Getting Started: Caveman

In our new video series Stereogum’s partnered with Chevy to chronicle how some of our favorite emerging artists got their start. First up is New York City’s Caveman, one of the brightest stories to come out of this year’s CMJ Festival, partly because they played a dizzying number of shows and partly because their fizzy, awash-in-reverb indie-pop makes for such an approachable, instantly endearing sound. The band’s debut album CoCo Beware is an effortlessly pleasant piece of work, and its title is one of the better stealth pro-wrestling references we’ve seen. In the clip we visit Caveman’s old haunts Sin-é and The Library, locations that played key roles in development of the group. The guys also take us to Bowery Ballroom, where they played their first show in January 2010. Check out the video at stereogum.com/chevysonic, then download two great tracks from the band here.

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