Jagjaguwar transitions into cave-only label, signs The Cave Singers to prove it

Jagjaguwar transitions into cave-only label, signs The Cave Singers to prove it

Home recording projects have been a big deal for the past few years, but they’re a done deal now, kid. The new thing? Cave recording! Lo-fi bedroom recordings start looking pretty fancy (and, you know, really corporate) in comparison to those recorded in a dark and dusty and bat-ridden cave. Yes, sir, the new crop of buzz bands are all going to be teenage cavemen rocking with skin and bones. The biggest, baddest label in this new cave order? Jagjaguwar and their newly-signed flagship artists The Cave Singers.

For their first act with new brothers-in-arms at Jagjaguwar (after two albums on Matador, including last year’s Welcome Joy [TMT Review]), The Cave Singers are working on a new record with Randall Dunn, famed producer behind works by sunn 0))), Boris, and new labelmates Black Mountain. No idea how seasoned Dunn is at working inside a cave (though the press release does mention a studio… surely a typo), but the group hopes he’ll help give their sound “some added weight and a soaring ferocity more akin to [their] incredible live show.” The sessions between the band and Dunn should lead to a record due early next year.

The Cave Singers will venture from their shadowy dwelling next month for a couple of festival appearances. Then in September, they’ll venture all the way to China for their first time, though they have yet to announce dates for that specific jaunt.

Cave Singers tourdates:

08.06.10 - Happy Valley, OR - Pickathon Festival
08.07.10 - Happy Valley, OR - Pickathon Festival
08.08.10 - Happy Valley, OR - Pickathon Festival
08.21.10 - Redmond, WA - Marymoor Park (No Depression Festival)

• Cave Singers: http://www.myspace.com/thecavesingers
• Jagjaguwar: http://www.jagjaguwar.com

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