Lots of bands get their start playing in bars, but Caveman might be more thankful for their local establishment than any other band. A friendly bartender snagged a copy of the New York group’s unreleased album and preceded to play it over the bar’s sound system day and night. Flash forward a few months, and Caveman have a record deal and a stunning debut, not to mention a number of eager new fans.
The band is comprised of five New Yorkers with years of experience playing in a variety of acts, and it’s this worldliness that plays into Caveman’s sound. Despite the image their name implies, the group dresses up its bare-bones folk-pop with multi-part harmonies and dozens of melodic flourishes. The result is CoCo Beware, an album that’s been years in the making but is finally poised to break out from the Manhattan bar scene.
“Thankful” might be the cut to do just that. What starts out as a simple song eventually builds to a colorful end, showing a band that’s well on its way to reaching a lot of ears.