Caged Animals Eat Their Own is out today via Lucky Number on CD, LP and at all DSPs. In celebration of the release, the band has scheduled shows in the New York area which includes October 6 at Death By Audio, October 20 at Lit Lounge for CMJ, and an official LP release party on November 4 at Shea Stadium. On October 13, Caged Animals will visit Reykjavik, Iceland for the Iceland Airwaves Festival.
Caged Animals have seen a flurry of activity on both sides of the Atlantic which began with their pre-release single, "Girls on Medication" -- via an official video for the single and a fan video for Teenage Desert remix -- along with an additional remix by LV of Hyperdub. The Line Of Best Fit called the track, "A louche, sordid little number. It is an unnervingly frank confession of lust for an over-opiated young lady - and it also has one of the best choruses we have posted here in a long time..." And The Independent raved, "The first single from the New Jersey quartet, a hazy, reverb-soaked ode to an over-opiated young lady that promises exciting things from these newcomers."
With Eat Their Own, Caged Animals has been steadily gaining praise and mentions from outlets like The Guardian, NME, Nylon, New Yorker, Consequence of Sound, Abeano, I Guess I'm Floating, Yvynyl and more. The Guardian says of the album, "If Alan Vega was 40 years younger, he'd be doing this. Or if they remade Blue Velvet, this could work as the soundtrack". Meanwhile lead single "Teflon Heart" and "Teenagers In Heat" have been making the rounds as well. Of "Teflon Heart," Nylon raves, ".....chorus of the summer. You can't help but be smitten."
Previously known for his work with Soft Black, Caged Animals is solely the work of New Jersey borne, but now Brooklyn residing, Vincent Cacchione. Whereas live it's a family affair; with Vin's French-Canadian partner, Magali Charron, as chanteuse and ethereal orchestrator, sister Talya on bass, and childhood companion Patrick Curry curating complementary beats.
Eat Their Own was born mostly out of playful, late-night improvisation on home recording equipment, and experimentation with tones and beats. On it Cacchione has created a highly personal, wistfully nostalgic world that basks in the golden glow of love both new ("Lips That Turn the Light to Fire"), and old ("Teflon Heart"), in the haze of regret ("This Summer I'll Make It Up To You") and the blur of days gone by ("The NJ Turnpike"). Taken collectively, these are songs which gather poignancy with every play, and resonance with every repeat, lending increasing profundity towards the fleeting moments in life which we only wish could linger a little longer (read full bio at 2:30 Publicity).