Invitation Songs - The Cave Singers
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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. Invitation Songs is as compelling and likeable as their combined past projects were hard and edgy, as if they've been doing Nick Drake covers all along. That's no small feat.
  4. Invitation Songs is a straightforward, but nonetheless intriguing, take on classic Americana with flourishes of electronica. [Fall 2007, p.82]
  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. 60
    If 'Called' and 'Dancing on Our Graves' try too hard to conjure the spooky vibe of ancient American roots music, the persistent acoustic guitars produce waves of modern static tension.

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  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
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