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Philadelphia’s Caracara have just released their new single “Glacier,” premiering now via CLRVYNT. The single comes in advance of their debut album, set to be released later in the year, and follows the release of their first single “Revelatory” which premiered via Uproxx and can be purchased now on the band’s Bandcamp page. CLRVYNT says “Glacier,” “begins with a triumphant ascent, guitars employing gorgeous fuzz effects and tones, developed even further with the help of their singer, whose pained beauty adds another layer to the music. There are dips in sound and moments of quiet to emphasize the eventual expansion — there’s real beauty to be heard here.”
Caracara began as a collaboration between Carlos Pacheco Perez and Sean Gill of Square Peg Round Hole and William Lindsay and George Legatos who had recently closed up shop as W. C. Lindsay. The idea was to make dynamic music that whispers as much as it screams. Harsh and dense mid ranges, blaring horns, romantic strings. Everything was a back and forth- George and Will had always played by feel and written by ear, while Carlos and Sean came from strict traditional conservatory backgrounds. They wanted their band to serve as a conversation between their respective histories. Caracara have already played several shows in the Philadelphia and New York areas, opening for bands like Mannequin Pussy, Grayling, Sinai Vessel and more.
Caracara has always had ambitions past Philadelphia. They could have stemmed from the project’s genesis: the implosion of former bands, the impact of long-distance communication and travel in relationships, the inevitability of experimentation and expansion. Styles and symbols seem to shift throughout their debut LP (coming late 2017), alternating from shimmering indie to whispers of neo-folk before relishing in the cathartic push of post-rock. This fluidity introduces a band with no point of origin, built from the mysterious clamor of noise as much as they are inspired by it.
As a first draft of a legacy, Caracara has charted the path for less of a memoir and more an exploration of catharsis. The internal has flipped external, the personal has become universal, and all diverging travel patterns promise a different, evolving home.