CAVES: Leaving: CD

It’s always good to hear new material from a favorite band and realize that it’s even better than previous releases. Caves’ Leavingis a prime example of this and is evidence of the band’s continued evolution. In comparison to 2013’s Betterment, this record takes on more of a garage punk quality with an all-encompassing warm fuzziness permeating the songs, which brings out the best of both Lou Hannam and Jonathan Minto’s vocals. Hannam’s guitar sound is the clincher for me, as it has a beautifully deep resonance, perfect for chords and scratchy solos alike—a wonderful aural experience. 

 –Rich Cocksedge (Specialist Subject)