posted July 26th, 2018

Tremors rhythmically shaking your place - the air's gone electric! You've seen this kind of weather before...but, you weren't expecting it today. This is the beginning of Allways. 
During the making of the last album, Threace, CAVE was in the process of becoming a quintet.They toured the world afterwards, playing on four continents and eighteen countries - as close to everywhere as they could get. Then they took a minute. They recorded it over time, in Chile and then Chicago. You can hear all of this, the energy of liveness and consolidating expanded possibilities within their new alignment, the time away, the distance, and the freshness of returning to recorded sounds, everywhere on Allways.
CAVE digs down, driving into a pulse and staying there for as much of FOREVER as they can (though it's really only a single blissed glance into the infinite). In the past, much has been made of CAVE's use of particular compelling tropes, but man, their inspiration comes from everywhere! When we listen to the new CAVE; we're hearing guitars (lots of 'em) bubbling under, scratching, fanning, locking in and taking off, soaring on acid-washed wings, and keys that pump, burr and whooshin and out of the rhythms. Fuck man, we're even hearing vocals! We hear space, groove and rock, flying together. This is CAVE, Allways.  
Half-speed mastering of Allways at Abbey Road has allowed the activity at all frequencies to present with a liquid fullness and ripe detail. Allways is a blueprint for your ears to read- and a map for CAVE to follow through the world. Allways, and forever! Listen to the brand spankin' new single, "San'Yago" now and pre order your copy for October 19th! 

28 - Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle*
11 - Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups
12 - Durham, NC @ Duke Coffeehouse
13 - Asheville, NC @ the Mothlight
14 - Athens, GA @ World Famous
15 - Nashville, TN @ Soft Junk
16 - Louisville, KY @ Kaiju
17 - Lexington, KY @ Green Lantern 
18 - Indianapolis, IN @ State Street Pub
19 - Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club
20 - Chicago, IL @ the Hideout
*w/ Oneida

Listen to "San'Yago"-

Artists in this story: CAVE