With their fourth album, Naomi, due out on March 5, the Cave Singers just announced a national tour, including a stop in Phoenix at the Rhythm Room on April 22, via Stateside Presents.
Boing Boing, of all places, premiered a new track, “Easy Way,” just a couple months after we heard “Have to Pretend.” There’s great comfort and warmth in the Cave Singers’ style, the sort of campfire folk rock that inspires fun foot stomping and fuzzy feelings all around.
The band has expanded to four members, adding multi-instrumentalist Morgan Henderson (formerly of the Blood Brothers, Fleet Foxes) to the fold. The more the merrier, I say.
I swear I’ve been heaping praise on the Cave Singers for some time now, but it wasn’t until this past summer, when we saw the band at Sail Inn in Tempe, that my wife decided that, hey, maybe I was right all this time: These guys are great.
We had a blast at the show. She bought a shirt and then proceeded to listen to the Cave Singers for about a month straight. So she’ll be more than happy to know that a new album, Naomi, is on the way March 5 via Jagjaguwar. It’ll be the band’s fourth, sticking to an every-other-year release pattern.
Not only did Phil Ek (Built to Spill, Band of Horses, Shins and so on) produce the album, but the Cave Singers welcomed a new member to the band with Morgan Henderson (Blood Brothers, Fleet Foxes) on bass and extra instrumentation.
The first song, “Have to Pretend,” premiered over at KEXP. It’s a punchy number, and I second KEXP’s assertion that the track locks into quite a groove – an airy change of pace from the Cave bros.