The music and singing by Cayetana are for the most part good, or at least better than good, with the kind of strength, angst, and power where you’ll want to believe each word that create stories that are odes to a life lived and wanting better. Nervous Like Me (Tiny Engines) reminds me of the good music Hole used to make, or groups like Belly and The Sundays, where it’s a nice mixture of well positioned rock and a nice hint of pop.
Because of those things, it’s quite good but how much more are they able to do? They do well with the songs they present, and maybe I want to hear more, which is my way of saying that I’m not happy with the amount of music they’ve given, but isn’t that greedy on my end? I think so. I think the band have something good for themselves but I hope they’ll be able to do a bit more on the next project, just to know where they can take themselves. I hope it’s elsewhere.
Cayetana are a three-piece band whose love of playing is equally as strong as their songwriting. With a title like “Hot Dad Calendar” (Tiny Engines), one might wonder what that exactly means but upon hearing them sing about wanting to make it out of a situation (or make it out of a place), you’ll get what they’re talking about. “Ella” reminds me of the kind of gritty rock/pop that Nirvana would have done in the early days to show that they’re not about the in-your-face passion of their punk, which comes close to sounding a bit like The Buzzcocks or Green Day. These songs were originally a part of their demo, but I hope these two songs are the start of so much more for them, I look forward to seeing what else they come up with.
(The 7″ can be ordered directly from Tiny Engines Records. Digitally, you may purchase the songs below via Bandcamp.)
Philadelphia trio Cayetana will be offering up two brand new songs as part of a forthcoming 45 on the Tiny Engines label. It will be for the song “Hot Dad Calendar”, with a video forthcoming for it. Before that happens, the group will be doing a show in ten days in nearby (as in “nearby Philadelphia”) West Chester. In mid-January, they’ll head on the road in support of the new single, and to do a small string of shows with All Dogs and Waxahatchee. Here are the tour dates.
November 30, 2013… West Chester, PA (The Note ☘
January 21, 2014… New York, NY (Mercury Lounge) ☆
January 22, 2014… Boston, MA (Great Scott) ☆
January 23, 2014… Brooklyn, NY (Glasslands) ☆
January 24, 2014… Washington, DC (Black Cat) ☆
January 25, 2014… Richmond, VA (Strange Matter) ☆
January 26, 2014… Philadelphia, PA (First Unitarian Church) ☆
☘ = w/ The Menzingers, Modern Baseball, Cassavetes
☆ = w/ Waxahatchee, All Dogs
Waxahatchee will start off 2014 nicely with time on the road, becoming their first concert dates of winter. They will do a small handful of shows on the west coast in late November/early December, take a month or so off before starting up again, this time on the east Coast. New dates are in bold:
November 27…Seattle, WA (Chop Suey) *
November 29…Vancouver, BC (Biltmore) *
November 30…Portland, OR (Holcene) *
December 2…San Francisco, CA (Rickshaw Stop) *
December 3…Oakland, CA (1234 GO) *
December 4…Santa Cruz, CA (Catalyst Atrium) *
December 5…Los Angeles, CA (Eagle Rock Center for the Arts) *
December 7…San Diego, CA (Che Cafe) *
January 21, 2014… New York, NY (Mercury Lounge) !
January 22, 2014… Boston, MA (Great Scott) !
January 23, 2014… Brooklyn, NY (Glasslands) !
January 24, 2014… Washington, DC (Black Cat) !
January 25, 2014… Richmond, VA (Strange Matter) !
January 26, 2014… Philadelphia, PA (First Unitarian Church) !
* = w/ Swearin’
! = w/ All Dogs & Cayetana