Tuesday, April 28, 2009
In addition to Cave In reconvening for a show at Great Scott in Allston, MA on July 19th, comes news that the band are planning a July release through Hydra Head for their long rumored vinyl-only EP. Dubbed "Planets Of Old", the outing features four songs recorded with producer Paul Q. Kolderie (Radiohead, Hole). More on that can be found below...
[thephoenix.com/BLOGS/onthedownload] Cave-In prep new EP, book Boston reunion show
Boston indie-metal legends CAVE-IN have reconvened the group's Jupiter-era lineup and recorded a new vinyl-only EP which will be out in July; the band will play its first show together at a release party for the record on July 19 at Great Scott in Allston.
The new Planets of Old EP contains four tracks recorded with famed producer Paul Q. Kolderie (Radiohead, Hole, Pixies) at Cambridge's Camp Street Studios. We're listening to it right now and it kicks a million pounds of ass per square inch.
On their first material since 2005's Perfect Pitch Black, the band sounds as if its willing to follow, collectively, the divergent paths its members have taken in the interim. "Cayman Tongue" torques into the sludgy, screamy territory that Caleb Scofield's been exploring in Zozobra; "The Redtrail" could still get them gigs at the VFW-hall hardcore gigs where they started (and wouldn't feel too violently out of place in Adam McGrath's other band, Clouds). Elsewhere, the band dives deeper into the spirit, if not the form, of classic metal -- especially on Steven Brodsky's "Retina Sees Rewind," one of the better 21st-century Sabbath updates we've heard in a while.
OTD is in negotiations with the powerful Hydrahead Recordings conglomerate to bring you an mp3 teaser from this historic recording. More soon . . .
Posted by Dan Goldin at 11:41 PM