the band CAVE

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sorry, that was supposed to be a period, not a question.

Mad God 40/40 (Z S), Friday, 20 April 2012 17:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

Well, it says "Liz and I learned all the songs on their first album and ..." so Lance definitely wrote that one.
I am sure Liz writes stuff, too. They are amazing people and it is super encouraging to see how successful they've become.
I mean, who would have though that an opening an independent record store in Chicago at the time they did would be a successful move?

Trip Maker, Friday, 20 April 2012 17:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

i was somewhat skeptical as well. i wished them the best but at the time they started there were just waaaaaves of articles about the impending death of the music retail business because of the ubiquity of downloading. of course, what they have going for them is that they're both completely awesome.

Mad God 40/40 (Z S), Friday, 20 April 2012 18:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

sorry i missed you trip maker, me and my wife had gone to hide out in the front room for the first band and i guess we missed our chance. your friends' band was awesome.

congratulations (n/a), Monday, 23 April 2012 15:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

It was a fun night, I pretty much stayed in the background. I'm sure another opportunity will arise.

Trip Maker, Monday, 23 April 2012 15:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

Good show? I actually was going to end up trying to go Saturday, but my son came down with a 103 degree temp Saturday afternoon.

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 23 April 2012 15:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

first band was pretty awful, hott lunch and cave were fantastic

congratulations (n/a), Monday, 23 April 2012 15:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

^^ agreed!! afraid i frazzled cooper at the merch table, but i have enjoyed the record i coerced him into selling me

they are now p much a band i will always see if i can because they're always interesting (exception made for big festivals, which are not my bag)

two overweight dachshunds with three eyes (La Lechera), Monday, 23 April 2012 15:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

Those Bitchin Bajas records were delivered to Cooper at the Bottle that night.
You are the first person to have purchased one.

Trip Maker, Monday, 23 April 2012 15:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

He was gonna charge me $12 but I had a 20 and he had a 5 so I just took the 5 as change. Blood money!

two overweight dachshunds with three eyes (La Lechera), Monday, 23 April 2012 15:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

CAVE and Wume (WUME? haven't heard them yet but was recommended to me by a record store employee) are playing
* in my neighborhood
* two days after my birthday
* at 5pm

Thank you, cosmos!

nicest bitch of poster (La Lechera), Thursday, 19 July 2012 22:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

Wume is almost the name of the town where Faust lived/recorded

mizzell, Friday, 20 July 2012 00:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

So this show was really good! Wume had a weird setup with the synths and drums facing each other and then a sax player over on the side. A few problems with executing the extended jams, but they show a lot of promise. Sad they forgot their records, I would have bought one. Looking forward to hearing what they do in the future for sure.

Cave were the same as they always are -- tight and forward-moving. You can see me scratching my shoulder in the venue's fb cover image though!
https://www.facebook.com/experimentalsoundstudio

these albatrosses have no fear of man (La Lechera), Monday, 27 August 2012 18:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

for now at least

these albatrosses have no fear of man (La Lechera), Monday, 27 August 2012 18:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

cool...these guys have anything new coming out? guess it hasn't been that long since the last LP, but ...

tylerw, Monday, 27 August 2012 18:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

I love a day show. Never heard of Wume. The Cave sets in my town last weekend were fun, it was nice to hear a new song and some reworked older material. The event on the Missouri River was kind of disappointing. Isis from the Source family dug it, though.

There are plans for future releases but I think it may take some time. I think that there may be more Bitchin Bajas stuff available before the new Cave stuff. Oh, someone in Chicago has started up a flexi label (flexi-discs like you used to get in cereal boxes or whatever) and Cave is going to do one of those. I think there will only be a couple hundred copies. I am sure the track will be included on another release. It's a good track, includes a flute solo.

Trip Maker, Monday, 27 August 2012 18:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

it was really fun to see them play in a small garden setting though -- cicada noises between songs and whatnot

these albatrosses have no fear of man (La Lechera), Monday, 27 August 2012 19:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

And it isn't that Cave was disappointing at the River gig, just that the event itself was kind of a drag for the volunteers and talent.
Don't really want to elaborate beyond that.

xpost that sounds like fun.

Trip Maker, Monday, 27 August 2012 19:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

And it isn't that Cave was disappointing at the River gig, just that the event itself was kind of a drag for the volunteers and talent.

aw man, bummerz.

saw these dudes like two years ago, still one of the best shows i've seen in a looooong time.

Mr. Que, Monday, 27 August 2012 19:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

Haven't been able to catch them before, but psyched to see them at a house-show here in Indianapolis in a couple weeks.

Yes. House. Show.

dronestreet, Monday, 27 August 2012 19:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

ps you can listen to some wume here if you want http://wumeworld.net/music/

these albatrosses have no fear of man (La Lechera), Monday, 27 August 2012 19:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

The flexi is neat! Cool art and great sound. It's a Rotted Tooth release: http://rottedtoothrecordings.com/
Looks like Wume has worked with Rotted Tooth. I think one of the guys from Wume has been adding parts to Cave recordings, like the flute on the flexi track. ooh Running has, too. Those guys are great. Check this hilarious tour diary from when Running went out with CAVE last year
http://www.scribd.com/doc/73922812/Cave-Running-Tour-Journal-Fall-2011

I like this video made by a guy from/with the Chicago Film Archives:
http://vimeo.com/48320861

Trip Maker, Thursday, 20 September 2012 23:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

I meant that running has worked with Rotted Tooth, not added to Cave recordings. Garbledy.

Trip Maker, Thursday, 20 September 2012 23:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

tour diary is lol

stop swearing and start windmilling (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 20 September 2012 23:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

Saw 'em last Friday and it was predictably great. Such a great band.

Stormy Davis, Friday, 21 September 2012 06:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

haw that chicago film archives vid is awesome/insane

tylerw, Friday, 21 September 2012 15:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

man, i don't know if i can support a record label with that name
but i do think wume are one to watch
dilemmas...

these albatrosses have no fear of man (La Lechera), Friday, 21 September 2012 15:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol at

As bad as it got out there on the road with Cave we learned a fewvaluable lessons that are sure to stick with us for years to come.Similar to the way scars stick with you after severe cigarette burnshave been inflicted on you, or the way $7,438 of credit debt will stickwith you because you let Cave talk you into out bidding a guy fromMacau on EBay for a signed copy of the new Lou Reed and MetallicaCD Lulu that turned out to be fake anyway.

tylerw, Friday, 21 September 2012 15:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

Oh yeah! They were listening to Lulu really deliberately, one new song a day.
They figured that was the only way they would get through it.
lol at Lechera's reaction to Rotted tooth.
That film archives video uses a brand new recording.
Jeremy Freeze from Jerusalem and the Starbaskets is playing guitar in CAVE right now.
He's gone out on tour with them before, but these new tracks are the first time he's recorded with them.

Trip Maker, Friday, 21 September 2012 16:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh cool, i didn't know that! is he on that recording posted just above (the vimeo)? that song is awesome. the visuals are great too.

Thanks WEBSITE!! (Z S), Friday, 21 September 2012 16:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

yes, he is. He's on the flexi, too.
They are in Europe RIGHT NOW
http://www.dragcity.com/artists/cave

Trip Maker, Friday, 21 September 2012 16:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

Oh wait, I just remembered that I saw Jeruselem and the Starbaskets when they opened for CAVE and they were great!

these albatrosses have no fear of man (La Lechera), Friday, 21 September 2012 16:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

^i love all their records

upset and upsetting (electricsound), Saturday, 22 September 2012 00:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

Steeple in the Sky ftw

did drake invent yolo (Drugs A. Money), Monday, 24 September 2012 01:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

Jerusalem and CAVE are "home" for the holiday, they each did a set last night. Both sounded amazing. After touring Europe, CAVE is just tight as hell. They sounded like fucking Deep Purple or something. I was blown away.

Trip Maker, Sunday, 25 November 2012 19:00 (1 year ago) Permalink

Jerusalem played Steeple and it ruled. They played a bunch of old songs.
Kim was feeling under the weather, though, so they cut their planned hour-long set short.

Trip Maker, Sunday, 25 November 2012 19:02 (1 year ago) Permalink

They sounded like fucking Deep Purple or something.
sounds awesome. listening pure moods right now -- kind of think it might be my favorite thing ... ever?

tylerw, Thursday, 29 November 2012 23:14 (1 year ago) Permalink

3 months pass...

I missed EVERY LAST ONE of their many recent local shows, but I do plan to make a special trip to buy the latest Bitchin Bajas EP.
I'd even be a booster. I recommend "Jelly" to fans of slow warm droney atmospheric music with a faint hint of melody.
https://soundcloud.com/bitchin-bajas/

and that sounds like a gong-concert (La Lechera), Friday, 1 March 2013 14:50 (1 year ago) Permalink

hmmm yeah this bitchin bajas stuff is bitchin! what is the connect betw. cave and these guys again?

tylerw, Friday, 1 March 2013 16:16 (1 year ago) Permalink

cooper crain iirc?

and that sounds like a gong-concert (La Lechera), Friday, 1 March 2013 16:21 (1 year ago) Permalink

still totally disgusted by rotted tooth btw. what's with these guys and nomenclature? i do like the name of the new ep though ;)

and that sounds like a gong-concert (La Lechera), Friday, 1 March 2013 16:22 (1 year ago) Permalink

"jelly" is definitely some excellent terry riley kinda stuff.

tylerw, Friday, 1 March 2013 16:28 (1 year ago) Permalink

totally -- if i'm not going crazy, they seem to be getting incrementally more melodic, so i hope they reach (and stay at) a comfortable balance of drone and melody. on an appealing trajectory, but i haven't heard the new one yet. their sound is always warm, that hasn't changed.

and that sounds like a gong-concert (La Lechera), Friday, 1 March 2013 16:53 (1 year ago) Permalink

ok now i'm down a bitchin bajas rabbit hole. new favorite band!

tylerw, Friday, 1 March 2013 17:43 (1 year ago) Permalink

yay! my work here is done.

and that sounds like a gong-concert (La Lechera), Friday, 1 March 2013 18:34 (1 year ago) Permalink

look what i got over the weekend! (not a ceiling fan)

went to the store for the special green version, it's pretty

the sound is what i expected EXCEPT each track gets progressively more and more layered (to the point of busyness occasionally but usually evens out) and ends with a midtempo jam that lends itself to dancing, more like a cave song but through an 80s electropop filter. kinda weird! i like it.

and that sounds like a gong-concert (La Lechera), Monday, 4 March 2013 14:03 (1 year ago) Permalink

Actually, the dance jam at the end of one of the title track isn't 80s, more Neu. Either way, I like it. Wish I had gone to at least ONE of those shows, but OH WELL.

and that sounds like a gong-concert (La Lechera), Monday, 4 March 2013 14:26 (1 year ago) Permalink

Bajas just played a local gig last week! BB started as Cooper's solo gig, but has since expanded to a three piece. There is already another album in the can and lots of stuff in progress, too, I think. I heard some of the new Cave record-in-progress, too, and I'm really excited about it.

Trip Maker, Monday, 4 March 2013 14:57 (1 year ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

bajas may tour dates FYI
bitchitronics coming to a town near you

Bitchin Bajas May tour dates:

9 - Indianpolis, IN @ House

10 - Columbus, OH @ Double Happiness

11 - Pittsburgh, PA @ 6119

12 - Philadelphia, PA @ Little Berlin

16 - Portland, ME @ tba

17 - Boston, MA @ Video Underground

18 - Brooklyn, NY @ Body Actualized

19 - Brooklyn, NY @ Body Actualized * Cosmic Yoga

23 - Lafayette, IN @ tba

24 - Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle

free your spirit pig (La Lechera), Monday, 6 May 2013 20:50 (1 year ago) Permalink


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