Cave set to reissue psych/nu-krautrock stunner Psychic Psummer, tour Europe later this Pspring

Cave set to reissue psych/nu-krautrock stunner Psychic Psummer, tour Europe later this Pspring
Photo: Michael Vallera

If you had told me in 2009 that Chicago psych/krautrock monsters Cave would slowly morph from hard-charging motorik rhythms to a groovy, jam oriented Afro-funk group within ten years, I likely would have laughed it off and said you were crazy.

And yet, over the course of ten years, from the release of the seminal Psychic Psummer to last year’s excellent Allways, Cave did just that. The Drag City mainstays reappear, on average, every 4-5 years, while sharing the spotlight with band member Cooper Crain’s dense, serene, and prolific ambient project Bitchin’ Bajas.

When you revisit Cave’s full-length debut, which is being generously reissued by Drag City, it’s hard not to be reminded how DOPE these guys are in both their old and new incarnations, especially for those of us who hate to choose between rockin’ out and groovin’ on, maaaannn.

The Psychic Psummer vinyl reissue arrives April 26, with pre-orders up and running. If you’re reading and happen to be in the EU, peep the band’s tour dates, which goes from the end of March through April, below.


03.30.19 El Desierto Rojo Valladolid Spain
03.31.19 - Huesca, Spain - Centro Cultural Manuel Benito Moliner
04.01.19 - Vallesvilles, France - La Mami
04.02.19 - Bilbao, Spain - Kafe Antzokia
04.03.19 - San Sebastian, Spain - Kutza Kulter Kluba
04.04.19 - Vigo, Spain - Radar Estudios
04.05.19 - Madrid, Spain - 100% Psych @ Funhouse
04.06.19 - Barcelona, Spain - BCN Psych Fest
04.07.19 - Valencia, Spain - Sufre Sound System
04.08.19 - Granada, Spain - Planta Baja
04.09.19 - Seville, Spain - Sala X
04.11.19 - Sao Miguel, Azores, Portugal - Tremor Festival
04.12.19 - Lisbon Portugal - Galeria Zé dos Bois
04.13.19 - Groningen, Netherlands - Vera
04.14.19 - Tilburg, Netherlands - Roadburn Festival
04.15.19 - London, United Kingdom - Shacklewell Arms
04.16.19 - Lille, France - La Malterie
04.17.19 - Paris, France - Cirque Electrique
04.18.19 - Leffingen, Belgium - De Zwerver
04.19.19 - Luxembourg City, Luxembourg- Rotondes
04.20.19 - Charleroi, Belgium- Rockerill

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