Electric City Presents
The Caves, Olivetti Letter
Kansas City, MO, 64111
This event is 21 and over
Watch & Listen
Hawthorne Street Records
Allen Epley (The Life and Times, Shiner) and filmmaker Clayton Brown brewed this batch of dark and lyrical tunes as a side project off and on for almost twenty years before finally ganging up with Chris Metcalf (The Life and Times, Stella Link) and Mike Myers (In The Pines, The String and Return) to bring finesse, noise, Moogs, booming drums, moody silence, and giant soundscapes to Brown’s lonely murmurings. Alternately lush and spare, relentless and introverted, the nine songs on Spacesuit’s debut album (Hawthorne Street Records) bring to mind future worlds gone wrong, fuzzy conversations mumbled to tired lovers, hollow-eyed desperation, and a little self-effacing humor --- wrapped up in a thick blanket of sound that keeps slipping off, leaving your toes cold at night.
Clayton Brown: Guitar, vocals
Allen Epley: Guitar, loops, vocals
Chris Metcalf: Guitar, synth
Mike Meyers: Drums
The Caves evolved from solo shows Ashby started performing in late 2004.
“My plan had always been to fill out the lineup with David on bass and Jake (Cardwell) on drums, and as our other bands began to sort of disintegrate, what began as a side project eventually became the main focus for the three of us.”
All three are alumni of other bands: Ashby with the String and Return; Cardwell with the Belles, and Gaume with Dirtnap. In 2009, Elizabeth Bohannon joined the band and the lineup that would record “Five Songs.”
- Timothy Finn, The Kansas City Star
Sounds like Blonde Redhead meets recent Sonic Youth meets Archers of Loaf.