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Tomorrow: Caveman @ Webster Hall

By Will Oliver, April 9th 2013

For me, Caveman are one of the most underrated bands in the game right now. They deserve a hell of a lot more praise than they get. One trip to one of their outstanding live shows will help you understand.

They’re on tour celebrating the release of their new s/t album, which is not one to miss. Tomorrow night they make their triumphant return live to NYC with a stop at Webster Hall. I have never been let down by one of their live shows, and I don’t think tomorrow night will be any different.

Tickets for the show are still on sale, and available to purchase right here.

You can be you’ll see me there tomorrow night. Sorry in advance if I happen to be in front of you.

[new]: Caveman – Over My Head

By Will Oliver, March 7th 2013


Caveman premiered another new cut from their upcoming self-titeld album. It’s a warm track called “Over My Head” that takes it’s time to fully occupy it’s space and time.

Take a listen below via the Fader.

Caveman comes out April 2 on Fat Possum.

[new]: Caveman – In The City

By Will Oliver, January 30th 2013


Caveman released one of my favorite albums of 2011 with CoCo Beware. I have high, high, hopes for their new self-titled album. So far, I’m very pleased, as the first single from the album, “In The City” is a stunner.

The bands echoing guitar sound has become more expansive, yet it still hits home on a personal level. Matthew Iwanusa delivers a powerful vocal performance that just may be his best to date. These loyal New Yorkers have graced us with something that shouldn’t be ignored. Caveman are one of the best bands cooking, and you’re being disloyal to yourself if you’re not letting them into your life.

They will grace Webster Hall on April 10, a week after their new album comes out April 2 on Fat Possum.

Last night’s Northside Festival showing at the Music Hall Of Williamsburg was my 3rd time seeing Caveman and out of all three, it wasn’t their best show. The band still put on a good showing but something about the crowd or the energy there didn’t do it for me. The other two times I saw them had a different feeling, almost a sense of urgency, that I felt missing yesterday. With that said, the band sounded good and the new songs worked, it’s just that there was a bite missing from last time. The band is currently at work on their new album, which they are recording in Brooklyn.

Frankie Rose and Fort Lean opened, and put on a solid opening show. Frankie Rose delighted with a shoe-gaze influenced set with plenty of light tricks that played as a late-night dream. Rose had a lot of energy and a great live presence that worked.

Fort Lean impressed me a lot, giving a steady rock & roll performance that left me wanting more. Ethan from Indian Rebound was the first to refer them to me, and he is right, these guys are definitely ones to watch. They got an old fashioned wholehearted rock sound that is hard to shake. Head to their bandcamp page to hear some tunes.

Hit the jump for more photo from all three bands.
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Caveman @ Bowery Ballroom (January 20th, 2012)

By Will Oliver, January 23rd 2012 — with 2 comments

Caveman first caught my attention after a wondrous set at Glasslands during CMJ. It has had me singing praises about their live show to everyone I know. Since then their debut album CoCo Beware has been on constant rotation. When I saw that the band was headlining Bowery Ballroom, there was no way I would miss out.

Pitchfork didn’t even bother to review their debut album, and until Fat Possum recently signed the band, not many people were educated as to who these Brooklyn indie rockers were. If things go as they should, 2012 will be a big year for this band. The bands show on Friday was a confident statement that they are here to stay.

Caveman’s set was inspiring from top to bottom, not giving us one dull moment. The songs jump out at you live, with a full atmospheric sound taking flight, forcing you to nod your head with ease. They gave us a few new songs along with CoCo Beware, and I can’t think of a moment where I wasn’t in complete enjoyment. Not many bands are as humble as Caveman are, and that’s just another testament to the success that they are sure to receive this year.

Don’t miss a chance to catch this band. In a few years Caveman will be playing much bigger venues, and you’ll be wondering why you didn’t catch them sooner.
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[music video]: Caveman – Easy Water

By Will Oliver, November 23rd 2011

NPR premiered the music video for Caveman’s “Easy Water”. The video perfectly corresponds with the moody atmosphere that the band conjures up, successfully relaying Matthew Iwanusa’s lyrics through the confusing disjointed motions of the video.

Watch the video below, and read about their CMJ performance, which was one of my favorites of the entire weekend. They’re playing Bowery Ballroom on January 20th. You don’t want to to miss them.

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