Painted Caves on vinyl!
Painted Caves's album review by The Shepherd Express
Painted Caves on vinyl!
CONCERTS & TOURS
03 JUL 2018 || SUMMERFEST
15 MAY 2018 || MILWAUKEE PSYCH FEST
"…an alchemical marriage of ’60s rock and age-old Arabic folk, producing an offspring entirely contemporary and ageless" - THE SHEPHERD EXPRESS
Painted Caves seamlessly transform their Arab-American musical heritage with Western jazz-rock experimentation to create a fresh and potent sound. The group meld traditional folk and jazz instruments such as the oud, daf, trumpet & flute with a hypnotic rhythm section of guitar, bass, percussion & drums and lyrical hooks to create a meditative, psychedelic dance experience.
A favorite of the festival circuit in the US Midwest, they have made frequent appearances at Summerfest (2015/2017), Chill on the Hill (2014,2016), Madison's La Fete de Marquette, the Lake Moon Festival, Summer Soulstice Festival, Milwaukee Psych Fest, Orton Park Festival (2016) and many more. The group made their international debut at the Amarrass Music Festival in India in 2014, and toured Belgium and Denmark in Spring 2017. Painted Caves have also performed at art installations and conceptual works at institutions such as Milwaukee Art Museum (MAM) and Madison's Museum of Contemporary Art (MMoCA).
The band's self-titled debut release (2015, Amarrass Records) has been a fixture on college radio stations in the US and was on the CMJ Charts in 2015, with radio plays on BBC, PRI, WBEZ, and many more.
"Painted Caves were a highlight of the Festival... their unique, mystical sound, which seamlessly incorporates so many musical subgenres, was perfect for our festival. The audience loved them." - Dan Hobson, Killdozer/Programming Committee @ Orton Park Festival, Madison, Wis.
"Painted Caves is a true genre bending gem" - KZSC Santa Cruz 88.1FM
"The musical influences of Painted Caves ranges from Middle Eastern to The Doors to Indian music to The Talking Heads and the result creates a delicious and compelling variety of textures and rhythms." - Helena Perkins-White, Global Revolutions, WORT 89.9FM
"…an alchemical marriage of ’60s rock and age-old Arabic folk, producing an offspring entirely contemporary and ageless" - The Shepherd Express
"Palestinian Notes Emerge from Painted Caves” - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
“Arthouse Rock” - Indian Express
"Richly Hypnotic, Unique Middle Eastern Psychedelic Grooves from Painted Caves" - New York Music Daily
"Dreamy yet with a rock sensibility, the songs are elegantly composed psychedelia rooted in Lubbad and Kashou’s Near Eastern heritage. The reverberant jangle of a Silvertone electric guitar harmonizes with the eerie twang of the oud as drumsticks meld with hand-slapped percussion. Minor keys set the tone for music that suggests an altered reality in a beautiful Kasbah of the mind." - Milwaukee Express
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