Monday, May 17, 2010

CAVE - Pure Moods

Following up on the Psychic Summer LP I told you about last year, the Chicago psych-rock quintet CAVE will drop their latest effort, Pure Moods, on May 18 via Drag City. They get tighter and tighter with each release, having rehearsed and toured together for going on 4 years now, and I hear they are a totally awesome live. Clocking in at just under 26 minutes, Pure Moods was recorded in semi-written, semi-improvised fashion, focusing on crunchy post-punk guitar rambles that are wrapped around sickeningly tight drum and bass.
From Boomkat:
"Following up last year's Psychic Psummer album, Chicago-based krautrock resurrectionists Cave return to the fray with three new tracks, once again harking back to the locked-in rhythm sections and psychedelic propulsions of 1970s Germany. 'Hot Bricks' is a tremendous starting point, dreamily motoring its way across half a side's worth of sublime Can-style manoeuvres, while 'Teenager' takes on a more ferocious tone, at first weaving through ambling wah-wah passages and disaffected vocals, before building up to a more trance-like, hard-rocking state of repetition. Over on the B-side the band kick back with 'Brigitte's Trip (White Light/White Jazz)' which occupies a more fluid, undulating tone that shifts between sparse, comparatively sedate stretches of cosmic groove and full-on psych-rock wig-outs."
Beginning next month, the band will hit the road for a two-month tour of the U.S. and Canada, gigging with Quintron and Miss Pussycat while making appearances at the Pitchfork Music Festival and the Sled Island Festival. See tour dates and keep up with CAVE on myspace.