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Stream Cavern’s Latest Full-Length Eater, Their First as a Duo

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Airy post-rock Cavern are back with their first release as a duo, and today you can stream their latest full-length Eater.

We last saw the band as a three-piece with 2015’s Outsiders, but the pared down lineup does nothing to hold back the frenzied segues and expansive atmospheres built by the current lineup of guitarist Zach Hawkins and drummer Stephen Schrock. Opener “Monongalia” quickly establishes the tone for the album as a whole while giving a little nod to the band’s regional origins in Oakland, MD. The album, like their previous efforts, was recorded, mixed and mastered by Grimoire Records’ head honcho Noel Mueller in what he calls his Tiny Castle.

Cavern’s evolution continues to swirl around the cornerstone of influence from bands like Baroness and Russian Circles, often with a heavy-handed nod to the former’s early-career riff writing driven by Schrock’s masterful pummeling on tracks like the titular “Eater” and its successor “Icefield.” Clocking in at just 25 minutes in run time, Eater wastes no precious time on filler and finishes strong with the relaxed and hopeful “Sunday,” which in some measures feels like a tribute to the Baroness favorite “A Horse Called Golgotha.” The sparse synth use snuck in throughout keeps the tracks fresh and layered to avoid any empty space that can happen with such a tight unit. You can check out the interplay of the duo in this album teaser from a couple months back:

Stream Eater in full below, officially available this Friday, June 22nd. Catch the guys on a brief upper East Coast/Canada run starting next week at the following dates:

6/23 Frederick, MD- Maryland Doom Fest
6/28 Buffalo, NY- Mohawk Place
6/29 Toronto- Bovine Sex Club
6/30 Montreal- Casa del Popolo
7/01 Brooklyn- Sunnyvale

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