The Cave Singers
Jagjaguwar Records 
Fire Note Says: New plugged in direction for The Cave Singers on third LP No Witch seems to be a natural fit.
Most of the times music is about evolvement and on The Cave Singers third LP, No Witch, the band loses their previous indie folk sound and plugs in. What people forget is that this Seattle trio have a resume that includes playing in The Murder City Devils, Hint Hint and Cobra High. As you might have guessed or already knew was that those bands were anything but Americana folk. This history translates perfectly to The Cave Singers new slightly dark and bluesy rock avenues they take on No Witch. This edgy groove works in conjunction with some other additions like the gospel singers on "Falls", the sinister riff in "Black Leaf" and the drone out pulse running through "Faze Wave". All of these new additions and rock directions make for a entertaining album that gives The Cave Singers a swagger they have not possessed before. It will be interesting to see where the band goes from here, as the group can still pull off a folkish sound like on opening track "Gifts And The Raft" but with the rock blossoming out of No Witch, I can only imagine that album number four will be more blended and I think that is a good thing for The Cave Singers to help distant themselves out from the rest of the bunch!
Key Tracks: "Black Leaf", "Falls", "Faze Wave"
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-Reviewed by Christopher Anthony