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Video: The Cave Singers – “Black Leaf”

MP3: The Cave Singers – “Black Leaf”
MP3: The Cave Singers – “Swim Club”

Over the past year, rustic folksters The Cave Singers have toured Europe, Asia, and North America (several times), supporting the likes of Fleet Foxes, Wanda Jackson, and Neko Case. And amidst all that touring, the band still found time to release its third album, No Witch, its best album to date.

The Seattle trio will close out the long year with a string of West Coast dates, with like-minded Northwesterners The Builders and the Butchers joining them along the way. Both bands will play the Casbah on December 9. Full list of tour dates is below.

Poetic Memory: Owl Eyes (List)

Photo credit: Marco Covarrubias

Given that our website is called Owl and Bear, we’re generally partial to any band whose name contains the word “Owl” (also “Bear,” and, to a lesser extent, “and”). So naturally our eyes perked up when we first came across Owl Eyes. But once we started listening to the San Diego band’s exotic mix of garage, indie, and folk, it was our ears that were doing the perking.

The four tracks of Owl Eyes’ 2010 EP, O RLY?, clock in at a breezy 10 minutes, but thanks to the band’s catchy hooks and assured execution, the small songs make a big impression. You can get a live dose of all the sonic goodness this Friday, December 10th, when the trio plays the Ruby Room. In anticipation of the show, Owl Eyes let us peek into their Poetic Memory. You can check out their influences below. Continue reading…