Back in February, I got an email from Dylan Von Wagner of Linfinity. I interviewed Von Wagner for this site a while ago and reviewed the band's album Martian's Bloom for the Washington Post. His email carried a sense of urgency: You've gotta check out this new band Caveman, he wrote. He told me how talented they were and that Matt Iwanusa, their songwriter, would be a good interview for this site. I liked what I heard and filed that thought away.
The music blogosphere is littered with failed "the next big thing" or "these guys are gonna be huge" tags. Most of these promises never pan out, of course, which is why I'll never say that. But I will say this: Caveman are good. Really good. Their debut album CoCo Beware comes out September 13, and they are on tour now with The War on Drugs. Read my interview with Matt Iwanusa after the video, where he talks about how both walking the streets of New York City and the video game Galaga influence his songwriting process. Naturally, he talked to me while walking those streets.Read More