Thursday, March 1, 2012

SXSW 2012 Preview: Caveman

If you have read this site in the last few months then you already know I adore, Brooklyn-based band Caveman. I named their album, CoCo Beware, my favorite LP of 2011 and I am outrageously excited to see them perform at SXSW this year. I had seen their name a few times before I took the time to listen to their music and I was really kicking myself that I hadn't paid attention sooner. When I finely became smitten with the music of Caveman I realized they had played SXSW 2011 and I didn't catch any of their performances. That is not going to happen to me twice! The band was recently picked up by Fat Possum Records and their brilliant LP was re-issued so, clearly I'm not the only one enthralled. If you still haven't listened to Caveman you can expect a rich, textured sound with pleasant harmonies lots of percussion and beautiful melodies that make you want to sing along. If you were sad that Grizzly Bear didn't release an album in 2011, CoCo Beware is the perfect stop-gap.

Caveman - Easy Water video via YouTube

You can hear all of CoCo Beware on Spotify to prepare yourself for the majesty of their live show. Caveman have two official performances lined-up for SXSW 2012. The first show is the first night of SXSW music, Tuesday the 13th. That showcase will take play at The Bat Bar and Caveman are scheduled to play a 40 minute set starting at midnight. I've featured a couple of bands from this Tuesday night showcase so this is where you'll find me. I'm, somewhat, confused about the second showcase. It's listed on the official SXSW site but it says it's happening at the Hype Hotel, which I THOUGHT was an unofficial venue. So, I'm not really sure what's the deal with that.

Chances are you'll have LOTS of opportunities to catch Caveman at SXSW this year, just keep your ear to the street. Or, you could also scour Show List Austin, Do512 and SXShhh. OR if you don't like scouring but still want to be RSVP'd to all of the parties happening during SXSW, then you better head on over to RSVPster TODAY because tomorrow they will no longer be accepting accounts. They do all of the RSVPs for you for a fair fee and today's your last chance until next year.

Caveman - Vampirer/Old Friend video via YouTube