Posted in MP3 | music | tour dates on August 23, 2011

by Bill Pearis

DOWNLOAD: Caged Animals - Teflon Heart (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Caged Animals - Girls on Medication (MP3)

Caged Animals

Caged Animals, the new project from Soft Black front man Vin Cacchione, will release their debut album, Eat Their Own, on Sept 27 via Lucky Number. You can download the album's first single, "Teflon Heart," at the top of this post. You can also go see them play live this week: Thursday (8/25) at Union Pool with Life Sized Maps and Shark? and then on September 1 at Shea Stadium with Dive and Forest Fire (whose 2nd album is coming out soon on FatCat).

Where Soft Black (who are still together if you were wondering) are a straight up guitar band, Caged Animals began as a home recording project for Cacchione, using ancient drum machines and keyboards...and modern technology too. The resulting album is minimal and joyous, with Cacchione's melodic abilities as a songwriter fully intact. Despite the understated production, "Teflon Heart" is a pretty soaring pop song with a chorus that could get lodged in your head for a while.

Live, Caged Animals are a quartet, including violinist Magali Charron, and Vin's sister Talya which should flesh out things a bit. Also check out non-LP single "Girls on Medication" from earlier this year at the top of this post and watch its video below.

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Caged Animals - Girls on Medication

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Comments (14)

good stuff

Posted by Anonymous | August 23, 2011 6:20 PM

groovy

Posted by Anonymous | August 23, 2011 7:23 PM

been following these guys since the first cassette, amped for this record.

Posted by Anonymous | August 23, 2011 8:24 PM

I was into these dudes before anyone. Wanted me to be their manager. I called bullshit on that. Managing a pop group is no job for a man.

Posted by Anonymous | August 23, 2011 9:21 PM

i've been listening to these guys exclusively for about 3 years now.

Posted by Anonymous | August 23, 2011 9:38 PM

^ so you date their music and don't listen to anything else?

Posted by Anonymous | August 23, 2011 10:54 PM

saw them at cheap storage. nice to see them getting the props they deserve

Posted by Anonymous | August 23, 2011 11:04 PM

Frohawk was their from the start.

Posted by Anonymous | August 23, 2011 11:44 PM

Frohawk was THERE from the start.

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2011 2:43 AM

Niiiiiice Repo Man quote, 9:21!

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2011 8:28 AM

whattabout totally badass drummer?

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2011 8:46 AM

yo anonymous Caged is only 6 months old tops!

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2011 1:48 PM

more about the video!!! who made it??? it rulleezzz. blowing stuff up! yes! cheesy brooklyn but good!

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2011 1:56 PM

Groovy band and Vin is a really great songwriter/performer...good luck guys!

Posted by Anonymus | August 24, 2011 5:09 PM

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