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    Tue, 08 Dec 2015 15:11:40

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    Over at KEXP today, Seattle folkies The Cave Singers premiered a seasonally appropriate and jingle-bell flecked single titled "Christmas Night." The song appears on the band's upcoming fifth studio album, Banshee, out February 19. You can stream the track over at Soundcloud or below:

    Having been signed to Matador and Jagjaguwar in the past, Banshee is the first Cave Singers album to be self-released and supporter-funded. (Perhaps the iTunes-imploding self-released albums of fellow Seattleite Macklemore provided the inspiration?) Whatever the case, the move was explained by the band in the following statement: "After four records, on two different record labels, we want to try something totally different and new. We are forgoing the traditional record label, distribution, marketing of our past and along with your support, we are going to record, release, and most importantly, own our music for the very first time."

    The album also scales the band back to its original core members, vocalist/songwriter Pete Quirk, drummer Marty Lunda, and guitarist Derek Fudesco (also of Pretty Girls Make Graves and the Murder City Devils, the latter group just announcing a handful of 2016 dates). The album was recorded live in July 2015 with producer Randall Dunn, who also worked with the band on 2011's No Witch.

    The band's pressy folks say, "The record is warmly anchored in the members' creative familiarity with one another. Yet there is a new thirst to Banshee," they write, attributing some of it to the band's return to their preferred songwriting method, one involving the back and forth "distanced correspondence" between Fudesco and Quirk.

    The Cave Singers kick off their 2016 tour in February in Seattle.

    The Cave Singers Tour Dates
    02/20/16: Seattle, WA Neumos *
    02/21/16: Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge *
    02/25/16: Eugene, OR Hi-Fi Lounge *
    02/27/16: Los Angeles, CA Bootleg Theatre *
    02/28/16: San Diego, CA Casbah *
    03/02/16: Santa Ana, CA Constellation Room *
    03/03/16: Santa Cruz, CA The Catalyst *
    03/04/16: Arcata, CA Humboldt Brews *
    03/05/16: Reno, NV Psychedelic Ballroom & Juke Joint *

    04/03/16: Tucson AZ Club Congress
    04/04/16: Phoenix AZ Valley Bar
    04/05/16: Albuquerque NM Launchpad
    04/06/16: Oklahoma City OK The Opolis
    04/07/16: Houston TX Rudyard's
    04/08/16: San Antonio TX 502 Bar
    04/09/16: Austin TX Sidewinder
    04/10/16: Dallas TX Three Links
    04/13/16: Colorado Springs CO The Black Sheep
    04/14/16: Denver CO Larimer Lounge
    04/15/16: Salt Lake City UT Urban Lounge
    04/16/16: Boise ID Neurolux

    * Current Swell joining as support.

    —The ARTISTdirect Staff

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