It was a sudden and severe leap from above-average metalcore band to riveting and melodic space-rock could-be's for Cave In. Only a few years earlier, Steven Brodsky and crew were virtually unknowns but by 2003, both the loose, unhurried Jupiter and the hyper-taut big-budget Antenna vaulted to classic status for everybody I know. Factor in a cluster of great shows -- semi-annually in that three-year stretch -- plus the Tides of Tomorrow and Epicenter EPs (the latter features the superior, non-mangled version of Antenna's "Lost In The Air"), and one could conclude that there now was a whole lotta Cave In where only recently there was none. I told Brodsky as much one night, after he materialized on foot before me just as I was abandoning hope of actually locating the venue to later be rocked by his then-rising band. And that was before Antenna was getting in-store play at Target.
So when the quartet announced a hiatus, marked by the quietly released and sadly uneven Perfect Pitch Black, it's not like we couldn't all have used a break. So Cave In and my ears spent some time apart, meeting new people and getting to know ourselves, until the band were ready to make the true follow-up to their big budget debut, a record that would match Jupiter's ambition to Antenna's ruthless efficiency. I never even heard what trauma blasted the band off the rails but as of last week, they're back!
After 3 1/2 long years, Cave In has decided to end its hiatus. Please join us for an EP release show at Great Scott’s (Allston, MA) on Sunday, July 19th @ 9PM. The “Planets Of Old” limited 12″ from Hydra Head Records will be available that night.We hope to see your lovely selves.Steve, Adam, J.R., CalebCAVE IN