by Nathan Springer (@drownloading)
Cave Curse is Madison, Wisconsin’s very own DIY supergroup. Featuring members of The Hussy, Fire Heads, (ex) Nobunny, Poney, and more, the project began in 2014 as a solo outlet for Bobby Hussy, allowing him to place his garage rock rooted sense of melody in a synth-based context. By the beginning of 2016, Cave Curse had evolved into a full-fledged live band known for their engrossing performances. Resulting from an almost six-month recording process, the group’s debut LP Future Dust is a maelstrom of blown-out vocals, distorted pop melodies, and driving rhythms. In the band’s own words, “Future Dust is a concise 25 minute "concept" album of death, despair and destruction: Hussy lost his mother unexpectedly while walking near her home in December of 2015 when she was struck by a car that lost control on black ice. This record is dedicated to her memory, and it is the first full-length Bobby has released since her passing.”
We are excited to premiere the video (directed by Adam Domka) for Cave Curse’s second single, the title track from Future Dust. The track’s infectious melodies belie the sense of loss conveyed in Hussy’s lyrics and vocal performance, and this contrast is emphasized even further by the melodic repetition’s clashing with the erratic, yet beautiful, glitched out video. Combining found footage with snippets of the band’s live performances, the video is a mesmerizing, haunting complement to “Future Dust”. Check out the video below, and order Future Dust through FDH (US) or P. Trash (Europe).