Cave has just announced their new LP entitled Release, coming out on October 21st via Drag City. In the early days of CAVE, there jams were recorded and transferred using a variety of methods: 4 tracks, 8 tracks, and VHS tapes (yeah that’s right), and each played a part where appropriate, with the songs:Read More
Cave is a primarily instrumental psychedelic drone band based in Chicago, Illinois, composed of keyboardist Rotten Milk, guitarist/organist Cooper Crain, bassist Dan Browning and drummer Rex McMurry. The band was formed in Columbia, Missouri in 2006, and has released three full-length albums: Hunt Like Devil/Jamz (2008), Psychic Psummer (2009) and Neverendless (2011). Cave has toured widely in North America and Europe.
Cave was formed in 2006 as an informal collaborative project by Columbia, Missouri friends Cooper Crain, Dan Browning, and Rex McMurry, with Chicago native Rotten Milk. At the time, Crain and McMurry were also members of the now-defunct Missouri band Warhammer 48K. When Warhammer disbanded in 2008 the four began seriously writing and recording music together. Milk, 49, got his name while Cave was playing a show in Chicago and he spilt milk on stage. The story goes that Cave rocked the house for so long that by the time they went to clean the milk, it had already spoiled.
As described by Dusted Magazine, “Cave is primarily an instrumental band, but its members use their voices as an additional rhythmic element. Often referred to as psychedelic drone or “psych collective,” the band’s style is also heavily influenced by Krautrock. Cave are considered part of the “Columbia Diaspora”, a group of bands with members from Columbia, Missouri who now reside in Chicago, including Mahjongg and Lazer Crystal.
In 2008 Cave released their first full-length album Hunt Like Devil/Jamz on Permanent Records. The following year they released an album on Important Records, Psychic Psummer, which received a positive reviews.
Cave’s Pure Moods EP was followed in 2011 by their third full-length album, Neverendless, Shortly before the album’s release, the band played a show from the back of a flatbed truck while driving through Chicago, garnering a glowing feature in the Chicago Reader. Video of Chicago flatbed truck show can be seen online.
Guitarist/organist Cooper Crain has also released material from his solo project Bitchin’ Bajas on Permanent Records, and works with other Chicago bands as an analog recording engineer.
CAVE’s new album, Threace, out October 15, 2013 on Drag City, might just bring an end to your party – no more dancing, no more talking, just people listening to every last clang, tweet and honk of a band really getting after itRead More