Caveman Announce Tour with Phosphorescent

Caveman Announce Tour with Phosphorescent

Followed by Weezer Cruise, Toro Y Moi and Midlake Dates

Today, New York’s Caveman announce their American leg of the Phosphorescent tour after having toured in Europe together last month. That tour will be followed by their first stint on the Weezer Cruise which takes off in Jacksonville, FL, and afterwards the six piece (they are joined by Matt Clark from White Rabbits) will play shows opening for Toro Y Moi as well as perform headline shows. Next summer the band will tour in Europe again after their successful trip last month. (see full details).

The band just revealed an unreleased B-side called “Empire” which you can hear below and Vacationer remixed their track “In The City” HERE.

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

Caveman live:
* w/ Phosphorescent
# w/ Toro Y Moi
& w/ Midlake
more dates tba
01/21/14 Tue – Philadelphia PA @ Union Transfer *
01/22/14 Wed – Washington DC @ 9:30 Club *
01/23/14 Thu – Charlottesville VA @ Jefferson Theatre *
01/24/14 Fri – Charlotte NC @ Neighborhood Theatre *
01/25/14 Sat – Atlanta GA @ Centerstage *
01/27/14 Mon – St Louis MO @ Firebird *
01/28/14 Tue – Indianapolis IN @ The Vogue *
01/30/14 Thu – Columbus OH @ A&R Bar *
01/31/14 Fri – Pittsburgh PA @ Mr. Smalls *
02/01/14 Sat – Toronto ON @ Mod Club *
02/03/14 Mon – Burlington VT @ ArtsRiot *
02/04/14 Tue – Boston MA @ Sinclair *
02/05/14 Wed – Hamden CT @ Spaceland Ballroom *
02/10/14 Mon – Chapel Hill NC @ Cat’s Cradle Backroom
02/11/14 Tue – Athens GA @ Georgia Theater
02/13/14 Thu – Jacksonville FL @ Weezer Cruise
02/14/14 Fri – Jacksonville FL @ Weezer Cruise
02/15/14 Sat – Jacksonville FL @ Weezer Cruise
02/16/14 Sun – Jacksonville FL @ Weezer Cruise
02/17/14 Mon – Orlando FL @ The Social #
02/18/14 Tue – Miami FL @ Grand Central #
02/19/14 Wed – Tallahassee FL @ Club Downunder
02/20/14 Thu – Tampa FL @ Orpheum
02/21/14 Fri – Birmingham AL @ Bottletree
02/22/14 Sat – Oxford MS @ Proud Larry’s
02/24/14 Mon – Louisville KY @ Zanzabar
02/25/14 Tue – Chicago IL @ Double Door
02/26/14 Wed – Detroit MI @ Magic Stick
02/27/14 Thu – Rochester NY @ Bug Jar
06/01/14 Sun – Orleans, France @ Astrolabe &
06/02/14 Mon – Bordeaux, France @ Rock School Barbey &
06/03/14 – Nantes, France @ Stereolux &
06/04/14 – Tourcoing, France @ Grand Mix &

Caveman‘s 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.

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

photos credit: Philip Di Fiore and Christopher J. Lytwyn

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

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