Friday, 5 April 2013

Caveman - Over My Head

Single review by kev@thesoundofconfusion.co.uk


Having a name like Caveman, these New Yorkers have never struck me as most likely being a dreamy, ambient group full of harmonies and general loveliness. But then names can be deceiving. This week sees them release a new album, and taken from this is single 'Over My Head' which pretty much continues where they left off with their last offering a couple of years back. The pace may be slow, yet really it wouldn't work any other way and none of the spaciousness is wasted, with each gap being filled either with those voices or reverberating guitar.

They'll fit the whole "cosmic American music" thing fine, but also will be music to the ears of dreampop fans everywhere. Holding a song at such a tempo and ensuring that it has a wide appeal isn't the easiest thing to achieve, but Cavemen do it with ease and the resulting song is a thing of beauty. Without having heard the full album we can't comment on whether all is up to this standard, but if the rest of the songs are only half as good then it would still be worthwhile investing some time in.



Caveman's website

Buy the album

Catch them live:


4/05 – Nashville, TN @ The High Watt

4/06 – Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn

4/07 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506 

4/09 - Washington, DC @ Black Cat Backstage
4/10 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall

4/11 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
4/23-25 – George, WA @ Sasquatch





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