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The Cavestompers! - russian band confessing savage garage-punk, from mid-sixties and primitive beat sound, filled with psychedelic guitar and organ passages that has been around since 2006. The sound experiments of the band gradually led to birth of their own specific sound based on heavy usage of east-bloc and soviet equipment & instruments, which can be described as a slightly delayed answer to sixties garage music coming from an Iron Curtain. The Cavestompers! are well known not only in Russia where they play frequently and did 4 big local tours, but abroad as well. Their debut LP “Introducing…” was released on vinyl by one of most profilic European labels “Groovie Records” based in Portugal and this year the band is releasing a 10 inch EP on famous US Get Hip label, plus a seven inch split with The Organs from New-York on local label Chickpea records.Read More...
The bands music was featured on 40 some radio stations and shows all across the world. The debut album was chosen release of the month on french Stoned Circus radio in march 2009 and release of the year on Whole Lotta Shakin radio-show in Rochester, NY. “Introducing” was also put on the list of best releases of 2009 by Rock Around The Blog web-zine from Portugal. Good reviews came from Cavestomp festival, Electric Prunes, Gonn!, Lenny Helsing, Robert Gordon, legendary PUNK! magazine, Shindig magazine UK, Fuzzoverdoze Greece, Kick out the jams Spain, Rumore magazine Itay, Tip Berlin, Rolling Stone Russia, Time Out Russia, Virus magazine Germany, Lost In Tyme fanzine Greece, Bananas magazine NY, USA.
In 2009 the band did a major European tour (Germany, France, Netherlands, Austria). During the tour and at home The Cavestompers! supported and shared stages with acts like Wild Billy Childish and The Musicians of British Empire at Primitive Festival(Rotterdam,NL), The Cynics, The Fleshtones, The Urges, The Masonics ,Los Peyotes, The Staggers, The Satelliters, Way y Los Arrrghs, The Cheaters, The Defectors, Ictus and recently were the backing band for Peter Zaremba of The Fleshtones during his gig in Moscow.
Bonus some press-profile
Its great to hear a brand new record that gives off electric sparks and a palpable sense of the teenage spirit that lies behind all great rocknroll sounds.
Lenny Helsing - The Thanes, Wildbeestees
These rabble-rousers do the sound justice with some great crunchy guitar playing and undeniably groovy organ lines
pure stomping 66 teenpunk sounds, with some hints of proto acid and protopunk. all the songs are solid, raw and rude with slashing guitars, groovy organ and occasional feedback freakouts.
adolescent revolution of "garage-beat" with the sounds very marginal and "trash", reminding us the best of the 60's and its crispy sounds, rhythmic guitars and with an ever present organ with uncontrolled lines, where it triggers in a refreshing, raw and instrumentally interpreted well "garage-rock". "It's Rock'n'Roll from Moscow" of influences that sounds old but always new.
This is obviously a group of serious enthusiasts, and that same enthusiasm is audible in their output. The fundamental influence that strikes listeners on first hearing is US garage rock of the 60s - The Monks and MC5, perhaps - plus britpop of the same period a la Ray Davis.
retro-futurist experiment, on what would 60's Eastern bloc's Garage Punk scene sound like, if there was one.
Lost In Tyme fanzine
You have to look really hard to find any nuggets in this scene. Hailing from Moscow, these boys have the smarts to incorporate measured amounts of swirly psychedelics, but they have what few revivalists consider, and that is groove. By mixing in their own unique influences, they've created their own Nuggets, meaning they focused on making great songs, as opposed to just cranking up the fuzz and punking up the vocals. This is genuine, probably because it really
You have to look really hard to find any nuggets in this scene. Hailing from Moscow, these boys have the smarts to incorporate measured amounts of swirly psychedelics, but they have what few revivalists consider, and that is groove. By mixing in their own unique influences, they've created their own Nuggets, meaning they focused on making great songs, as opposed to just cranking up the fuzz and punking up the vocals. This is genuine, probably because it really is the real thing, having never happened the first time around in the Soviet Union.
The band trade lead vocals between three members , each of them with some trace of Russian accent, but that just adds to the whole affair, with its 60's beat style, Eastern Bloc musical gear and accompanying "us against the world" attitude. Well worth the price of admission.
Bananas magazine NYC
Having originally recorded their debut on two-inch analog tape with vintage instruments, Cavestompers look to replicate the sound of the early ’Stones and the late Animals, down to the fuzzy guitars, pulsing jolts of organ, and the manic, stitch ripping, hairstyle-ruining energy of their live shows. So a new, backward looking Moscow psychedelia is here, pounding its bootheels on the stage
THE BEST GARAGE BAND FROM RUSSIA, THEY KICK AND BEAT LIKE FEW! INCRIDBLE CREATIVE
«Самая заметная, упорная и последовательная русская рок-группа, реанимирующая эстетику любительских гаражных групп 1960-х. The Cavestompers! исполняет собственные песни на аутентичных инструментах, произведенных в 1960-х на территории стран соцлагеря. Имеют в дискографии демозапись, сведенную Егором Летовым и Натальей Чумаковой на «ГрОб Рекордс», и виниловую пластинку, изданную на лейбле в Португалии. Неустанно пропагандируют гаражный рок и биг-бит, организовывая концерты иностранных групп и продавая их пластинки в виниловом магазине DiG».
"Для музыкантов The Cavestompers! избранный стиль -- это не просто костюмированные пляски в духе вечеринок стиляг, а осознанный выбор."
"Cavestompers!, свято верят в то, что делают -- и это главный их козырь, настоящий таран, которым они сходу пробивают любое предубеждение."
"В данном случае речь идет о гаражном роке, который Cavestompers! представляют самым мастерским образом"
"Московская группа, которая себя отлично зарекомендовала на клубной сцене и разнообразных инди-фестивалях. Ребята играют гаражный шестидесятнический рок, и это обращение к корням им удается изящно и легко."
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