Family Cave EP

by Family Cave

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EP SYNOPSIS: Family Cave Debut EP

Since Family Cave formed in Brooklyn, NY in 2003, original members Julio Montero and Jason Shine happen to cross paths serendipitously in Los Angeles, a fitting context for the lurid sweeps of rejuvenation and introspection in the band’s long-awaited EP release “Direction”. On the opening track “Place for Me”, Shine sings eloquently about the angst that outliers bear, conflicted between society’s conventions and fear, taking on “the pond that lays” before all of us. But, the soothingly glorious vocal harmonies of the chorus assure listeners of the beauty of the road less taken. However, Family Cave’s mature observations are not merely confined to the lyrics. In “All the Places”, there’s a well-crafted palette of tropical guitar licks, punctuated by tender vibes (courtesy of the refreshing addition of Kristina Thoergesen on keyboards and background vocals into the current lineup) that surprises midway through the song via a banjo that not only shows the band’s discipline; the dynamic sound illustrates an eagerness to take risks. Family Cave brings all its strengths to the fore on the title track, most notably for its wide range of styles from stomping rhythms, folk ditties, to the more exploratory sections of lush guitar and vocal atmospherics reminiscent of Radiohead’s early ballads. – Mundo Rivera

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released October 13, 2012

Ides of March Records.

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Family Cave Los Angeles, California

Family Cave is a Los Angeles rock quartet originally formed in Brooklyn, NY. Their rich melodic songs embody a folk spirit that express thoughtful and precise observations on the anguished outcasts that thrive on the hinges of society while making you feel part of the family! ... more

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Track Name: Place For Me
Here I sit an toad upon a stool
Knowing if I leave my lilypad it will be free
But the pond it lays before me and
And I know itʼs the place for me.

Here I stand an ant upon a hill
Fearing if I walk out on the mound I’ll kill the queen
But the world it seems to beckon
And I know it’s the place for me

Place for me; place for me
Place for me; place for me

This is not the way to raise a fool
Show him if he walks out on the job he won’t be free
Cuz the day will come when he can’t lift a hand

Now darkened roads lay before me
Further than I can see
Its what we fear that defines us

And you can see that nothing’s afraid of me

Place for me; place for me
Place for me; place for me
Track Name: All The Places
donʼt suppose youʼre a bit unsettled
Got to where youʼre aiming for
Seems to me, every place I pedal
Puts me further off my course

And all the places Iʼve called home
And all the clothes that Iʼve outgrown
Will never fit again
Iʼve left them all behind for something more

And all the people that Iʼve crossed
And all the lovers I have lost
To reason undefined
Searching for a place Iʼll never find, oh, oh, oh

Maybe now, Iʼm a little older
And passing time distils the truth
The only way Iʼll remove this boulder
Is if I share what Iʼve gone through

And all the places Iʼve called home
And all the clothes that Iʼve outgrown
Will never fit again
Iʼve left them all behind for something more

And all the people that Iʼve crossed
And all the lovers I have lost
To reason undefined
Searching for a place Iʼll never find, oh, oh, oh
Track Name: Direction
Carving out a path
Trying to find a better way
Direction is the grand illusion
Fielding all the thoughts have gone astray

Searching through the past
All the faults are on display
Clearer than the glass between
The pain of doubt that keeps my hopes at bay

So now I'm tied, can't get away from what I've retired to

Shedding off the cast
When the thoughts have gone astray
Working towards a goal in mind
Besides the one inside is just delay

So now I'm tied, can't get away from what I've retired to
So now I'll try to make a play
Before I decide the course to take for me that's wise
To find a gift to give before I reach demise

Well I'm searching but it seems I lose
The sense of what it means to harmonize
And its easier to dwell on this disguise
Track Name: Walk Like
You walk like
Somethingʼs on your mind
Are you gonna leave me baby? Are you gonna go

Cuz you look like
Nothinʼs gonna bring you back
This time, this time

It seems like
Somethingʼs gonna take you
Right away from me
any day.

I donʼt wanna lose you baby, I donʼt wanna go
I donʼt wanna leave thisʻa way, donʼt wanna stop the show
Cuz you look like
Someone that Iʼd like to keep forever
Anyways

But I never decided for
The strangeness of the gifts that you require
Bells and roses die
So I gave a little all the time, but youʼre sayinʼ goodbye

I donʼt wanna lose you baby, I donʼt wanna go
I donʼt wanna leave thisʻa way, donʼt wanna stop the show
Cuz you look like
Someone that Iʼd like to keep forever
Anyways