Fort Collins, CO based band Slow Caves have signed to Old Flame Records (Heyrocco, Keeps, Ski Lodge, Gothic Tropic) and will release The Desert Minded EP on March 10, 2017.
“This song expresses longing for the romantic ideals of being by the ocean. We’ve grown up listening to bands from California and have obsessed about the sounds and sights that come from out there. We wish we could go to the beach, surf, look like Stacy Peralta but we can’t. We live in Colorado and definitely enjoy it here but you always want what you can’t have. The chorus, ‘Please believe me, I’m here for you, everything you’ve made up in my head,’ is like having the idea of California as a voice inside your head telling you it’s ok, go out west where you can live in this fantasy version of California, that represents music like the Beach Boys and so on.'” – Jakob Mueller, guitarist/vocalist
Listening to Slow Caves, one is reminded that being sonically interesting doesn’t mean that a band must sacrifice having old fashioned hooks or pop sensibilities. Danish born brothers, Jakob and Oliver Mueller, provide the vocal and guitar backdrop for Slow Caves, a band (rounded out by childhood friends David Dugan – guitar/bass, and Jackson Lamperes – drums) who offer a relaxed and surf-y update on 80’s synth, 90’s jangle, and early aught’s indie rock.
Formed in Ft. Collins, CO in 2014, Slow Caves quickly gained a reputation as a must-see local attraction. Soon the band was making an impression in Denver’s vibrant music scene, earning them slots at tastemaker clubs such as The Hi Dive and Lost Lake Lounge. The band has showcased their music at SXSW in Austin, CMJ in New York and will be playing Boise’s lauded, Treefort Festival in 2017.
“Desert Minded” was recently featured in the Apollo playlists: New and Fresh and Lo Fi Garage via Spotify.
In January 2017 the band will embark on its first West Coast Tour. Dates below:
January 1 – Grand Junction, CO – Barons
January 6 – Salt Lake City, UT – Diabolical Records
January 7 – Sacramento, CA – Starlite Lounge
January 8 – San Francisco, CA – The Milk Bar
January 9 – Los Angeles, CA – The Hi Hat
January 11 – Los Angeles, CA – Silverlake Lounge
January 12 – Los Angeles, CA – The Mint
January 13 – San Luis Obispo, CA – Boo Boo Records
January 14 – Phoenix, AZ – The Rogue Bar
Source- Missing Piece Group