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.