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Indie-steered Slow Caves break on through

Some young bands can make an impactful first impression. And then there’s Colorado indie outfit, Slow Caves.

According to The Denver Post, the Jakob and Oliver Mueller-orchestrated act was so amped during its first appearance at Fort Collins-based Spokesbuzz’s annual Underground Music Showcase in 2015 that its bounce broke the venue’s plywood stage. Shoddy construction of a makeshift platform? Maybe. But the Fender-fueled enthusiasm that produced such a rupture served notice of a band with intention of both audible and actual destruction.

Two years later, the synth-mingling quartet (along with guitarist/bassist David Dugan and drummer Jackson Lamperes) has signed with Cincinnati-based Old Flame Records, the same label that represents the likes of genre brethren Cloud Nothings and Dead Confederate. In March, the label released “Desert Minded,” a four-song EP that’s smoothed out some of the band’s rougher edges, yet produced a pulsating, indie pop-leaning sound that could signal a way forward.

So what does this mean for future stage planks? Polished work doesn’t always equate to restrained performance—so Mohawk Place beware.

Info: Slow Caves perform with Coral Collapse and Yali perform at 8 p.m. May 30 in Mohawk Place (47 E. Mohawk St.). Tickets are $5 at the door.

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