Seattle’s the Cave Singers, set to release their fifth album Banshee later this month, dropped a couple tracks from the upcoming LP late last year. One of them, “That’s Why,” caught the attention of Stereogum. The song is a triumph of rock ‘n’ roll minimalism, and the site described it thusly: “Unadorned except for a slight thread of guitar fuzz and a lone harmonica, the song trots along with a straightforward, snarly classic rock feel.” Listen below.
Consequence of Sound also featured the track, writing that singer Peter Quirk “has some new tricks up his sleeve, as he drops down into his lowest register ever on the bridge. …There’s a cadence throughout that subtly adds some funky textures to the rolling number. It’s the band being who and what they want to be, on their own terms.” Read the whole thing here.
The Cave Singers are going for radio adds with Banshee on February 23 and kicking off a tour right before that:
02/20 – Neumos – Seattle, WA
02/21 – Doug Fir – Portland, OR
02/25 – Hi Fi Lounge – Eugene, OR
02/26 – The Chapel – San Francisco, CA
02/27 – The Bootleg Theater – Los Angeles, CA
02/28 – The Casbah – San Diego, CA
03/02 – The Constellation Room – Santa Ana, CA
03/03 – The Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA
03/04 – Humboldt Brews – Arcata, CA
03/05 – PB&J’s – Reno, NV