Built from scratch.
Caveman start at the beginnings, using the atoms of music, the smallest parts to build up lavish, gorgeous structures. James Carbonetti constructs his own guitars, while sessions for the band's new album kicked off in a highly unique fashion.
"We all went up to James' family’s place" explains frontman Matthew Iwanusa, "where this new record started. We’d all sit in a room together, and then one by one we'd go into the bathroom and record ourselves making the most psycho noises we could think of. It felt kind of like this weird breakthrough".
'Psycho noises' are about as far from Caveman's debut album as it's possible to get. 'CoCo Beware' was released in 2011 and became a sleeper hit, a word-of-mouth success story which warranted a re-issue on esteemed Stateside indie Fat Possum.
Now a follow up is due. Self-titled, the New York based outfit have pieced together another work of hazy, shimmering beauty. There's an exactness to Caveman which belies the atmosphere of their songs - bearing comparison to Slowdive or Galaxie 500, each track deals in dream-like swathes of sound.
Due to be released on August 12th via Communion, Clash have grabbed a quick preview. 'Where's The Time' opens with a single voice, before reverb laden harmonies and gentle guitar chords rise up in support.
Slow burning, there's a widescreen feel to Caveman's songwriting, with each tiny element building up into something vast.
Listen to it now.
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