Caged Animals – “Cindy + Me” (Stereogum Premiere)
Caged Animals is New Jersey-rooted Brooklyn denizen Vincent Cacchione, maker of homespun indie-pop that leverages electronics and guitars in the pursuit of sweetly endearing pop awkwardness. To date he has an album titled Eat Their Own and EP called This Summer, both for UK label Lucky Number, and he’s back here with a new single in anticipation of a full platter due later this year for the same label. The clattering, theremin-y synth-bounce of “Cindy + Me” is built on a sample from Raymond Scott’s “Cindy Electronium,” and Vin gave us its thematic backstory:
In the song, I’m a crazed teenager in love, running away from home with the girl and some twisted view of the future. We’ve got her father tied up in the house, a smoldering corpse, we’ve got the cash, “We’re living on top of the world,” and we’re going to get away with it.”
On the run with a girl and money: Watch this great Ace Norton-directed video for Caged Animals’ “Piles Of $$$” to know how deep this theme runs in Vin’s work. Hear this new spin:
“Cindy + Me” is out 6/17, and will appear on the new Caged Animals LP due out later this year via Lucky Number.
[Photo by Shervin Lainez]