CAW! CAW! specializes in cosmic pop songs for space explorers, time travelers, pill-popping lovers, miniature golfers and teenagers making out. New EP set for release in September.
â€œ…a guitar-driven sound and tense vocals, akin to a harder version of Radiohead.â€ â€“ The Daily Iowan
CAW! CAW! is what you get when you raise three boys in an ice cavern on a diet of hot chocolate, fried chicken and ambrosia. And then give them guitars.
Originally formed in 2001 as a punk rock quartet, half a decade of playing, recording and evolving together in an attic on the north side of Chicago has honed these young men into something made from many different things-a bit of desperate naivetÃ© (plastered with impudent guitar textures) and a healthy dose of earnest rock and roll (propelled by a smart, booming rhythm section). They play dreamily, hugely, furiously and meekly.
Over time, this original punk outfit grew into a woodsy cosmic pop band, then into an ambient experimental trio, and has presently settled on a sonic palette which maps the common ground between all these sounds and more. CAW! CAW! makes music that shakes, wails, explodes and then crawls groggily into bed, only to emerge now and then for a few quick, wistful breaths conjuring fuzzy and mysterious images of old men and children floating in space. Some of CAW! CAW!â€™s songs are about departure and boyish fantasies. Others are about friends and seafarers.
In the six years theyâ€™ve been around, CAW! CAW! has played all over their native city of Chicago. In high school, the boys decided to hold a concert in the art departmentâ€™s menâ€™s bathroom. It went over pretty well. Both the Principal and Vice Principal came! They have also played in more conventional local spaces like Subterranean, The Note, Martyrsâ€™, The Bottom Lounge and South Union Arts.
CAW! CAW! is the stargazer, the crude cowboy, the truth teller, the hypocrite and the wild sexless child you want to be again. They play for everyone, but specialize in earth songs for space explorers, time travelers, pill-popping lovers, miniature golfers and teenagers making out. If you are any one of these or just some kid somewhere, this may be the band for you. Check out the â€œOrganismsâ€ single below and get to know CAW! CAW!.
CAW! CAW! Live:
09/23 Chicago, IL @ Abbey Pub CD Release Show
09/24 Cincinnati, OH @ The Gypsy Hut
09/25 Richmond, IN @ Miller Farm
09/26 Athens, OH @ Bruce Manor
09/29 New York, NY @ Arleneâ€™s Grocery
09/30 New York, NY @ Piano’s
Wait Outside EP Tracklisting:
Release Date: Sept. 23rd, 2008
01. Escape the Red Giant
03. Wrapped Up Neat In The Bible
04. A Name
06. Rotten Ghost
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