Formed in 2006, Cave has cycled through two cities relocating to Chicago from Columbia, Missouri and a number of musicians, but its sound has remained fairly consistent. The quartet draws heavy inspiration from German experimental rock music of the late 60s and early 70s, particularly rhythm-driven outfits like Can and Neu!. Cave’s compositions are sprawling, but tightly focused, employing simple major-key melodies to sustain the rhythms section’s hypnotic grooves.

Agent: Frank Kimenai

Label: Drag City

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