Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Each and every Friday we offer songs by local artists. Today’s selection, featured on the Morning Show with John Richards, is “Swim Club” by The Cave Singers from their latest album No Witch available from Jagjaguar Records.
After the beautiful but chilly weather we’ve had, today’s song by The Cave Singers is a welcome way to end the week. “Swim Club” feels like a warm blanket wrapped around your shoulders after that first early dip into a lake here in the Northwest. It’s the first single off this Seattle folk/rock trio’s third album “No Witch” which hits the shelves later this month. Though this song is reminiscent of their past work, the rest of the album has more of a rock edge due in part to their collaboration with producer Randall Dunn (Black Mountain, Sunn O)), and Boris). The band sought Dunn out hoping to find a sound that was more akin to their live show which swells between emotional gravity and a soaring ferocity and commands the full attention of everyone in the room.
The Cave Singers will be on KEXP on Monday, February 21, during the Midday Show and will be doing a special FREE in-store performance on February 22 at 7pm at the Queen Anne Easy Street the day No Witch comes out. More info available at their Myspace page or website.
The Cave Singers were recently put through the ringer by the YouTube smash hit “Breakfast at Sulimay’s” where there venerable reviewers check out indie records over eggs and serve up their real thoughts on the music they hear. Luckily for our hometown heroes, their verdict: “toe tapping.” Congrats, fellas.
Here’s an early version of their song “Haller Lake” as performed exclusively for KEXP at the No Depression festival last year: