seeds of night
"The Cave Singers sound like an updated version of the Anthology of American Folk Music...sparse, melodic, and simultaneously creepy and alluring, like the widow mourning graveside in Johnny Cash's 'Long Black Veil.'"--Seattle Weekly
I've been wearing the hell out of the A-side of the new limited 7" (1000 copies) from Seattle's the Cave Singers. The song is "Seeds of Night," the first single from their forthcoming debut LP, Invitation Song, and Matador is offering the mp3 for free download. Unfortunately, this particular song sort of needs to be heard on vinyl, which you can get (with B-side "After the Baptism") here for only 3 bucks. The band has already garnered comparisons in the Seattle press to Guthrie, Van Zandt, and early Dylan, and if "Seeds of Night" is any indication, those comparisons may not be too far off. I'll also go ahead and make the prediction that this song will end up on an indie film soundtrack at some point in 2008:
The Cave Singers Seeds of Night
The Cave Singers' Invitation Song comes out September 25 on Matador.