Beverly-based post-rock band CASPIAN had a pretty stellar 2012, hitting the long-winding road several times in several time-zones over several continents and finding September's brilliantly-crafted Waking Season (Triple Crowd Records) on several Year-End lists (including ours). Today the experimental/instrumental quartet announced a coast-to-coast headlining tour, and it's a motherfucker: 30 dates crossing the country and back, launching February 16 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and wrapping up March 24 in Burlington, Vermont.
So listen, no one needs a shitty VH-1 clip show to inform us that this has been pretty much the Best Summer Ever. Though it's only July 9, I've had a hell of a time so far, eating mad pizza and hanging out at endless weekend pool parties. But things got a bit hairy when those two faves collided a few weeks ago up in beautiful and scenic Beverly, Massachusetts.