Bringing their wistful, post-rock sound from Brooklyn, Caveman claims that aliens are the inspiration for their newly released self-titled album. Partially.
Caveman has had an “in” with the music scene for a while, even before they came together as a single unit at the end of 2009. The boys were each members of their own bands (The Subjects, White Clam, The End of the World, and Elefant) for nearly a decade before their monikers fizzled out of the industry. What started off as a bunch of newly bandless friends making noise in a guitar shop quickly turned into a purposeful collaboration between artists.
Often compared to the Shins, the quintet meshes lofty vocals reminiscent of the Brian Wilson with African tribal beats and beachy sounding guitar chords. You can even taste a bit of the Police on their recent album. With lyricism that is more suggestive than straight-forward, it’s possible that Caveman is redefining the guidelines for indie rock bands of the 2010s.
[Caveman performs from 5:15 – 6:00 pm on Saturday, May 25 at the Yeti stage.]