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  • Artist(s): Derek Fudesco
  • Summary: The Seattle folk trio's new album is their first foray into a more driving, rock sound -- adding a heavier dimension to their folk sound.
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  • Record Label: Jagjaguwar
  • Genre(s): Folk, Folk-Rock, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Neo-Traditional Folk, Psychedelic/Garage
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Swim Club
I can wait at the canyon's corner and I'm back away I can see you looking into locuses that ease your mind Won't peel your cowl back, I'm shaking up... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Uncut
    Mar 29, 2011
    While not quite a handbrake turn, No witch shows a band moving out of the woods into wider spaces. [Apr 2011, p.77]
  2. Feb 23, 2011
    The change might not be as shocking as, say, when Bob Dylan went electric, but it's still something of a shock to hear the pastoral sound of the Cave Singers' past chopped down by plugged-in axes.
  3. Apr 4, 2011
    Though the sound may be different, The Cave Singers stay within themselves to make their best record to date.
  4. Feb 25, 2011
    Like their revivalist peers, Cave Singers aren't reinventing a genre here, but they lend their local folkie scene a welcome dark side, and No Witch is their strongest album yet.
  5. Mojo
    Apr 6, 2011
    Third, and finest, brew of Seattle trio's fever-folk moonshine. [March 2011, p. 99]
  6. Feb 28, 2011
    Three albums in, they haven't yet – but I trust The Cave Singers – I think their next might be the one.
  7. Mar 17, 2011
    Huddling together former members of the erstwhile Pretty Girls Make Graves, Seattle's Cave Singers have fashioned a deeply masculine disc in No Witch, the trio's third LP and first for Jagjaguwar.

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  1. Mar 20, 2011
    This is a band that shows some good potential and they are pretty decent at their playing. While this is a green score, it's more like barelyThis is a band that shows some good potential and they are pretty decent at their playing. While this is a green score, it's more like barely above average; the songs wear out their welcome too quickly, the mix of folk, blues, and rock is executed not too well, and it just feels too long for its own good. The band is interesting though and when they make good music, the music is pretty damn good. Hopefully future outputs will be much better than this. Collapse