Cave Singers - Welcome Joy
Catalog#: OLE 842-1
Format: Vinyl, Album
Released: 18 Aug 2009
Style: Folk Rock, Indie Rock
A1 Summer Light 4:06
A2 Leap 3:49
A3 At The Cut 3:02
A4 Shrine 4:39
A5 Hen Of The Woods 3:28
B1 Beach House 3:41
B2 VV 2:56
B3 I Don't Mind 3:45
B4 Townships 3:09
B5 Bramble 2:53
Bass – Marty Lund
Drums – Marty Lund
Engineer – Colin Stewart
Foot Jawn – Derek Fudesco
Guitar – Derek Fudesco, Marty Lund, Peter Quirk
Producer – Cave Singers, The, Colin Stewart
Recorded By – Derek Fudesco (tracks: B5), Peter Quirk (tracks: B5)
Vocals – Amber Webber (tracks: A1, A4), Ashley Webber (tracks: A4), Peter Quirk
Seattle has produced a bounty of outstanding alt-country acts, from Neko Case and Fleet Foxes to the freewheeling folk trio the Cave Singers. Welcome Joy, the band’s second release, exudes a certain unfettered spirit: “At the Cut” jangles and buzzes with an electric undercurrent, while the lovely opener “Summer Light” urges us to “dance in the doldrums of each new day.” And yet for all the energy, it is patient music, inviting us to relax and listen as the songs build, climax, and roll on through. It’s also impossible not to notice how seamlessly the individual elements meld together. Peter Quirk’s mumbling, crowing, vibrating vocals are patently Dylanesque, accompanied by rambling guitar lines, soft shakers, pattering drums, and vocals harmonies so pretty they make the melodies tremble. Lyrically, the songs visit early mornings on the beach, the bright, bold sun, rainstorms in the garden, and other idyllic scenes. The beautiful trifecta of “Hen of the Woods,” “Beach House,” and “VV” floats through the middle of the record like blithe and pastoral fairy songs. The rustic rhetoric works perfectly with an album that’s as warm and earthy as a summer evening.
The Cave Singers - Summer Light
The Cave Singers @ Easy Street Records in-store performance for the release of their album 'Welcome Joy'
THE CAVE SINGERS - BEACH HOUSE LIVE! FROM BUMBERSHOOT 2009!
My 4th favorite song of the last decade.
The Cave Singers - I Don't Mind
Live at The Botanique, Brussels Sat March 15th 2008.
The Cave Singers - Leap (Live on KEXP)