Last week we serviced you new music from LA-based indie pop artist Yael Meyer & burgeoning Brooklyn band Caveman.
Caveman started in January 2010 in a large, dark room in New York. The sound they crafted was indicative of their surroundings: chamber pop mixed with dreamscape and horror film score. At a Caveman show you will hear four-part harmonies, spaced-out guitars, synths, and much drumming. Stereogum called them one of the best new bands of 2011. “Upon listening to the group’s debut album CoCo Beware it’s clear that these guys are headed to the top. Synth textures waft like curtains behind melodic guitars and practiced vocal harmonies, as laid-back drums keep the group in time,” says KEXP. NPR called them one of the highlights of CMJ. The band has shared the stage with Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Wye Oak, Yuck, and more.
RIYL: Fleet Foxes, The Beach Boys, Grizzly Bear, Animal Collective
Recommended Tracks: 2, 3, & 5
Yael Meyer calls her new album, Everything Will Be Alright, the resolution to her 2009 EP, Heartbeat, which took indie folk and blended it with electronic textures. Her sound, which she describes as “electro-organic,” brings to mind the light, indie pop of Jose Gonzalez, Feist, & Camera Obscura but with a hint of Yael‘s Chilean musical upbringing. She started writing and performing music at the age of 8 which eventually led to her graduating from the Berklee College of Music in Boston on a scholarship. At 19, she composed, produced, recorded, and released her debut record Common Ground which became a Top 50 Album of the Year on Rolling Stone Chile. Yael will be announcing tour dates in support of her new record soon, look for dates soon and consider the album for your top 5 adds this week.
Recommended Tracks: 1, 3, 8
RIYL: Jose Gonzalez, Feist, Chairlift & Juana Molina