Calling it “a smart and impressive piece of work that speaks to the mind and the soul with similar clarity,” AllMusic Guide has given The Cave Singers‘ new Banshee album a four-out-of-five star review that praises the group for “stretching their boundaries on all sides, adding a greater electric force to the performances while deepening the dynamics of their indie-folk side.” The review commends the band’s ability to balance their group dynamic with singer Peter Quirk‘s rocker instincts, and it credits producer Randall Dunn for “giving the music a sound that’s rich and spacious but free of clutter.” Read the whole thing here.
To learn more about the Seattle-based band’s interactions with producer Dunn, head over to a recent San Diego Reader feature interview with the Cave Singers. While the interview also touches on the band’s San Diego memories and action figure aspirations, a good deal is focused on Dunn, who has helped the band “sonically head into the jungle and fight some monsters.” Read it here.
The Cave Singers are hitting San Diego as part of their ongoing tour. Check them out on the road, and help them have a strong Radio 200 debut next week!
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