March 5, 2012 1 comment
whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa I’ve been waiting for more Caves so this was quite the surprise. Caves’ Adolescent Dystopia EP was one of my favorite projects of last year and I randomly came across his latest release via Absent Fever tonight. DON’T be turned off by the name; I know it might be a little heavy, but I promise it’s not like that. The first thing I noticed was that this EP has an overall different feel than the last one. I think the main changes in When You Were Partying, I Was Dying are that it’s relying more on the vocals, there are some great horns in a few tracks, and I think it has less of an overall hazy tone–which is most likely a result of the first two developments. Although it’s only 12 minutes long, the EP shows progress and versatility in Caves’ music. In my case, the short run time led to multiple replays and after 5 times through, I can say the whole offering is an enjoyable listening experience that everyone should try at least once.