK/Europe

Caveman – “In The City” (feat. Julia Stiles) on YouTube HERE and VEVO HERE 

Sophomore album CAVEMAN out now via Fat Possum Records in America

Caveman live:
* w/ Rogue Wave
# w/ Ra Ra Riot

Tue 6/25 – Toronto, ON @ the Mod Club *
Wed 6/26 – Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre *
Thu 6/27 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall *
Fri 6/28 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall *
Sat 6/29 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Cafe *
Sun 6/30 – Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club
Mon 7/01 – Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon
Tue 7/02 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme
Mon 9/9 – Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall #
Tue 9/10 – Salt Lake City, UK @ Urban Lounge # (tickets)
Thu 9/12 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore #
Fri 9/13 – San Diego, CA @ Birch North Park Theatre #
Sat 9/14 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre # (tickets)
Sun 9/15 – Tuscon, AZ @ Rialto Theatre #
Tue 9/17 – Marfa, TX @ Padre’s #
Thu 9/19 – Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s #
Fri 9/20 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s East # (tickets
Sun 9/22 – Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon # (tickets)
Fri 9/27 – Cincinnati, OH @ Midpoint Music Festival
Sat 9/28 – Champaign, IL @ Pygmalion Music Festival (tickets)
Sun 9/29 – Nashville, TN @ Exit/In #
Wed 10/9 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5 # (tickets)
Thu 10/10 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts #
Fri 10/11 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club # (tickets)
Sun 10/13 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues # (tickets)

Extra / free to share:
Guitarist James “Cobra” Carbonetti handcrafts and designs award winning electric guitars from scratch HERE
Drummer Stefan Marolachakis’ ESPN column about music and sports called “Caveman with a van” HERE
  Caveman on SoundCloud HERE

New York’s Caveman is excited to announce their upcoming Fall tour with Ra Ra Riot which will start in Denver on September 9th. Currently, the five-piece is still on tour with Rogue Wave. Following its release through Fat Possum Records in the US (Youth Lagoon, Band of Horses, WAVVES), the single “In The City” finds a release through Communion Records in the UK on August 5th.

Last month, Caveman revealed their video for the track “In The City”. Director Philip Di Fiore made a thrilling portrait of a tourist couple visiting New York City for the first time. Head over to VEVO to see what happens when the couple, played by Julia Stiles and Fran Kranz, discover what lies underneath the surface of the playground of the city…
Caveman—a five-man vibe collective from NYC—released their first album in 2011. As first albums go, CoCo Beware was something akin to a moody statement of intent, a blueprint for a band quickly learning how to create horizon-wide rock songs that were equal parts intimate and expansive. Initially self-released and later snatched up by Fat Possum for re-release in early 2012, the record brims over with four-part harmonies, crystalline guitar lines, and tracks that see-sawed between echoey lullaby (“A Country’s King of Dreams”) to shoegaze-by-way-of classic-FM-radio sprawl (“Old Friend”). The album quickly elevated Caveman from local band to watch to a sizable touring draw and formidable live act, as evidenced by stints on the road with the likes of The War on Drugs, White Rabbits and Built to Spill. Despite being the work of a brand new band, CoCo Beware displayed a kind of Zen-like ease. It was the sound a five friends settling into a nice groove; the music that happens when, for whatever reason, a lot of seemingly disparate elements finally fall into place.
The guys holed up in Brooklyn’s Rumpus Room to start recording in earnest with Nick Stumpf (who produced the band’s debut album) and Albert Di Fiore behind the controls. The album is a kind of sonic microcosm—a series of emotional yet tough mini-narratives operating within the same quixotic musical universe.
The guitars on Caveman are bigger and more expansive, the rhythm section is tighter and more adventurous, the keyboards more opaque and pronounced. Like a marriage between Tangerine Dream, late period Slowdive, and Lindsey Buckingham, tracks like their new single “In the City” and “Ankles” boast synth lines that sound simultaneously retro and futuristic, while “Pricey” and “Never Want to Know” overflow with guitar sounds that could have miraculously floated off an old Cure album. It should be noted that James Carbonetti, the band’s primary guitar player, also happens to be one of the most highly regarded guitar makers in New York City.
And while Caveman’s music could certainly operate on the level of dreamy soundscape and still be excellent, the depth of feeling in front man Matthew Iwanusa’s lyrics helps weave the songs deeply into your memory. When Iwanusa sings Where’s the time to waste on someone else’s life? on “Where’s the Time,” it’s hard not to read between the lines. Wonder and regret seem to fuel the record in almost equal measure.

Jeff Berrall – bass, backing vocals
James Carbonetti – guitar
Sam Hopkins – keys, backing vocals
Matthew Iwanusa – vocals, guitar, percussion
Stefan Marolachakis – drums, backing vocals
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Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.