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Caged Animals: December 11, 2013 Union Pool – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

January 5, 2014
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[Video stills courtesy of Bleary Eyed Brooklyn]

We have followed Vincent Cacchione, the frontman and principal songwriter behind Caged Animals, for a few years now, beginning with his more straight-ahead rock n’ roll project, Soft Black. While Caged Animals is a different beast than that band we first saw back in the summer of 2010, what hasn’t changed are Cacchione’s songwriting instincts. The man can write hooks as well as anybody in Brooklyn, and his flair for that, coupled with his knack for inventive arrangements, makes any of his music something we want to see.

This show at Union Pool celebrated the release of the band’s second full-length LP, In the Land of Giants, a concept album that strikes an uplifting note compared to Cacchione’s Soft Black material. As he puts it on the leadoff track, “Too Much Dark”, there’s too much dark, and not enough light, but on this record, Cacchione helps lead us to it. The band played the album straight through in front of a tight-knit group of family, friends and longtime friends, and it showed in their relaxed, confident presence. My personal highlight was “Cindy + Me”, an uptempo number built around a sample from composer, pianist and technologist Raymond Scott. The song offered an emotional high point for a year rapidly drawing to a close and, it being a Cacchione joint, it was catchy as hell. The band will be in Europe and the UK this month and next — tour dates here. If you make it, you’ll be sure to leave with a smile on your face.

I recorded this set with a soundboard feed from Union Pool engineer Robert, plus Schoeps MK4V microphones providing ambiance. The sound quality is excellent. Enjoy!

Watch for video of this set on Bleary Eyed Brooklyn soon.

Stream “Cindy + Me”

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Caged Animals
2013-12-11
Union Pool
Brooklyn, NY USA

Exclusive download hosted at nyctaper.com
Recorded and produced by acidjack

Soundboard (engineer: Robert) + Schoeps MK4V (PAS)>KCY>Z-PFA>Roland R-26>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (mix down, edits to SBD)>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, effects)>Audacity 2.0.5 (fades, tracking, amplify, balance, downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 [intro]
02 Too Much Dark
03 [false start]
04 Stop Hurting Each Other
05 Cindy + Me
06 The Sound of Thunder
07 U + Yr Rocketship
08 The Mute + The Mindreader
09 Tiny Sounds
10 We’re Playing With Fire
11 A Psychic Lasso
12 In the Land of Giants
13 (You’re A Giant Now)
14 What You’re Looking For

If you enjoyed this recording, please support Caged Animals, visit their website, and buy In the Land of Giants directly from the band at their bandcamp page.

Caged Animals: October 17, 2013 NYCTaper CMJ Cake Shop – Flac/MP3/Streaming

October 28, 2013
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[photos by Amanda Hatfield]

The Sixth Annual NYCTaper CMJ Day Party at Cake Shop was headlined by a band fronted by one of our favorite people in the music world. Vincent Cacchione has been a friend of the site for years, going all the way back to his days as guitarist in Shilpa Ray’s band, through the emergence of Soft Black, and ultimately his current project Caged Animals. 2013 has been a big year for the band, as Caged Animals released a universally praised new album In The Land of Giants in September. Their set at our Day Party was a celebratory affair, with the band asking and receiving crowd participation throughout. Vincent’s engaging personality is infectious but the other members of the quartet, including his sister bassist Talia, keyboardist/vocalist Magali Francoise and drummer Patrick Curry were all involved in the party atmosphere. The band performed songs from all of their releases including “Teflon Heart” that we’re streaming below. Sadly, as our show ran up into the night show, Caged Animals were only able to play their allotted 30 minutes — next time we’ll hope for more.

I recorded this set in the same manner at the J Fernandez set and the sound quality is superb. Enjoy!

Stream “Teflon Heart”:

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Caged Animals
2013-10-17
NYCTaper CMJ Day Party
Cake Shop
New York, NY

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + On Stage Audience Matrix

Soundboard + Sennheiser MKH-8040s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 2 x 24bit 48kHz wav files > Soundforge (level adjustments, mixdown, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper

Setlist:
[Total Time 28:50]
01 [intro]
02 Too Much Dark
03 A Psychic Lasso
04 The Sound of Thunder
05 Girls on Medication
06 This Summer I’ll Make It Up To You
07 Blood Money
08 The Mute and The Mindreader
09 We’re Playing With Fire
10 [banter]
11 Teflon Heart

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Caged Animals, visit their website, and purchase In The Land Of Giants from their Bandcamp page [HERE] or from the links at the Lucky Number Music website [HERE].

Caged Animals: March 30, 2012 Union Pool – FLAC and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Songs

April 11, 2012
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[photos by Johnny Fried Chicken Boy]

We have been big fans of Vincent Cacchione’s music ever since I saw an incredible backyard performance by Vince’s other main project, Soft Black, back in 2010. While Soft Black continues to move forward with mastering a new record, Cacchione has delivered another record with Caged Animals. Where Soft Black is classic, organic rock n’ roll with a post-punk twist and a gloomy outlook, Caged Animals is a more au courant style of act, all heavy synths and reverbed vocals, taking cues from electronica and the “PBR&B” style of bands like The Weeknd. Perhaps it’s not surprising that Caged Animals were asked to put out their second record, Eat Their Own, on Lucky Number Music. It’s the type of project that needs to be on shelves, now.

The live version of Caged Animals, on excellent display at the Kevchino/NYCTaper-sponsored show at Union Pool on a Friday night, was a bit more organic affair than the band’s record, and I’ll admit that I’m cool with that.  Cacchione has a memorable voice, and it was a pleasure to hear it raw on songs like “Lips That Turn the Light to Fire”, one of the more Soft Black-ish songs from Caged Animals. Newer-style songs like “The NJ Turnpike” and “Instant <3 Breaker” also worked well, though.  Another of my personal favorite Cacchione songs (not played on this night) is Caged Animals’ “Teflon Heart”. This particular set ended abruptly thanks to Union Pool’s curfew, but the band still had enough time for a rocking closer, “Pink People”, from their self-titled debut.

I recorded this set with Schoeps MK22 open-cardioid microphones and a nicely balanced soundboard feed from the Union Pool staff.  The quality is superb.  Enjoy!

Stream “Lips That Turn the Light To Fire”

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Caged Animals
2012-03-30
Union Pool
Brooklyn, NY USA

Exclusive download hosted at nyctaper.com
Recorded and produced by acidjack

Schoeps MK22 (STC 22g, DFC, at SBD)>KCY>Z-PFA>Sound Devices USBPre2 + Soundboard >> Edirol R-44 [Oade Concert Mod]>Audacity 2.0 (mixdown, downsample, set fades, adjust levels, light EQ, tracking)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 Instant <3 Breaker
02 The NJ Turnpike
03 Eat Your Own
04 Teenagers In Heat
05 All the Beautiful Things in the World
06 Sun Blind
07 Lips That Turn the Light To Fire
08 Pink People

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT Caged Animals, visit their Facebook page, and purchase their records from Lucky Number Music [HERE]

Kevinchino and NYCTaper Present: Caged Animals, Natureboy and Cat Martino – Union Pool Friday March 30 Tomorrow!

March 29, 2012
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We are teaming up with Kevchino to present an excellent bill at Union Pool tomorrow night. The show will feature 3 excellent bands, all of whom who have appeared on NYCTaper in one form or another.

The show is tomorrow night, Friday March 30, 2012 at Union Pool, located at 484 Union Avenue, near Metropolitan [Google Maps]. Doors are at 8pm, the show starts at 9pm, and its only eight bucks to get in!

Caged Animals is the new project for Vincent Cacchione, whose previous band Soft Black appeared three times on NYCTaper, including their phenomenal set at our 2010 CMJ show (here). Caged Animals have been getting a nice little bit of attention lately, thanks to some brooklynvegan features (here and here) and a nice writeup in the UK Guardian (here). Caged Animals continues Vincent superb ear for melody in a more indie-pop realm than Soft Black’s power folk. Either way, Vincent’s a great guy and we’re really excited to present Caged Animals.

Natureboy is a band led by singer/guitarist Sara Kermanshahi, who rich vocals and intense songwriting have graced the pages of NYCTaper twice, including their set opening the NYCTaper 3rd Anniversary show (here). After a short hiatus when the band wrote new songs and re-grouped, Natureboy is back performing — Sara even made an impromptu trip to SXSW this year.

Cat Martino is familiar to NYCTaper readers for her several appearances on these pages beginning with her vocals for several acts at the Truck America Festival a couple of summers ago. Cat was also the second vocalist for Sharon Van Etten’s touring band in 2010 and 2011. She recently released an excellent solo album entitled Yr Not Alone, which features Sufjan Stevens on the title track.

The Facebook invite page for this show is HERE.

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