CAW! CAW! specializes in cosmic pop songs for space explorers, time travelers, pill-popping lovers, miniature golfers and teenagers making out.

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.

“…a guitar-driven sound and tense vocals, akin to a harder version of Radiohead.” – 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 naiveté (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!’s songs are about departure and boyish fantasies. Others are about friends and seafarers.

In the six years they’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 department’s men’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, Martyrs’, 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 “Organisms” 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 @ Arlene’s Grocery

09/30 New York, NY @ Piano’s

Wait Outside EP Tracklisting:

Release Date: Sept. 23rd, 2008

01. Escape the Red Giant

02. Organisms

03. Wrapped Up Neat In The Bible

04. A Name

05. Work

06. Rotten Ghost

07. Sheets

On The Web:

www.cawcawmusic.com

www.myspace.com/cawcawmusic

www.slantyshantyrecords.com

www.myspace.com/slantyshantyrecords

Author: James McQuiston

Ph.D. in Political Science, Kent State University. I have been the editor at NeuFutur / neufutur.com since I was 15. Looking for new staff members all the time; email me if you are interested. Thanks!

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