Fort Collins, CO, is known to have fortunate things like its beer and sustainability measures. Along with those, I’ve gone ahead and included the band whose music is making strides with the locals and slowly seeping out of the region. Slow Caves gives relief to the prisoners stuck in their own heads. Regenerative lyrics and crafty dual guitars make it a late-night pleasure to eavesdrop on the band.
With a package of assuaging and rambunctious qualities, lead singer Jakob Mueller sets the tone with the energy of Weezer and Surfer Blood. Youthful persuasions of brutal honesty sweep through the latest EP Desert Minded. This is no fool’s game. The band’s sound comes in as a replete caste iron novelty. Shredding solos, airy synths and charming displays of harmonious vocals afford the band a commanding resumé.
Punk rock laid the foundations that are given permanent use by the band. The reckless movement of their live performances, poised with rousing showmanship, produces audiences that dart for the nearest WiFi connection to relive the sound. It’s fast paced music blended with the polished beat of drummer Jackson Lamperes. Accomplished musicianship, performed by guitarist David Dugan and bassist Oliver Mueller, stretches out Slow Caves’ expertise. The band rocks on a subliminal level, grasping at your mind in precise connection with the swoon that sucks you in.
The four-song EP is short but sweet. This was a perfect choice because it opens newbies to what the band is really about. The Muellers cast the shiny vocals, where both boys feed off each other. In fact, they’re on a feeding frenzy all the way through.
The third song on the EP is my favorite. Titled “Desert Minded”, the song opens with a blending of guitars, chews on the ferocious verse, curls up in a tight ball and then whirls out of control in a session of chorus and bridge. This is the best way to describe the band. Please get a hold of their music. Listen and let it project on your soul.
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