We couldn't be happier to announce — despite having already been scooped by Pitchfork — that we've signed the Seattle trio The Cave Singers to a longer-than-long, worldwide pact. Composed of vocalist Pete Quirk, percussionist Marty Lund and guitarist Derek Fudesco, the band's first full length, 'Invitation Songs', recorded with Colin Stewart (Black Mountain, Pretty Girls Make Graves) is due out this Autumn.
photo: Jonny Leather's Flickr page
The Seattle Weekly's Brian Barr describes the trio's approach as akin to "an updated version of the Anthology of American Folk Music. Not the graduate-student, learned interpretations of folk music circa 1962, but folk music approached by way of punk rock. It's sparse, melodic, and simultaneously creepy and alluring, like the widow mourning graveside in Johnny Cash's 'Long Black Veil.'"
"Seeds Of Night" (MP3)
forthcoming Cave Singers dates:
06-20 Seattle, WA – Neumos
06-21 Bellingham, WA – Chiribin's
06-24 Eugene, OR – Sam Bond's Garage
06-26 Santa Cruz, CA – The Attic
06-27 San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill
06-28 Fresno, CA – Tokyo Gardens
06-29 Los Angeles, CA – EL Cid
06-30 Los Angeles, CA – 6th St. Warehouse
07-01 San Diego, CA – The Casbah
07-28 Seattle, WA – Capitol Hill Block Party