Saturday, June 15, 2013
The Cave Singers w/ Blessed Feathers and Marielle Allschwang
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 prefers terse folk-rock and bluesy 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 crowded indie-folk scene. The group filled their 2009 album for Matador Records, Welcome Joy, with elemental images of death, nature and baptism, and the group’s 2011 follow-up, No Witch, was even moodier. For their latest album, Naomi, they teamed up with veteran indie-rock producer Phil Ek.