Amenra Share Video For Their Cover Of Townes Van Zandt’s “Black Crow Blues”

Amenra have shared an official video for their cover of Townes Van Zandt‘s “Black Crow Blues.” This track appears on the Townes Van Zandt tribute album, “Songs Of Townes Van Zandt Vol. III,” which was released earlier this year.

Guitarist Lennart Bossu commented:

“‘Black Crow Blues‘ was one of the first Townes Van Zandt songs that we ever heard, and it made us want to further explore his work. Our guitarist Mathieu shot the video, and our good friend Gilles Demolder recorded the audio, so we really kept things in the family for this one. We did no more than a couple of takes and then chose the one that came the closest to expressing the beautiful sadness of the original.”

Vocalist Colin H. Van Eeckhout added:

“First time I heard the song I knew it would need to be played at my funeral. Some songs just hit home.”

[via Brooklyn Vegan]

Cave In Share New Mini-Documentary “Days Of Nothing”

Cave In have released a new mini-documentary titled “Days Of Nothing.” The band shared the following info on the film, which was directed by Clara Griot:

“Boston legends CAVE IN share the Days of Nothing documentary shot on October 19th in Paris, FR. The documentary captures CAVE IN’s long awaited return to the city. The film features exclusive backstage footage, and follows the band as they unpack personal memories, discuss the new album, and much more.”

Cave In Announce West Coast Shows With Astronoid

Cave In have announced some West Coast shows with Astronoid. Here’s the dates:

12/04 San Francisco, CA – Neck Of The Woods
12/05 Santa Cruz, CA – Atrium
12/07 Las Vegas, NV – Backstage Billiards
12/08 Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room
12/09 Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom
12/10 Phoenix, AZ – The Nile

Cave In Share Video For Their Cover Of Townes Van Zandt’s “The Hole”

Cave In have shared an official video for their cover of Townes Van Zandt‘s “The Hole.” This track is from the newly released Townes Van Zandt tribute album “Songs Of Townes Van Zandt Vol. III.”

[via CVLT Nation]

Cave In Premiere “Reckoning” Music Video

Cave In have premiered a new video for their new song “Reckoning.” This track is from the band’s new album “Heavy Pendulum,” which will be released on May 20.

Adam McGrath commented:

“‘Reckoning‘ started as a demo I sent to the band for consideration while mapping out the tracklist for ‘Heavy Pendulum‘. It was inspired by the idea of adding a song to the acoustic/electric live sets Steve and I had been performing on and off for the last 20 years. A fresh song with that set-up (acoustic/electric guitar) seemed exciting to pursue. Somewhere between Led Zeppelin’s ‘Battle of Evermore’ and Mad Season’s ‘Long Gone Day’ is the birth of ‘Reckoning,’ a song about digesting huge loss and forging paths into unknown futures.”

On another note, the group also have the following dates booked:

05/15 Austin, TX – Oblivion Access Festival

With Author & Punisher:

07/21 Providence, RI – Fete Music Hal
07/22 New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
07/23 Syracuse, NY – The Lost Horizon
07/24 Pittsburgh, PA – Thunderbird Music Hall
07/26 Hamtramck, MI – The Sanctuary
07/27 Chicago, IL – Sleeping Village
07/29 Louisville, KY – Zanzabar
07/30 Asheville, NC – The Grey Eagle
08/02 Orlando, FL – The Abbey
08/04 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
08/05 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
08/06 Richmond, VA – Browns Island (feat. Avail, Quicksand, Ceremony) (no Author & Punisher)

With Stake:

10/13 Porto, POR – Amplifest (no Stake)
10/14 Antwerp, BEL – Desertfest (no Stake)
10/15 Dortmund, GER – Junkyard
10/16 Berlin, GER – Lido
10/17 Wiesbaden, GER – Kesselhaus
10/19 Paris, FRA – Badaboum
10/20 Bethune, FRA – Le Poche
10/21 Nijmegen, NET – Soulcrusher Fest (no Stake)
10/24 London, UK – Heaven
10/25 Bristol, UK – The Exchange
10/26 Manchester, UK – Gorilla
10/28 Glasgow, UK – Room 2

Cave In Premiere “Blood Spiller” Music Video

Cave In have premiered a new video for their new song “Blood Spiller.” This track is from the band’s new album “Heavy Pendulum,” which will be released on May 20. Stephen Brodsky commented:

“If you laid out the timeline for 2020 like a recipe, it might look something like this: global pandemic + lockdowns + worldwide protests over the wrongful death of George Floyd + election year = cocktail for end times. Somewhere in that concoction, we found ingredients for a new Cave In album. ‘Blood Spiller‘ is the sound of us swallowing it, getting ripped on the horrors within, and coming down to reflect on it through song.”

Cave In Premiere “Blinded By A Blaze” Music Video

Cave In have premiered a new video for their new song “Blinded By A Blaze.” This track is from the band’s new album “Heavy Pendulum,” which will be released on May 20. Stephen Brodsky commented:

“I had the idea for ‘Blinded By A Blaze‘ during the ‘Final Transmission‘ days, but it really came to life for ‘Heavy Pendulum‘. There were 5 or 6 songs in the initial batch of demos that I sent to the band at the beginning of the writing process, but ‘Blinded‘ was the one that created a call to action – it’s basically what sold JR, Adam & Nate on writing a new Cave In album. Lyrically, it’s a sonic photograph of a strange magical moment that I had while driving along the Pacific Coast Highway during the golden hour, and the feeling of looking back on it years later – something everyone should try to experience at least once in their lifetime.”

Cave In To Release New Album “Heavy Pendulum” In May, Premiere “New Reality” Music Video

Cave In have announced that their new album, “Heavy Pendulum,” will be released on May 20. A video for the effort’s first single, “New Reality,” can be found below:

“Heavy Pendulum” Track Listing:

01. “New Reality”
02. “Blood Spiller”
03. “Floating Skulls”
04. “Heavy Pendulum”
05. “Pendulambient”
06. “Careless Offering”
07. “Blinded By A Blaze”
08. “Amaranthine”
09. “Searchers Of Hell”
10. “Nightmare Eyes”
11. “Days Of Nothing”
12. “Waiting For Love”
13. “Reckoning”
14 “Wavering Angel”

Stephen Brodsky commented:

“Cave In’s been around for over 25 years now, and the time has come for an album that scales all of our creative peaks. Talk about a wild and weird ride! And here we are with ‘Heavy Pendulum‘ – it certainly feels like a remarkable event, given the erratic trajectory of our band. ‘New Reality‘ was always the lead-off track – that was pretty obvious during the writing process. New line-up, new label, new album… a new reality indeed, and it all adds up to a new lease on life for Cave In.”

Cave In, Amenra, & Marissa Nadler To Release New Townes Van Zandt Tribute Album In April

Cave In, Amenra, and Marissa Nadler will be releasing a new Townes Van Zandt tribute album, titled “Songs Of Townes Van Zandt Vol. III,” on April 22. The cover art and track listing for that effort can be found below:

“Songs Of Townes Van Zandt Vol. III” Track Listing:

01. Marissa Nadler – “Quicksilver Daydreams Of Maria”
02. Amenra – “Black Crow Blues”
03. Cave In – “Nothin’”
04. Amenra – “Kathleen”
05. Cave In – “The Hole”
06. Amenra – “Flyin’ Shoes”
07. Marissa Nadler – “Sad Cinderella”
08. Cave In – “At My Window”
09. Marissa Nadler – “None But The Rain”

Cave In’s Stephen Brodsky commented:

“In the winter of 2010, I did a solo tour with Scott Kelly of Neurosis and Bob Wayne. It was the three of us and Ansgar Glade traveling in Bob‘s ‘green machine’ van around the UK and Ireland. At every show, Scott played the song ‘Caroline’ and each time I heard it, I found myself enraptured. This was my introduction to Townes Van Zandt. Pretty cool that ten years later, Ansgar has given me and Cave In this great opportunity to show our love for TVZ’s music.”

Amenra’s Lennart Bossu continued:

“Being Belgians, the very American folk and country of Townes Van Zandt is not exactly the music we grew up listening to, but upon discovering his songs in our early twenties, they immediately struck a chord with us. Even people who do not understand the lyrics can probably tell that they are listening to someone who has lived and suffered, and, oddly enough, at the same time find deep comfort in his soothing voice.

It is the kind of comfort that often defines great music or art in general, and it made the prospect of trying our own hand at a few of his songs no less daunting. Nonetheless, when we were asked to be part of this collection of Townes Van Zandt cover songs, we felt excited and compelled to be part of it, as, in a way, it offered us a chance to do something in return for the great songs he has given us, and also be a part of a series of albums that are almost exclusively comprised of artists we deeply respect.”

Marissa Nadler added:

“I’ve been a fan of Townes Van Zandt’s music for nearly as long as I’ve been writing songs. When I was starting out, a friend introduced me to Townes’s music, and I pretty much instantly fell in love with both the rawness of his songs as well as the intense sense of longing expressed within them. His lyrics are haunting and evocative and have inspired me endlessly. These melodies will linger with you, year after year, and hopefully keep you company along the way.”

Watch Pro-Shot Footage From Cave In’s December 2021 Show In Cambridge, MA

Hate5six have shared pro-shot footage of Cave In’s December 5, 2021 show at The Sinclair in Cambridge, MA. That set featured a number of early fan-favorites as well as a new song, titled “Blinded,” off the band’s upcoming album “Heavy Pendulum.”

[via The PRP]