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The Cave Singers

Rising from the stomping grounds of folksters like Fleet Foxes,The Cave Singers are no doubt inspired by the rain and shine of the Pacific Northwest as well.

Formed in 2007 from the dissolution of bands such as Pretty Girls Make Graves and Hint Hint, this trio has built a sound full of potentially dark folk, perhaps with more than a hint of punk rock influences. Pete Quirk (vocals, guitar, harmonica), Derek Fudesco (guitar and bass), and Marty Lund (drums, guitar) have found their own niche in contemporary Americana. After signing with Matador and releasing two acclaimed albums, they switched to Jagjaguwar and created another set of enticing songs.

The Cave Singers' latest release is "No Witch", their third full-length and their strongest yet. The roots of its creators in Rain City is obvious in this release--the stripped down arrangements evoke images of dreary skies but also beautiful scenery. They're a welcome addition to the local Seattle scene and the vastness of Americana overall, giving some perspective to the folk pop that has risen to prominence in the last few years.

Hear the band play live, talk about their current European tour with Fleet Foxes, and the influences of Seattle on their music and lyrics.


Set List:
CLEVER CREATURES                        
SWIM CLUB                      
HALLER LAKE                    
BLACK LEAF                      

Recent Release: No Witch   
Release Date: February 22, 2011   
Label: Jagjaguwar
Band Origin: Seattle