In stores May 24th, 2011
1. White Silence (2:47) 2. Serpents (2:53) 3. Sing My Loves (8:18) 4. Vicious Circles (3:20) 5. Centered (3:01)
6. Summit Fever (4:04) 7. Heartbreaks, Earthquakes (3:13) 8. Iron Decibels (4:33) 9. Reanimation (3:41)
Cave In's first full length in more than half a decade speaks to us in ways we're still processing. Were there not deadlines to meet, and onehseets to submit, we would be taking a bit more time to reflect further on why we find this album, and this band, so important to us. Had you told us in 1997 that we'd be here, in Spring 2011, prepping a new Cave In album, we very likely wouldn't have registered the sort of impact that fact might have on our lives. Now, a dedade and a half since we began working together, we find ourselves humbled and emotional while reflecting on the depth of meaning we find in our relationship. As friends, and as business partners, we've seen each other grow and stumble with an ebb and flow that feels every bit as powerful as this album we hold in our hands. The sentiment we feel while listening to White Silence is every bit an indicator of the bond we're grateful to have with old friends who happen to collectively bust out some of our favorite jams time and time again.
White Silence has an energy and a balance that feels like the work of seasoned vets, consummate professionals that have, with great heart, focus and authenticity, honed their songwriting ability in ways we feel fortunate to have witnessed first hand. If you followed the member's individual trajectories after Cave In's un- declared 2005 hiatus, you'd have been witness to a spectrum of songwriting capabilites. Brodsky's singer-songwriter eccentricies, Zozobra's 2-piece metallic power, Cloud's rock energy, and Doomrider's thunderous roll; all tastes of the potential a re-unified Cave In might present. 2009's Planets of Old was a four song return to form, a small taste of what Cave In were capable of producing with so much experience under their individual and collective belts.
And produce they have. White Silence exudes the feeling that what matters to them is, and perhaps always has been, what happens when these four come together. As we sit here attempting to verbalize this album's impact, we see Cave In and White Silence spatially, formed by each member's own locus of control....it all seems to make so much sense, really. White Silence brings a focused sense of dynamic and a variety that owes everything to the band's collective ability to do it all. The album's driving intro and delicate conclusion bookend a collection of tracks that have continued to fill and thrill Hydra Headquarters day after day for the last few months.
We are giddy at delivering White Silence as a new chapter in the ongoing story of one of our favorite bands. From 1998's Beyond Hypothermia, 1999's Until Your Heart Stops and 2000's Jupiter, right up on through the ep's and releases of the last decade, we're touched, and motivated, by how meaningful and important this album and this band remains to us. We suspect we're not alone in the sentiment. Coming soon to a record store near you ;)