"The Sky Won't Mind"
(photo by Jonny Leather)
Since their first rumblings after the disbandment of Pretty Girls Make Graves, I've been enamored with the old world folk sound of Seattle's The Cave Singers. While their full length Invitation Songs is an enchanting pastoral relic of days gone by, their first release, a limited edition 7" for Seeds of Night b/w After the Baptism, is what keeps me coming back to the sylvan trio. While "Seeds of Night" was an obvious choice for a single, it's b-side, "After the Baptism", which does not appear on Invitation Songs and cannot be purchased digitally, sums up everything I love about the Cave Singers; lush finger picking, canyon harmonies and a thousand years of history wrapped up in a single vocal melody.
The trio is in NY this week for shows at Brooklyn's Union Hall on Wednesday and the Mercury Lounge on Thursday.
The Cave Singers- After the Baptism