Still, I’ve only half-heartedly accepted streaming music as a way of life (the music may always be accessible, but my cell phone service won’t necessarily be). And so I’m wandering aimlessly – from MP3s to streaming, from my computer to my phone (and sometimes even still on my iPod … how quaint!). Most of the time I can’t remember what I actually own and what I’ve only streamed. It’s always too easy to find that next song.
And so these days it says something about an album when I can return to it and continue to find new ways to enjoy it, months after the initial listen. That’s been the case with Caveman’s CoCo Beware, given a wider release by Fat Possum this year after a self-release on the band’s Magic Man! label in the fall.
There’s an alluring sense of calm to the 10-track album, all dreamy and deliberate with swirling guitars and harmonies. At some points it reminds me of the Dodos in their less spastic moments.
After a string of SXSW dates, Caveman is pretty much on the road through the first week of May, including a stop at Club Congress in Tucson on April 28. To celebrate, the Brooklyn-based band unleashed an MP3 of the song “Old Friend” that you can download below or, you know, stream somewhere.
I’d also highly suggest giving a listen to “Thankful,” my favorite song from the album. I really fell for the imagery here: “You drove your car in the sea / looking for something to believe”: