Caveman // Arcade44 Original Video

Caveman played what seemed to be a million shows during CMJ. Luckily, the boys found time to meet up with us at the Culturefix Gallery, where we had set up shop for the week. When we asked singer Matthew Iwanusa how many CMJ shows the band was playing he answered, “I think we are playing around 12?,” almost questioning the number.  Briefly chatting over some seltzer and cranberry juice (they made the wise choice to keep the partying until after the day’s shows), we headed back over to Pianos to watch them play their first of two shows at Pianos that day. Whether the seltzer had anything to do with it, Caveman blew us away with their tight and energetic set. Their new album CoCo Beware is one of the Arcade’s favorites of 2011, so watching them breathe life into their songs could not have been more gratifying. Caveman is a band to watch in 2012, so get on it.

—Annick Mayer