(AUGUST 12, 2011) Dine Alone Records is proud to announce the addition of NY’s CAVEMAN to their expanding roster in Canada. Described by culture mag Climate Mob as “kaleidoscope, indie pop”, Caveman exploded out of the New York scene over the last few months, and will release their debut album, CoCo Beware digitally on September 13, and physically on November 15 in Canada on Dine Alone Records.
For Caveman, the last year and half have been a whirlwind. Formed in New York back in January of 2010, Matthew Iwanusa (lead vocals, guitar, drums), Jimmy “Cobra” Carbonetti (guitar), Stefan Marolachakis (drums, vocals), Sam Hopkins (synthesizer, vocals), Jeff Berrall (bass, vocals) have gone from relative unknowns to opening for Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes, White Rabbits, Here We Go Magic, Cursive, Wye Oak and Yuck in a little under a year. Listening to CoCo Beware, it’s easy to see why the band has garnered so much attention in such a short period of time. Opening with “A Country’s King of Dreams,” the band explores honey-sweet, country-tinged vocal melodies over tribal drumming. “My Time” is a slow-building pop gem, with lead singer Matthew Iwanusa’s vocals weaving in and out of band’s backing vocals. Caveman’s lush four-part harmonies, spaced-out guitars, and inventive percussion come together perfectly on the tracks “Easy Water” and “My Room.”
In honour of the New York five-piece’s debut release, the band has already made “Old Friend” available as a free download, premiering the track here: Fader Magazine. Recorded and produced by Nick Stumpf (French Kicks), CoCo Beware showcases the dreamy chamber pop and multi-part harmonies that have been turning heads at the band’s live shows for the better part of a year.
To get a further taste of the album, watch the quintet perform their tracks “Vampirer/Old Friend” at the Fader Fort HERE and a semi-acoustic version of “Old Friend” as part of Converse’s Gone To Governors Series HERE. Also in a more public setting, Caveman run through “Decide” on FADER.tv HERE. And you can see a live version of “Easy Water” on IFC HERE.
Caveman will be heading out on tour with The War On Drugs, including 2 dates in Canada, before returning to New York to celebrate their digital album release at the Mercury Lounge on Thursday, September 15th.
Upcoming Caveman Dates:
08/18 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s *
08/19 – Brooklyn, NY @ Cameo *
08/21 – Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall *
08/22 – Burlington, VT @ Monkey Bar
08/23 – Montreal, CAN @ Casa del Popolo *
08/24 – Toronto, CAN @ Drake Hotel *
08/25 – Ann Arbor, MI @ Blind Pig *
08/26 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas Tavern *
08/27 – Milwaukee, WI @ Club Garibaldi *
08/28 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry *
08/30 – St. Louis, MO @ The Biliken Club *
08/31 – Lexington-Fayette, KY @ Cosmic Charlie’s *
09/01 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Cafe *
09/02 – Washington, DC @ The Red Place *
09/15 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge (Album Release)
CoCo Beware Tracklisting:
01. A Country’s King of Dreams
03. My Time
05. Old Friend
06. Great Life
07. December 28th
08. Easy Water
“a rolling set, thick with animalistic drums and swooning guitar riffs…an hour of seamless musical beauty.“ – New York Times
“Kaleidoscopic indie pop from one of NYC’s best new bands.“ – Critical Mob