Hear Caveman's Glistening Ballad 'Over My Head'

Highly evolved Brooklyn band plots self-titled album

Caveman 'In Over My Head' Album Tour Dates
From the cover of Caveman's "Caveman," man
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Chris Martins

SPIN spent some time with Caveman's 2011 album CoCo Beware, and even sat down with the boys to discuss their idea of a legendary album at last year's SXSW, but even we didn't see this Brooklyn band's stylistic overhaul coming. In January, we heard them make the sudden jump from whispering folk to "Low-Life-era New Order covering War on Drugs" via new song "In the City." Now we've got a second taste of their forthcoming self-titled sophomore release, due out April 2 on Fat Possum, and it's just as striking. "Over My Head" is a slow swooner but it's full of powerful resonance — plus glistening guitars, apocalyptic synths, and soulful semi-choral vocals. Perhaps it's easiest to imagine a New Wave ballad remade by the able paws of Grizzly Bear. It's also rather easy to listen to right here:

Caveman 2013 tour dates:

March 8 – St. Louis, MO @ Old Rock
March 9 – Oxford, MS @ Lamar Lounge
March 11 – New Orleans, LA @ Hi Hi Lounge
March 12 - 17 – Austin, TX @ South by Southwest
March 18 – Albuquerque, NM @ Low Spirits
March 19 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
March 20 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
March 22 – Las Vegas, NV @ Beauty Bar
March 23 – Visalia, CA @ The Cellar Door
March 26 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
March 28 – Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
March 29 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah
March 30 – Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
April 1 – Austin, TX @ The Parish
April 2 – Denton, TX @ Dan’s Silverleak
April 4 – Birmingham, AL @ The Bottletree
April 5 – Nashville, TN @ The High Watt
April 6 – Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn
April 7 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
April 9 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat
April 10 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
April 11 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s

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