Since the early 2000s, indie rock music has been moving more toward a folk sound. Most bands today have some kind of folk influence you can hear regardless of instruments being played acoustically. With this movement, folk is changing and becoming a new sound full of meditative and experimental edges. No band illustrates that more clearly than The Cave Singers.
After indie rock band Pretty Girls Make Graves disbanded in early 2007, no one could have guessed that former member Derek Fudesco would make a move toward the indie folk genre. Joining Peter Quirk and Marty Lund, The Cave Singers were born and started playing shows around their home of Seattle, Washington. Soon after in the summer of 2007, The Cave Singers signed to Matador Records and released their first album Invitation Songs in September of that year. Invitation Songs was met with critical acclaim for their experimental indie folk style. After touring, they quickly released their second album Welcome Joy in 2009 and expanded on their already popular style of music.
Now heading into a new year, The Cave Singers released their third album No Witch in February of 2011 on Jagjaguwar records. Their ever growing style is no stranger to change and with the addition of not only sitars and eastern influence but also gospel choirs and the like, The Cave Singers promise to keep their fans on their toes.
Touring to support their new album, The Cave Singers came to the Larimer Lounge in Denver on April 15, 2011. Selling out the Larimer Lounge, The Cave Singers were met with eager fans from Colorado. Opening their set with power that didn't ever waiver, they immediately captured the audience. Playing a solid set including "Leap," "Dancing On Our Graves," "Helen," "Black Leaf," and "Faze Wave," The Cave Singers had the crowd moving and singing along. The energy was high and The Cave Singers delievered a show full of heart.
The Cave Singers music speaks to everyone, whether it is on a lyrical level or an instrumental level, but few bands can deliver that connection in a live show so smoothly. If they come back through Denver, make sure to go see them and pick up their new album too.