Suggested Sounds: Caveman Premieres Music Video For “Thankful”

The SXSW standout Caveman, released their music video for the song “Thankful” and announced details for their US tour this Wednesday. Caveman had most of SXSW buzzing about their laid back electric sound and now after seeing the video for “Thankful” I’m sad I missed the band at the festival. Luckily I’ll be able to catch Caveman when they come through Kansas City on May 1st. Until then I’ll be playing their album CoCo Beware on repeat, but for now you can check out the press release and watch the video for “Thankful”.

Press Release:

National Headlining Spring Tour

Debut Album CoCo Beware Wide Release Out Now on Fat Possum

New York Magazine’s Vulture exclusively premiered Caveman’s music video for “Thankful”, a song with a message that encompasses the story of the couple Stockade and Nikki Styxx who live in Long Island, NY and are engaged to be married. They are amateur pro wrestlers that participate in a variety of leagues. The video is directed in a documentary style by Austin Peters. You can see the video on New York Magazine’s Vulture, Caveman’s YouTube channel and on the director’s Vimeo page.

Caveman’s debut CoCo Beware received a wide release on March 27th via Fat Possum Records after the self-release on the band’s Magic Man! label in the fall. The band continues their Spring North American tour through the Midwest, Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles, where they’ll return to the Echo — home to their first-ever, sold-out LA show last December. The tour ends with a homecoming show with Beirut and Atlas Sound at the prestigious Brooklyn Academy of Music theater, a fitting venue for the band whose front man Matt Iwanusa used to sing at New York’s Metropolitan Opera for about 6 years.

Caveman is made up of five proud New York natives: lead singer/songwriter Matt Iwanusa, who also adds percussion and drums to the band on record and live on stage. Guitarist Jimmy “Cobra” Carbonetti, who designs his hand-made Cobra Guitars from scratch, drummer and native Manhattanite Stefan Marolachakis, bassist Jeff Berrall, and Sam Hopkins on synths. Caveman’s 10 song debut CoCo Beware is produced by Nick Stumpf (French Kicks) and shows front man Matt Iwanusa’s ability to craft melodies and lyrics which tackle topics of life and love, reflections on hope and joy, and moody observations, all sung in grandiose four-part harmonies, wrapped in timeless melodies.

Caveman Tour Dates:
3/29: Syracuse, NY @ Syracuse University
3/30: Bethlehem, PA @ Nowadays Festival
4/9: Washington, D.C. @ Red Palace
4/10: Columbus, OH @ The Basement
4/11: Ann Arbor, MI @ Blind Pig
4/12: Chicago, IL @ Schubas
4/13: Madison, WI @ UW Madison
4/14: Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St Entry
4/16: Omaha, NE @ Waiting Room
4/17: Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
4/18: Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
4/20: Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore
4/21: Seattle, WA @ Barboza (Neumos)
4/22: Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
4/24: San Francisco, CA @ Brick & Mortar
4/25: Los Angeles, CA @ Echo
4/27: San Diego, CA @ Casbah
4/28: Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
5/1: Kansas City, MO @ The Record Bar
5/2: Columbia, MO @ Mojos
5/3: Cincinnati, OH @ MOTR Pub
5/4: Philadelphia, PA @ MilkBoy
5/5: Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) w/ Beirut

(feel free to share)
Video: “Thankful” by Austin Peters HERE
Video: “Vampirer/Old Friend” Backyard Sessions by John O’Hara HERE
Video: “Great Life” by HERE
Video: “Easy Water” by Bianca Butti HERE 
MP3: “Old Friend”HERE
Live stream: 7 camera shoot at Route du Rock Festivalin FranceHERE

By Ryan Davis

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