Inspired by late nights in Hollywood, high-speed car chases, red-eye flights and vintage skateboard videos, the synth-punk musings of Slow Caves bleed a James Dean-esque revelry that explodes into a rich baritone croon. There's adrenaline, sonic vibration, blistering guitars and throbbing bass lines. It blends and molds together to create something visceral yet refined.
In 2015, the band performed at the CMJ Music Marathon, South by Southwest, and the Underground Music Showcase in Denver. Their EP "Desert Minded" was released May 2016.
Originally from Northern Colorado, Slow Caves came together as kindred spirits seeking to create quality music that makes the hair on the back of your neck stand on end. Experimenting with synthesizers and backed by the "who gives a damn" ethos of punk rock, the delivery is fast, loud and in-your-face.
Jakob Mueller's dulcet tones lure you in to a false sense of security, only to be spat out at the other end in a high-powered and fuzz-laden declamation. Jackson Lamperes' rhythmic drumming combined with David Dugan and Oliver Mueller's energetic guitars and driving bass carry you deliriously along a perilous line.
It's a line that leads you through the night towards its hedonistic possibilities, and leaves you wondering whether you should be dancing on the tables or speeding down the Santa Monica Freeway in reverse.
So heed this advice and don't be fooled by the name: Slow Caves will keep you moving, and will have you exiting their dark crevice exhausted and confused yet totally satisfied.