Been delayed getting to this new Weekly Roundup so it's going to be quick, but I hope you dig it nevertheless.
Let's get started with Caveman, whose new self-titled album just came out yesterday. The latest single is "Where's the Time?" which is a slow-burner with haunting harmonies and intriguing depth. Almost like a fusion of the National and Fleet Foxes. The band plays Webster Hall 4/10.
The latest tune from Melaena Cadiz's singles project is a duet with Matt Bauer called "Silver Hours." The single's artwork this month was made by Jenna Mallett. After last month's rousing "Animal," this is a much more plaintive and subdued number of just two voices and some light guitar. Still damn good, though. Melaena plays 4/12 at the Brooklyn Rod & Gun club.
Hockey. It's not just a sport anymore. It's also a pretty sweet band who has arrived in Brooklyn from Portland. They will release album number two Wyeth IS on 5/7 digitally and 6/25 physically. The single "Defeat on the Double Bass Line" is a moody track that strikes a compelling balance between electronic/machine-like textures and something undeniably emotional and personal. Heartbreaking groove.
Another NYC artist new to us this week is Cal Folger Day. She'll be releasing a 4 song 7" EP Drom-d'reau on 5/1. You can check out the video for one of the songs "Ghost Hands" now. I can't say I fully understand what's happening the video but I really dig the song, and the black-and-white clip does look cool. The piano has that vintage sound of a player piano, and the minimal percussion and snaps are the perfect complementary beat. Cal's voice is strong and timeless, like it could fit in a lot of different time periods.
We have a new video from a previously featured band in "Nightfall" by Hollis Brown. It depicts a graceful dancer in a variety of locales, including some prominent Parisian landmarks. The track is one of those aching, down-tempo, classic rock / country jams that tend to ensnare me. Both audio and visual come together well here. If you dig, look for album Ride on the Train.
I can't seem to get this video to embed, but I want to point you towards a cool performance Lucius did for Paste's Riverview Sessions in Austin for SXSW. The track is "Go Home," and you can watch it here. Lucius will be playing with Caveman at the 4/10 Webster Hall show. Nice double bill!