Stockholm post-punk band Vgra Boys (= “ia” because spam FILTERS) have released their third studio album Cave World via YEAR0001. Produced by past collaborators Pelle Gunnerfeldt (The Hives, The Knife, etc.) and DJ HaydnFollowing, Cave World’s cultivated amalgamation of focused writing, astute humor, and sharp production serve to solidify the band’s position as the apex of modern punk music. Thematically, the album is inspired by the chaos and absurdity of the world’s current climate, with the entire project acting as jocular satire comparing the ludicrous & horrific trends of mass-shootings
and science denial to the lives of our ancestors as cave people. On the album’s theme, frontman Sebastion Murphy notes “People look down at apes as primitive life forms, but we’re just this horrible, lazy society killing each other and starting wars, while they’re able to love and feel. Does that make them the true ape or us?”

Listen to Cave World HERE

As 2021’s Welfare Jazz was earning rave reviews from the likes of Pitchfork, NPR, GQ, NME,Stereogum, Fader, and more, Viagra Boys were in the midst of rerecording what would become their followup. After putting together an entire album at the legendary Silence Studio in the town of Koppom, the band decided they could push harder. “We let it marinate for a while and then rerecorded absolutely everything,” Murphy explains. Some of the music made it through to what would become Cave World, but replacing the lyrics. In that iterative process, Murphy found himself returning time and again to a misconception with deeper roots: the idea that humanity is moving forward. After watching a video late one evening about a theory that suggests evolution involved trading in some cognitive abilities for others, Murphy began stewing on the fact that the result was mass shootings and science denial, the end result of that stewing being the album available today.

The band comes back to the US for a Fall 2022 US Co-headline tour with UK band Shame. Kicking off September 29th for two nights at Oakland’s New Parish and wrapping on Halloween in Dallas, the twenty-three date tour will make stops in Denver, Nashville, Brooklyn, New Orleans and so much more (full dates below). The band will then head to the EU for an additional run of dates, making this their largest tour yet. More dates remain to be announced as well.

Cave World Tracklisting:
Baby Criminal
Cave Hole
Punk Rock Loser
Creepy Crawlers
The Cognitive Trade-Off Hypothesis

Globe Earth
Ain’t No Thief
Big Boy
Human Error
Return To Monke

Sep 26, 2022 – Santa Cruz, CA, Catalyst
Sep 27, 2022 – Oakland CA, New Parish
Sep 28, 2022 – San Francisco CA, The Regency
Oct 4, 2022 – Tuscon AZ, Club Congress
Oct 5, 2022 – Albuquerque NM, Sister
Oct 7, 2022 – Boulder CO, Fox
Oct 8, 2022 – Denver CO, Gothic
Oct 10, 2022 – St Louis MO, Red Flag
Oct 11, 2022 – Nashville TN, Brooklyn Bowl

Oct 12, 2022 – Louisville KY, Headliners
Oct 14, 2022 – Cincinnati OH, Woodward
Oct 15, 2022 – Pittsburgh PA, Mr Smalls
Oct 17, 2022 – Jersey City NJ, White Eagle Hall
Oct 18, 2022 – Brooklyn NY, Brooklyn Steel
Oct 20, 2022 – Baltimore MD, Union Brewery
Oct 21, 2022 – Carrboro NC, Cat’s Cradle
Oct 22, 2022 – Asheville NC, Orange Peel
Oct 23, 2022 – Atlanta GA, Terminal West
Oct 25, 2022 – New Orleans, LA Toulouse Theater
Oct 27, 2022 – Houston TX, White Oak Music Hall
Oct 28, 2022 – Austin TX, Venue TBD
Oct 31, 2022 – Dallas TX, Granada

Dec 7, 2022 – DE, Berlin – Astra
Dec 8, 2022 – DE, Karlsruhe – Substage
Dec 10, 2022 – NL, Utrecht The – Tivoli
Dec 11, 2022 – FR, Paris – Bataclan
Dec 12, 2022 – BE, Antwerp – Trix
Dec 14, 2022 – CH, Zurich – X-tra
Dec 15, 2022 – IT, Milan – Fabrique
Jan 20, 2023 – UK, Nottingham – Rock City
Jan 21, 2023 – UK, Glasgow – Barrowlands
Jan 23, 2023 – IE, Dublin – Olympia
Jan 24, 2023 – UK, Cardiff – Great Hall
Jan 25, 2023 – UK, London – Brixton Academy
Jan 28, 2023 – SE, Stockholm Annexet
March 29 – DK, Copenhagen – Vega
March 30 – NO, Oslo – Rockefeller
March 31 – FI, Helsinki – Vanha Ylioppilastalo