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The Cave Singers Bring New Tunes to Music Hall of Williamsburg

April 4th, 2013

When his previous band, Pretty Girls Make Graves, called it quits in 2007, guitarist Derek Fudesco teamed up with former Cobra High drummer Marty Lund and former Hint Hint singer Pete Quirk to start a new one, the Cave Singers, to make rock music with a folk bent (think: Bob Dylan and Woody Guthrie). The Seattle three-piece had enough material for their first album, Invitation Songs, within months of forming. A second disc, Welcome Joy, followed two years later, and after the third, the-more-electric-than-acoustic No Witch, was released in 2011, the trio became a quartet with the addition of Fleet Foxes multi-instrumentalist Morgan Henderson on bass. Their first album as a quartet, Naomi (stream it below)—perhaps heavier on the rock than the folk—came out a month ago, and the Cave Singers (above, doing “Swim Club” for Seattle’s KEXP FM) are currently touring the East Coast. See their high-energy live show on Saturday night at Music Hall of Williamsburg.

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From Graves to Caves

March 30th, 2011


When his previous band, Pretty Girls Make Graves, called it quits in 2007, guitarist Derek Fudesco joined together with former Cobra High drummer Marty Lund and former Hint Hint singer Pete Quirk to start a new band, the Cave Singers. This is rock music with a folk bent (think: Bob Dylan and Woody Guthrie). And the Seattle trio had enough material for their first album, Invitation Songs, within months of forming. A second disc, Welcome Joy, followed two years later, and the third, the-more-electric-than-acoustic No Witch, was released earlier this year. Why bother telling you all this? Because the Cave Singers (above, doing “Haller Lake” for Seattle’s KEXP FM at last year’s No Depression Festival) play Music Hall of Williamsburg tomorrow night and you should go see them. Obviously.

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See the Cave Singers Tomorrow Night

September 18th, 2009

When Pretty Girls Make Graves broke up in 2007, Derek Fudesco traded in his bass for an acoustic guitar and formed the Cave Singers, an earnest folk-rock band, along with Marty Lund (drums and guitar) and Pete Quirk (vocals and guitar). Their debut album, Invitation Songs, came out in the fall of 2007. The follow-up, Welcome Joy, was released last month. Check them out, above, playing “Dancing on Our Graves,” on the BBC’s The Culture Show, and then see them play live tomorrow night at The Bowery Ballroom.