NOTE: We ended up taking this post down this morning because it turns out we weren't supposed to spill the beans about the EP. Oops. In any case, it's too late now so with HH's permission we're putting it back up. Also, Steve Brodksy emailed us to correct the producer credits -- so if you're one of the metal sites that linked to the old post, please note the clarification below.
Boston indie-metal legends CAVE-IN have reconvened the group's Jupiter-era lineup and recorded a new vinyl-only EP which will be out in July; the band will play its first show together at a release party for the record on July 19 at Great Scott in Allston.
The new Planets of Old EP contains four tracks recorded with Adam Taylor, Alex Hartman, and Johnny Northrup at Cambridge's Camp Street Studios, also home to past Cave-In producer/collaborator Paul Q. Kolderie (Radiohead, Hole, Pixies). We're listening to it right now and it kicks a million pounds of ass per square inch.
On their first material since 2005's Perfect Pitch Black, the band sounds as if its willing to follow, collectively, the divergent paths its members have taken in the interim. "Cayman Tongue" torques into the sludgy, screamy territory that Caleb Scofield's been exploring in Zozobra; "The Redtrail" could still get them gigs at the VFW-hall hardcore gigs where they started (and wouldn't feel too violently out of place in Adam McGrath's other band, Clouds). Elsewhere, the band dives deeper into the spirit, if not the form, of classic metal -- especially on Steven Brodsky's "Retina Sees Rewind," one of the better 21st-century Sabbath updates we've heard in a while.
OTD is in negotiations with the powerful Hydrahead Recordings conglomorate to bring you an mp3 teaser from this historic recording. More soon . . .
CAVE IN + PHANTOM GLUE + DISAPPEARER | July 19 | Great Scott, Allston MA | Tickets onsale May 1 at 10 am through Ticketweb