Album: The Cave Singers, Invitation Songs, (Matador)

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The success of the 'Juno' soundtrack stateside (No 1 as I write this) has got me thinking about music and movies. Not since, perhaps, Julee Cruise's work for David Lynch has a film and its music so perfectly matched. And what has this to do with the Cave Singers? Well, only in that the best way I can think to describe the sound of this Seattle three-piece is as the accompaniment to the film the Coen brothers might make next. It's a progressive/retro approach that has been done before (Grandaddy, Midlake, et al), but rarely with this level of stripped down and simple panache.