Cave Singers, The / Welcome Joy
Album: Welcome Joy   Collection:General
Artist:Cave Singers, The   Added:Sep 2009
Label:Matador Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2009-11-01 Pull Date: 2010-01-03
Week Ending: Dec 27 Dec 20 Dec 6 Nov 29 Nov 22 Nov 15 Nov 8
Airplays: 1 1 4 3 1 2 3

Recent Airplay
1. Jan 22, 2013: A Family Affair
Beach House
4. Feb 24, 2011: Daydream Disaster
2. Dec 03, 2011: Music Casserole
At The Cut
5. Jan 08, 2010: Feed Your Head
Hen Of The Woods
3. Aug 22, 2011: Hello World
Vv, Summer Light
6. Dec 24, 2009: Feed Your Head

Album Review
Reviewed 2009-10-26
Gentle pop-folk songs from the American Northwest. All the wonderful grunginess of corduroy pants, rainy damp forests and No Shave November have been condensed into this solid release by one of the best emerging folk bands in the union. They are like a more masculine version of Fleet Foxes. Lots of plucky acoustic guitarwork, layered percussion, and great emotional vocals. Lots of gems here.
Recommended Tracks: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

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1. Strummy sweet acoustic chords with plucky accents and husky vocals. Slow drumbeats and gentle female backup vocals. Sounds nice, but is slightly repetitive.
2. Slow progressing song with galloping drumbeats and exciting harmonica crescendos.
3. Aggressive, electric-folk song with raw drums and powerful guitar leads.
4. Gorgeous minimalist guitarwork and bongo drums with smooth vocals.
5. A dreamy, shimmering ballad with gentle click-clack percussion and powerful emotional vocals.
6. Three percussion instruments blended with clear ringing semi-acoustic guitar and husky vocals.
7. Blissful multi-layered song with excellent interplay between vocals and lead guitar. A real stand-out.
8. Upbeat jangly song with a “roadtrip” sort of feel. Minimal guitar accents.
9. Very slow song with rusty vocals. Not much interesting here.
10. Sad lo-fi melancholy with naked vulnerable vocals. Very realistic anguish.

Track Listing
1. Summer Light   6. Beach House
2. Leap   7. Vv
3. At The Cut   8. I Don't Mind
4. Shrine   9. Townships
5. Hen Of The Woods   10. Bramble