Cave Mode Shake

Cave Mode Shake release splintering indie single "This Is It"

We were celebrating America on July 4th -- drinking heavily and lamenting the injustices carried out by the nation's rich and powerful, that is -- so we slept a bit on Cave Mode Shake releasing their driving new single "This Is It". But now we share this indie jam with you; these five rockin' boys go ham on this track which sounds like an homage to LCD Soundsystem's latest work, what with the reverb on Joe Gladstone's vocals and Dennis Pickett and Ben Merlotti going absolutely bonkers with the guitars. "This Is It" is a good pump up tune for a night out this summer; maybe you're looking in the mirror getting your makeup on or driving up to the club with your friends, and you need a track that's going to speed up your heartbeat a little bit. Cave Mode Shake are happy to deliver. Take a listen to "This Is It" below. - Will Sisskind

   

Cave Mode Shake's "Good Girl" is the sound of sneaking out at night

 "Good Girl" sounds like a song that's about to explode. The chorus builds with a pulsing eighth-note stomp-y kick-drum and a hefty load of guitars mimicking that same rhythm. It sounds a bit like sneaking out of the house on a summer night, driving a getaway car to the outskirts of town with that person your parents told you to stop seeing. Cave Mode Shake are able to keep you interested and on the edge of your seat for a full four minutes, even with a sparsity of lyrics and tangible melodies. The band has inserted a certain urgency into a genre that sometimes feels generic and is produces bands that sound like they're trying too hard. While the title of the song feels a bit outworn, "Good Girl" actually has a giddy effortlessness to it, like a ticking time bomb ready to burst. -Geena Kloeppel