Caveman releases third LP 'Otero War' + talks about pedals on Delicious Audio

Belonging to the rare category of "bands that keep getting better all the time," Brooklyn's dream rock quintet Caveman just released their third full length album (and three years in the making) 'Otero War,' and is set to play several major festivals this summer including Forecastle in Louisville, KY, Panorama in NYC and Outside Lands Music Festival in San Francisco, CA. With a gear insider like Jimmy Carbonetti in its ranks - besides being the band's guitarist, the man is a fine luthier and owns Cobra Guitars - we were tempted to ask him a few question about guitar pedals - check out the link below. Check out latest single 'Life or Just Living,' streaming below.

Delicious Audio Q&A with Caveman about their guitar pedals.


New Video by Caveman: 'Never Going Back'

NYC's own Psych rockers Caveman are back with this new video for 'Never Going Back' - don't forget about this cover from 2011! They are currently touring with Frightened Rabbit.


Caveman announces tour with Frightened Rabbit + new album "Otero War"

Featured on the cover of the 27th issu e of The Deli NYC (back in 2011), Caveman have been slowly but steadily growing in popularity, release after release. The band just announced an extended spring tour in support of Frightened Rabbit, and the release of new album "Otero War," scheduled for the summer. Check out preview single "Never Going Back," streaming below, and mark May 5th on your calendar, when they'll play Terminal 5 in NYC.


Seen live at Northside: The FLuids, Fort Lean, Camvean

On Thursday night at Cameo Gallery, one of the few small Williamsburg venue still standing, three different-sounding bands played their own kinetic sets.

Brooklyn quintet The Fluids took the stage first (who also played our Northside show the following night - pictured), swiftly surging into a loud pop-punk track that was almost manic in its blistering guitars and strong vocals. Frontman Michael O’Donnell was a gripping performer, his hunched-over guitar-thrashing and sudden shouts into the microphone recalling Joe Strummer’s powerful presence as The Clash’s leader. The sheer passion of that iconic British group did find kinship with the members of The Fluids, even as they exuded an assured cool in a next song that channeled The Strokes’ early work with its rattling guitar lines. Continuing onto a playfully-menacing cover of “Pablo Picasso” by The Modern Lovers and ending with what sounded like their single “Just Like Me” (streaming below), which placed reflective spoken-word in upbeat punk, The Fluids made an undeniably gripping introduction into the next band,.

Walking onto the stage with a forest-green sleeveless tee and a snapback hat, Fort Lean's frontman Keenan Mitchell immediately displayed charm, smiling at and amiably talking to the audience. But then came his band’s delightfully-blaring songs and Smith got down to his first guitar solo, the hat flying off his head. It was a buoyant yet tight intro that soon led to a potentially hypnotic third song (seemingly “Cut To The Chase,” streaming below) that set Smith’s acrobatic voice to swirling synths. Fort Lean weren’t just merry dancers, though, as their last song had a subtle melancholy that reminded us of their eclecticism.

After a short break, the small space filling with people, headlining act Caveman (who graced the cover of The Deli NYC's issue #27 back in 2011) took the stage. A few members wearing ties and enveloped in a purple light, the Brooklyn band segued into an almost seductive set of mostly new, as-yet-unreleased material. Synths soared and drums tumbled but the group’s poise remained, even as thunderous guitars washed over lead singer Matthew Iwanusa and his bandmates. Unlike the two singers before him, Iwanusa held a relatively calm presence. Not much bending, a little swaying. This very serenity, though, was rapturous, his stilled eyes closing the night with quiet power. – Zach Weg


Free Download: "In the City" (Vacationer Remix) - Caveman

Check out the new remix from Vacationer of Caveman's "In the City," which premiered today via The Fader! You can also download it for free. Vacationer will be performing at the NYC group's first annual Cavemas Celebration being held at one of our favorite venues, Bowery Ballroom, tomorrow night. You can catch a live performance by the full band next in Philly on December 12 at Underground Arts opening for !!!.