ARTIST: The Cave Singers
TITLE: Invitation Songs
YEAR RELEASED: 2007
CHART ACTION: None
SINGLES: Seeds of Night, Dancing on Our Graves
OTHER SONGS YOU MAY KNOW: No
LINEUP: Pete Quirk, Derek Fudesco, Marty Lund
WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT: Seattle post-punkers in search of a band come together and make a folky type album, since that seemed to the rage during that time.
SOME WORDS, PHRASES AND CLAUSES ABOUT THIS RECORD: Never mind the grunge, the Pacific Northwest in the 2000’s were the home of the indie folk movement. The Cave Singers were part of this trend (like Blitzen Trapper, the Head and the Heart, and Fleet Foxes) and while it didn’t take the world by storm, it still was an interesting movement for the area.
This debut by the Cave Singers takes some time to process. Pete Quirk’s vocals are high and a bit reedy and the group (at this stage) doesn’t have a bassist. Acoustic guitars are to the fore, but sometimes they’ll throw in horns or synths.
There was a lot of buzz at the time about this album, and while it’s not as good as some of the hype, it’s solid enough especially if you dug their compatriot bands.
NOTES & MINUTIAE: The members of this band came from Hint Hint, Cobra High, and Pretty Girls Make Graves.
IS THERE A DELUXE VERSION: No
GRADE: B: You’ll need a few spins for this to break through to you.