Caveman announce tour with Phosphorescent + Weezer Cruise and Toro Y Moi/ 1/31 Mr. Smalls PGH

Unreleased B-side “Empire” HERE
“In The City” (Vacationer Remix) HERE
Caveman vs Al Green “In The City” (Chrome Canyon remash) HERE
Caveman – “In The City” (feat. Julia Stiles) on YouTube HERE and VEVO HERE 

Caveman live:
* w/ Phosphorescent
# w/ Toro Y Moi
& w/ Midlake

more dates tba

01/21/14 Tue – Philadelphia PA @ Union Transfer *
01/22/14 Wed – Washington DC @ 9:30 Club *
01/23/14 Thu – Charlottesville VA @ Jefferson Theatre *
01/24/14 Fri – Charlotte NC @ Neighborhood Theatre *
01/25/14 Sat – Atlanta GA @ Centerstage *
01/27/14 Mon – St Louis MO @ Firebird *
01/28/14 Tue – Indianapolis IN @ The Vogue *
01/30/14 Thu – Columbus OH @ A&R Bar *
01/31/14 Fri – Pittsburgh PA @ Mr. Smalls *
02/01/14 Sat – Toronto ON @ Mod Club *
02/03/14 Mon – Burlington VT @ ArtsRiot *
02/04/14 Tue – Boston MA @ Sinclair *
02/05/14 Wed – Hamden CT @ Spaceland Ballroom *
02/10/14 Mon – Chapel Hill NC @ Cat’s Cradle Backroom
02/11/14 Tue – Athens GA @ Georgia Theater
02/13/14 Thu – Jacksonville FL @ Weezer Cruise
02/14/14 Fri – Jacksonville FL @ Weezer Cruise
02/15/14 Sat – Jacksonville FL @ Weezer Cruise
02/16/14 Sun – Jacksonville FL @ Weezer Cruise
02/17/14 Mon – Orlando FL @ The Social #
02/18/14 Tue – Miami FL @ Grand Central #
02/19/14 Wed – Tallahassee FL @ Club Downunder
02/20/14 Thu – Tampa FL @ Orpheum
02/21/14 Fri – Birmingham AL @ Bottletree
02/22/14 Sat – Oxford MS @ Proud Larry’s
02/24/14 Mon – Louisville KY @ Zanzabar
02/25/14 Tue – Chicago IL @ Double Door
02/26/14 Wed – Detroit MI @ Magic Stick
02/27/14 Thu – Rochester NY @ Bug Jar
06/01/14 Sun – Orleans, France @ Astrolabe &
06/02/14 Mon – Bordeaux, France @ Rock School Barbey &
06/03/14 – Nantes, France @ Stereolux &
06/04/14 – Tourcoing, France @ Grand Mix &

Today, New York’s Caveman announce their American leg of the Phosphorescent tour after having toured in Europe together last month. That tour will be followed by their first stint on the Weezer Cruise which takes off in Jacksonville, FL, and afterwards the six piece (they are joined by Matt Clark from White Rabbits) will play shows opening forToro Y Moi as well as perform headline shows. Next summer the band will tour in Europe again after their successful trip last month. (see full details).

The band just revealed an unreleased B-side called “Empire” which you can hear HEREand Vacationer remixed their track “In The City” HERE.

Caveman‘s video for the track “In The City”. Director Philip Di Fiore made a thrilling portrait of a tourist couple visiting New York City for the first time. Head over to VEVO to see what happens when the couple, played by Julia Stiles and Fran Kranz, discover what lies underneath the surface of the playground of the city…

Caveman—a five-man vibe collective from NYC—released their first album in 2011. As first albums go, CoCo Beware was something akin to a moody statement of intent, a blueprint for a band quickly learning how to create horizon-wide rock songs that were equal parts intimate and expansive. Initially self-released and later snatched up by Fat Possum for re-release in early 2012, the record brims over with four-part harmonies, crystalline guitar lines, and tracks that see-sawed between echoey lullaby (“A Country’s King of Dreams”) to shoegaze-by-way-of classic-FM-radio sprawl (“Old Friend”). The album quickly elevated Caveman from local band to watch to a sizable touring draw and formidable live act, as evidenced by stints on the road with the likes of The War on Drugs, White Rabbits and Built to Spill. Despite being the work of a brand new band,CoCo Beware displayed a kind of Zen-like ease. It was the sound a five friends settling into a nice groove; the music that happens when, for whatever reason, a lot of seemingly disparate elements finally fall into place.

The guys holed up in Brooklyn’s Rumpus Room to start recording in earnest with Nick Stumpf (who produced the band’s debut album) and Albert Di Fiore behind the controls. The album is a kind of sonic microcosm—a series of emotional yet tough mini-narratives operating within the same quixotic musical universe.

The guitars on Caveman are bigger and more expansive, the rhythm section is tighter and more adventurous, the keyboards more opaque and pronounced. Like a marriage between Tangerine Dream, late period Slowdive, and Lindsey Buckingham, tracks like their new single “In the City” and “Ankles” boast synth lines that sound simultaneously retro and futuristic, while “Pricey” and “Never Want to Know” overflow with guitar sounds that could have miraculously floated off an old Cure album. It should be noted that James Carbonetti, the band’s primary guitar player, also happens to be one of the most highly regarded guitar makers in New York City.

And while Caveman’s music could certainly operate on the level of dreamy soundscape and still be excellent, the depth of feeling in front man Matthew Iwanusa’s lyrics helps weave the songs deeply into your memory. When Iwanusa sings Where’s the time to waste on someone else’s life? on “Where’s the Time,” it’s hard not to read between the lines. Wonder and regret seem to fuel the record in almost equal measure.


CAVEMAN is:
Jeff Berrall – bass, backing vocals
James Carbonetti – guitar
Sam Hopkins – keys, backing vocals
Matthew Iwanusa – vocals, guitar, percussion
Stefan Marolachakis – drums, backing vocals


Guitarist James “Cobra” Carbonetti handcrafts and designs award winning electric guitars from scratch HERE
Drummer Stefan Marolachakis’ ESPN column about music and sports called “Caveman with a van” HERE
Caveman on SoundCloud HERE

Caveman Website
Caveman on Facebook
Caveman on Twitter
Caveman on Instagram
Caveman on MySpace
Fat Possum
Communion Music

Caveman vs Al Green “In The City” (Chrome Canyon Remash) + on tour with Ra Ra Riot

Caveman vs Al Green “In The City” (Chrome Canyon Remash) HERE
Currently on tour with Ra Ra Riot
Caveman – “In The City” (feat. Julia Stiles) on YouTube HERE and VEVO HERE
Sophomore album CAVEMAN out now via Fat Possum Records in America
Sign with Communion Records (Gotye, Ben Howard, Deap Vally, Half Moon Run) in UK/Europe
Caveman live: # w/ Ra Ra Riot

Sun 9/15 – Tuscon, AZ @ Rialto Theatre #
Tue 9/17 – Marfa, TX @ Padre’s #
Thu 9/19 – Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s #
Fri 9/20 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s East # (tickets)
Sun 9/22 – Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon # (tickets)
Fri 9/27 – Cincinnati, OH @ Midpoint Music Festival
Sat 9/28 – Champaign, IL @ Pygmalion Music Festival (tickets)
Sun 9/29 – Nashville, TN @ Exit/In #
Wed 10/9 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5 # (tickets)
Thu 10/10 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts #
Fri 10/11 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club # (tickets)
Sun 10/13 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues # (tickets)

Caveman—a five-man vibe collective from NYC—released their first album in 2011. As first albums go, CoCo Beware was something akin to a moody statement of intent, a blueprint for a band quickly learning how to create horizon-wide rock songs that were equal parts intimate and expansive. Initially self-released and later snatched up by Fat Possum for re-release in early 2012, the record brims over with four-part harmonies, crystalline guitar lines, and tracks that see-sawed between echoey lullaby (“A Country’s King of Dreams”) to shoegaze-by-way-of classic-FM-radio sprawl (“Old Friend”). The album quickly elevated Caveman from local band to watch to a sizable touring draw and formidable live act, as evidenced by stints on the road with the likes of The War on Drugs, White Rabbits and Built to Spill. Despite being the work of a brand new band, CoCo Beware displayed a kind of Zen-like ease. It was the sound a five friends settling into a nice groove; the music that happens when, for whatever reason, a lot of seemingly disparate elements finally fall into place.

Caveman revealed their video for the track “In The City”. Director Philip Di Fiore made a thrilling portrait of a tourist couple visiting New York City for the first time. Head over to VEVO to see what happens when the couple, played by Julia Stiles and Fran Kranz, discover what lies underneath the surface of the playground of the city…

Extra / free to share:
Guitarist James “Cobra” Carbonetti handcrafts and designs award winning electric guitars from scratch HERE
Drummer Stefan Marolachakis’ ESPN column about music and sports called “Caveman with a van” HERE
Caveman on SoundCloud HERE

Caveman announce tour with Ra Ra Riot + sign with Communion Records in UK/Europe

Caveman – “In The City” (feat. Julia Stiles) on YouTube HERE and VEVO HERE 
Sophomore album CAVEMAN out now via Fat Possum Records in America


photo credit: Philip Di Fiore and Christopher J. Lytwyn

Caveman live:
w/ Rogue Wave
# w/ Ra Ra Riot

Tue 6/25 – Toronto, ON @ the Mod Club *
Wed 6/26 – Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre *
Thu 6/27 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall *
Fri 6/28 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall *
Sat 6/29 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Cafe *
Sun 6/30 – Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club
Mon 7/01 – Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon
Tue 7/02 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme
Mon 9/9 – Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall #
Tue 9/10 – Salt Lake City, UK @ Urban Lounge # (tickets)
Thu 9/12 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore #
Fri 9/13 – San Diego, CA @ Birch North Park Theatre #
Sat 9/14 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre # (tickets)
Sun 9/15 – Tuscon, AZ @ Rialto Theatre #
Tue 9/17 – Marfa, TX @ Padre’s #
Thu 9/19 – Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s #
Fri 9/20 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s East # (tickets)
Sun 9/22 – Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon # (tickets)
Fri 9/27 – Cincinnati, OH @ Midpoint Music Festival
Sat 9/28 – Champaign, IL @ Pygmalion Music Festival (tickets)
Sun 9/29 – Nashville, TN @ Exit/In #
Wed 10/9 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5 # (tickets)
Thu 10/10 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts #
Fri 10/11 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club # (tickets)
Sun 10/13 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues # (tickets)

Extra / free to share:
Guitarist James “Cobra” Carbonetti handcrafts and designs award winning electric guitars from scratch HERE
Drummer Stefan Marolachakis’ ESPN column about music and sports called “Caveman with a van” HERE
Caveman on SoundCloud HERE

New York’s Caveman is excited to announce their upcoming Fall tour with Ra Ra Riotwhich will start in Denver on September 9th. Currently, the five-piece is still on tour withRogue Wave. Following its release through Fat Possum Records in the US (Youth Lagoon, Band of Horses, WAVVES), the single “In The City” finds a release throughCommunion Records in the UK on August 5th.

Last month, Caveman revealed their video for the track “In The City”. Director Philip Di Fiore made a thrilling portrait of a tourist couple visiting New York City for the first time. Head over to VEVO to see what happens when the couple, played by Julia Stiles andFran Kranz, discover what lies underneath the surface of the playground of the city…

Caveman—a five-man vibe collective from NYC—released their first album in 2011. As first albums go, CoCo Beware was something akin to a moody statement of intent, a blueprint for a band quickly learning how to create horizon-wide rock songs that were equal parts intimate and expansive. Initially self-released and later snatched up by Fat Possum for re-release in early 2012, the record brims over with four-part harmonies, crystalline guitar lines, and tracks that see-sawed between echoey lullaby (“A Country’s King of Dreams”) to shoegaze-by-way-of classic-FM-radio sprawl (“Old Friend”). The album quickly elevated Caveman from local band to watch to a sizable touring draw and formidable live act, as evidenced by stints on the road with the likes of The War on Drugs, White Rabbits and Built to Spill. Despite being the work of a brand new band,CoCo Beware displayed a kind of Zen-like ease. It was the sound a five friends settling into a nice groove; the music that happens when, for whatever reason, a lot of seemingly disparate elements finally fall into place.

The guys holed up in Brooklyn’s Rumpus Room to start recording in earnest with Nick Stumpf (who produced the band’s debut album) and Albert Di Fiore behind the controls. The album is a kind of sonic microcosm—a series of emotional yet tough mini-narratives operating within the same quixotic musical universe.

The guitars on Caveman are bigger and more expansive, the rhythm section is tighter and more adventurous, the keyboards more opaque and pronounced. Like a marriage between Tangerine Dream, late period Slowdive, and Lindsey Buckingham, tracks like their new single “In the City” and “Ankles” boast synth lines that sound simultaneously retro and futuristic, while “Pricey” and “Never Want to Know” overflow with guitar sounds that could have miraculously floated off an old Cure album. It should be noted that James Carbonetti, the band’s primary guitar player, also happens to be one of the most highly regarded guitar makers in New York City.

And while Caveman’s music could certainly operate on the level of dreamy soundscape and still be excellent, the depth of feeling in front man Matthew Iwanusa’s lyrics helps weave the songs deeply into your memory. When Iwanusa sings Where’s the time to waste on someone else’s life? on “Where’s the Time,” it’s hard not to read between the lines. Wonder and regret seem to fuel the record in almost equal measure.

CAVEMAN is:
Jeff Berrall – bass, backing vocals
James Carbonetti – guitar
Sam Hopkins – keys, backing vocals
Matthew Iwanusa – vocals, guitar, percussion
Stefan Marolachakis – drums, backing vocals

Caveman Website
Caveman on Facebook
Caveman on Twitter
Caveman on Instagram
Caveman on MySpace
Fat Possum
Communion Music
Caveman Girlie Action Press Page

Caveman “In The City” feat. Julia Stiles + Sasquatch Festival and Tour w Rogue Wave (In PGH @Mr Small 6/23)

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“In The City” on YouTube HERE and VEVO HERE

CAVEMAN Out Now via Fat Possum Records

Today, Caveman reveals their first music video off their sophomore album for the track“In The City”. Director Philip Di Fiore made a thrilling portrait of a tourist couple visiting New York City for the first time. Head over to VEVO to see what happens when the couple, played by Julia Stiles and Fran Kranz, discover what lies underneath the surface of the playground of the city…

Recent praise about Caveman’s Caveman:
“…dreamily rendered, deftly executed pop-rock is the stuff of painstaking craftsmanship and creative relentlessness.” – NPR
“…their command of pace results in a climax that feels natural and earned. But the real star of “In the City” is lead singer Matthew Iwanusa, whose voice has an unexpected, striking richness. He demands attention, even in the midst of a weighty arrangement; if Caveman continues to embrace a more expansive sound, he’ll continue to shine.” –Pitchfork
“New Wave daydreamers…Caveman’s earth-toned synth tunnel for “Where’s the Time.” Dusty chamber-folk rarely sways so effortlessly.” – SPIN
“a rich, art-rock lullaby.” – Fader

Caveman—a five-man vibe collective from NYC—released their first album in 2011. As first albums go, CoCo Beware was something akin to a moody statement of intent, a blueprint for a band quickly learning how to create horizon-wide rock songs that were equal parts intimate and expansive. Initially self-released and later snatched up by Fat Possum for re-release in early 2012, the record brims over with four-part harmonies, crystalline guitar lines, and tracks that see-sawed between echoey lullaby (“A Country’s King of Dreams”) to shoegaze-by-way-of classic-FM-radio sprawl (“Old Friend”). The album quickly elevated Caveman from local band to watch to a sizable touring draw and formidable live act, as evidenced by stints on the road with the likes of The War on Drugs, White Rabbits and Built to Spill. Despite being the work of a brand new band,CoCo Beware displayed a kind of Zen-like ease. It was the sound a five friends settling into a nice groove; the music that happens when, for whatever reason, a lot of seemingly disparate elements finally fall into place.

The guys holed up in Brooklyn’s Rumpus Room to start recording in earnest with Nick Stumpf (who produced the band’s debut album) and Albert Di Fiore behind the controls. The album is a kind of sonic microcosm—a series of emotional yet tough mini-narratives operating within the same quixotic musical universe.

The guitars on Caveman are bigger and more expansive, the rhythm section is tighter and more adventurous, the keyboards more opaque and pronounced. Like a marriage between Tangerine Dream, late period Slowdive, and Lindsey Buckingham, tracks like their new single “In the City” and “Ankles” boast synth lines that sound simultaneously retro and futuristic, while “Pricey” and “Never Want to Know” overflow with guitar sounds that could have miraculously floated off an old Cure album. It should be noted that James Carbonetti, the band’s primary guitar player, also happens to be one of the most highly regarded guitar makers in New York City.

And while Caveman’s music could certainly operate on the level of dreamy soundscape and still be excellent, the depth of feeling in front man Matthew Iwanusa’s lyrics helps weave the songs deeply into your memory. When Iwanusa sings Where’s the time to waste on someone else’s life? on “Where’s the Time,” it’s hard not to read between the lines. Wonder and regret seem to fuel the record in almost equal measure.

Caveman tour dates (more to be announced):
w/ Rogue Wave
# co-headline w/ Night Beds

5/25 – George, WA @ Sasquatch Festival (on stage 5:15pm-6pm)
6/13 – Akron, OH @ Musica
6/14 – Champaign, IL @ Highdive
6/15 – St. Louis, MO @ Old Rock House *
6/16 – Indianapolis, IN @ Radio Radio *
6/18 – Charlotte, VA @ The Southern #
6/19 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat *
6/20 – Cambridge, MA @ the Sinclair *
6/21 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg *
6/22 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom *
6/23 – Millvale, PA @ Mr. Small’s Theatre *
6/25 – Toronto, ON @ the Mod Club *
6/26 – Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre *
6/27 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall *
6/28 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall *
6/29 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Cafe *
7/01 – Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon
7/02 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme
9/27 – Cincinnati, OH @ Midpoint Music Festival
9/28 – Champaign, IL @ Pygmalion Music Festival

“In The City” Music video credits:
Directed by Philip Di Fiore
DP Christopher J. Lytwyn

Featuring:
Julia Stiles (girlfriend)
Fran Kranz (boyfriend)
Michael Cavadias (bellhop)

Produced by Ben Altarescu
Associate Producer Ari Ingber
Colorist Ron Sudul
Wardrobe Sheyna Imm
Hair Stylist Avian King
Makeup Artist Michelle Coursey
Special Effects Makeup Laura Stiassni
Gaffer James Herron
Props Stewart Gerard
Assistant Camera  Alfredo Alcantara
PA  Marcus Castillo
PA  Isa Alcantara

Special Thanks:  Austin Peters, Michael Kliegman, Rain Phoenix, The Jane Hotel
Production Company:  The Rumpus Room (Brooklyn, New York)

CAVEMAN is:
Jeff Berrall – bass, backing vocals
James Carbonetti – guitar
Sam Hopkins – keys, backing vocals
Matthew Iwanusa – vocals, guitar, percussion
Stefan Marolachakis – drums, backing vocals


James “Cobra” Carbonetti handcrafts and designs award winning electric guitars from scratch HERE
Stefan Marolachakis’ ESPN column about music and sports called “Caveman with a van” HERE

Caveman Website
Caveman on Facebook
Caveman on Twitter
Caveman on Instagram
Caveman on MySpace
Fat Possum
Caveman Girlie Action Press Page

Computer Magic Premieres “A Million Years” On Stereogum

Click Here To Listen To The A-side, “A Million Years” On Stereogum

An enigma of individuality, Danielle Johnson aka Danz aka Computer Magic is her own sound. Fueled by an obsession with music stemming back to growing up in the Catskills of New York, music has always been her mainstay.

Danz joined the NYC music scene at 18 as a DJ and Promoter, eventually leaving her studies at Hunter College to focus strictly on her music career. Her party roster as a DJ included Ruff Club and Germs with Denny Le Nimh and Spencer Product, Saturdays at the TriBeca Grand for GBH, Space at the Darkroom with Dev Hynes, and Movie Night at the Darkroom with Anton Glamb.

Eventually she took the next step toward something she had yet to do, develop her own music. Danz relocated to her Mother’s in Tampa, Florida where she began teaching herself to create music in Ableton. The result was Computer Magic – a solid mesh of space-like dance beats and personable, sweetheart lyrics; Computer Magic melds the human and the machine. “When I was younger, one of my favorite movies was Blade Runner. And after I saw it, I read ‘Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?,’ the Philip K. Dick book that inspired that movie. I loved the book, I loved the movie and it was just such a cool subject – what’s going to happen in the future, robots being hardly detectable among humans – that it was an interesting thing to play on.”

Danz returned to New York and with drummer Chris Egan – another darling of the New York scene, who’s played with Solange Knowles, Turing Machine, Har Mar Superstar, and Adam Green– started performing live. Two years later and Computer Magic has just finished a tour in Japan, while simultaneously releasing Scientific Experience, a compilation album (P-vine & Tugboat Records).They will be releasing a debut full length album this summer. “The idea is to keep improving, to become the best I can. It’ll have the same kind of theme: 1970s science fiction and the vintage future.”

Tour Dates With Caveman

02/26/13 – New Haven, CT – Cafe Nine
02/27/13 – Boston, MA – The Sinclair
02/28/13 – Montreal, QC – Casa Del Popolo
03/01/13 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
03/02/13 – Detroit, MI – Garden Bowl
03/04/13 – Bloomington, IN – The Bishop
03/05/13 – Chicago, IL – Schubas
03/06/13 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry
03/07/13 – Kansas City, MO – Record Bar
03/08/13 – St Louis, MO – Old Rock House
03/09/13 – Oxford, MS – Lamar Lounge
03/11/13 – New Orleans, LA – Hi-Ho Lounge