Seattle’s KEXP has a stream of “Christmas Night,” the second focus track from The Cave Singers‘ excellent new album Banshee. The station asked singer Peter Quirk to tell them about the song, and the frontman responded quizzically: “Something that found us one afternoon while we were dreaming. Found photos of an apocalyptic life, sitting in a banged up chair, fed up with bright eyed strangers walking their kayaks home. I escaped a broken life through a crack in the window. Easy to surrender, now a believer. I don’t know, I guess it’s hard for fear to play you like a puppet, with love in your heart.” If you’re puzzled as to what he’s talking about, check out the song below & read the feature here.
Banshee, which has been the highest-charting self-released album on the CMJ Radio 200 for the past four weeks, is the band’s first album put out without a label. Quirk explained the band’s reasoning for leaving labels in a recent interview with Glide Magazine. “It was both a creative and business decision,” he said, explaining that the band “wanted to be free of outside influence and let the record actualize itself without any interference.” The interview touches on so much more, providing all sorts of insight into the band’s creative process. Read it here.
The Cave Singers go back on tour next month. See them here:
04/03 – Club Congress – Tucson, AZ
04/04 – Valley Bar – Phoenix, AZ
04/05 – Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM
04/06 – The Opolis – Norman, OK
04/07 – Rudyards – Houston, TX
04/08 – 502 Bar – San Antonio, TX
04/09 – Sidewinder – Austin, TX
04/10 – Three Links – Dallas, TX
04/13 – The Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO
04/14 – Larimer Lounge – Denver, CO
04/15 – Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT
04/16 – Neurolux – Boise, ID
Listen to Track 9, “Christmas Night,” below: