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Brooklyn-based quintet Caveman deliver an ambitious, sprawling undertake indie pop by drawing influences from experimental rock, post-rock, wistful indie rock, and African music traditions. Matthew Iwanusa (business lead vocals, acoustic guitar, drums), Jimmy “Cobra” Carbonetti (acoustic guitar), Stefan Marolachakis (drums, vocals), Sam Hopkins (synthesizer, vocals), and Jeff Berrall (bass, vocals) created the music group in January 2010, parlaying its attention-getting concert events into opening slot machines for rings like Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Cursive, as well as the Battle on Drugs, and a i’m all over this Stereogum’s 40 Greatest Rings of 2011 list. Their full-length debut, CoCo Beware, appeared digitally in Sept 2011, followed 8 weeks afterwards in physical type independently Magic Guy!/ORG Music label, balancing various elements like four-part harmonies, tribal drums, trickling keyboards, and hazy guitars with motivated results. Led with the one “In the town,” which highlighted a video with celebrity Julia Stiles, another, self-titled album found its way to 2013 on Fats Possum. The greater subdued, reflective melodies of Caveman drew lots of comparisons towards the Shins, mainly for the commonalities between your voices of Shins’ vocalist Adam Mercer and Iwanusa. Schedules at music celebrations such as for example South by Southwest, Bonnaroo, and CMJ materialized, as do multiple tours through the entire U.S. and European countries, including support areas for Rogue Influx, Ra Ra Riot, and Frightened Rabbit. Marolachakis still left the group in nov 2015, and with multi-instrumentalist Matthew Prescott Clark up to speed, Caveman released the bolder, crisper-sounding Otero Battle in 2016 via Cinematic GROUP (digital) and Relativity Entertainment (physical).

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