Monday, March 29, 2010
The Cave Singers w/ Juniper Tar and White Problems
Neither Pretty Girls Make Graves nor Hint Hint were known for restraint or subtlety, so it was a surprise when members of those wild-eyed indie-rock bands formed The Cave Singers, a trio that divides its time between terse folk-rock and blues dirges. While nobody will mistake them for Fleet Foxes—their songs are sparse and raw, often leaning on a primal, percussive thump—this Seattle group has emerged as an unlikely but welcome addition to the thriving indie-folk scene. The group fills its latest album for Matador Records, Welcome Joy, with elemental images of death, nature and baptism.