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  • Summary: The Seattle-based band featuring ex-Pretty Girls Make Graves' Derek Fudesco releases their first album.
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 13
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  1. 80
    The members of The Cave Singers seem intent on scraping away their previous bands' noise and bluster to find a music that's no less nervy and riveting. [Fall 2007, p.92]
  2. Invitation Songs is a welcome, and welcoming, debut.
  3. Like unsettling lullabies, The Cave Singers brand of folk music is contemplative, but isn’t that of a summery strum.
  4. The Cave Singers' methods are clearer and less complicated than say, Joanna Newsom or Sufjan Stevens.
  5. If these songs constitute the Cave Singers' most pronounced attempts at transcending standard folk tropes, it's the gentle, percussion-free lullaby 'Helen' that ultimately proves most successful.
  6. 62
    Like a drifter telling stories, the music is precocious yet consistently repetitious.
  7. Invitation Songs treads a well-worn path through dusty Americana, but with aplomb. [Mar 2008, p.100]

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  1. MarjaM
    Jan 3, 2008
    9
    Really, one of the most underrated albums of '07. Others being Fionn Regan, Great Lake Swimmers, and Junior Boys. Is it Me?
  2. PatrickM
    Oct 26, 2007
    8
    Do I hear the potential for something as intriguing as the first Clap Your Hand Say Yeah CD? Yes, I do! This is a very good CD and I Do I hear the potential for something as intriguing as the first Clap Your Hand Say Yeah CD? Yes, I do! This is a very good CD and I won't be surprised if their next one is a breakout. (Check out their "new demo" on their My Space page.) Expand