Touring on sounds born in the bedroom

Caged

by Chris Leo Palermino

For a band based so heavily in electropop, it’s surprising that Caged Animals’ development results from connections made through a psych rock project. Now finishing a national tour with Darwin Deez, Caged Animals was initially just Vincent Cacchione’s exploration in digital sound. Locally Amped chatted with Cacchione on how his original band, Soft Black, led to Caged Animals, networking in Brooklyn and touring nationally.

Metro: How did Caged Animals begin?

Vincent Cacchione: Caged Animals was originally a solo side project. Soft Black was more traditional — [creating songs by] writing words to music — and Caged Animals was more an experiment with making songs on the computer. It was never expected to be a live act.

Metro: And then what happened?

V.C.: I’m good friends with Darwin [Smith, lead singer of Darwin Deez]. I met him seven or eight years ago. He had been discovered by [UK label] Lucky Number. Through that Zachary Cole [Smith, of DIIV], who was playing with Darwin at the time, flipped them Caged Animals. They were serious about putting it out, and I was like ‘are you serious?’ It was just something I was working on on my computer.

Metro: Sounds like you had a lot of people on your side. How did you develop connections in Brooklyn?

V.C.: For the last 11 years, I lived mostly in New York and I’ve been playing in different bands for all of that time. Me and Cole used to be in Soft Black, and I used to play guitar for Shilpa Ray. I’ve been working on this shit for years and so I know a lot of people.

Metro: You’re currently touring in support of your sophomore album, “In the Land of Giants.” How does this effort differ from Caged Animals’ first release?

V.C.: [On the first,] I used a lot of software and I felt like it was lacking songs that had anything to say. I was trying to make this record more sustainable: more emotional and a little more direct. The goal of this record was to forgo throwback sounds and use a guitar-based sound with updated production.

Metro: Caged Animals is just finishing up their second run of national dates opening for Darwin Deez this year. How has the second tour differed from the first?

V.C.: It’s been a lot quicker — we’re pounding America in our 2006 minivan. The one was spread over more time and so it was easier. We’re getting out here, playing songs to people… everything you’d want in a tour in terms of the actual shows.

Listen to the single off their sophomore album, “In the Land of Giants” and catch them Sunday night opening for Darwin Deez at Knitting Factory in Brooklyn

This is part of a Metro Boston and New York music column called Locally Amped. Follow us on Twitter @LocallyAmped.



News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
News

NY judge throws out lawsuit by Empire State…

A New York state judge has thrown out a lawsuit in which longtime investors in the Empire State Building claimed they were shortchanged out of hundreds of millions of dollars…

Local

Mysterious white flags appear over Brooklyn Bridge

Two white flags mysteriously appeared over the towers of the Brooklyn Bridge yesterday in place of the American flags that are a traditional fixture.

Local

Paint Nite: Get drunk and make a painting…

At Paint Nite, New Yorkers can drink and make a painting at a New York City bar.

National

Judge sets January start for murder trial of…

By Elizabeth BarberBOSTON (Reuters) - Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez will be tried in January for the murder of semi-professional football player Odin…

Arts

Don't miss 'Charles James: Beyond Fashion' at the…

Have you been meaning to see "Charles James: Beyond Fashion"? There are only two weeks left to get to the Met and catch this amazing American fashion designer's collection.

Television

Zac Posen talks 'Project Runway' and what it…

We talked to Zac Posen, judge and designer extraordinaire, about the new season of "Project Runway" and what keeps him coming back after three seasons.

Television

'Face Off' contestant David 'DOC' O'Connell sounds off…

David "DOC" O'Connell tells us about getting cast on Season 7 of Syfy's "Face Off," premiering tonight at 9.

Arts

PHOTO: Wildlife photographer Marc Mol captures amazing aerial…

This aerial image was taken by photographer Marc Mol who spotted the animals during an air safari in Zambia.

MLB

MLB Power Rankings: A's, Angels, Dodgers, Brewers lead…

MLB Power Rankings: A's, Angels, Dodgers, Brewers lead pack

NFL

2014 NFL season betting odds: Which team will…

2014 NFL season betting odds: Which team will win Super Bowl?

NFL

5 players to watch at Giants training camp

Metro takes a look at five players who will be on everyone’s mind when Giants training camp gets underway.

NFL

'Vicktory dogs' travel road to rehabilitation seven years…

Of the dozens of dogs groomed by Bad Newz Kennels, 48 were rescued and 22 of the pit bull terriers have emerged at Best Friends Animal Society.

Tech

Learn Braille with these gloves

U.S. scientists have designed high-tech gloves to help users understand Braille in a matter of minutes.

Home

5 New Ikea products that will change your…

We round-up the latest must-have products.

Food

Recipe: Wolfgang Puck's Buttermilk French Toast

We recently spent some time chatting with restauranteur/celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck at his Wolfgang Puck American Grille in the Borgata in Atlantic City. Puck wanted…

Style

Go retro with your sneakers

The best of wacky new sneakers.

Comments

1

  1. Online casino bonuses and promotions are certainly not uncommon nowadays [url=http://www.concretelyambiguous.com/]casino gambling on line[/url] But if German tourism rises it’s possible until this will add presuure to property prices again if your German tourists decide they like Malta enough to invest in a very villa or holiday apartment The best way to make sure which you get cheap rates is to make a reservation way before you decide to reach the City and also browse the prices ahead of time to avoid any unpleasant surprises [url=http://www.1up-mushroom.net/]internet casinos[/url] High tech games like packed pokies, roulette, blackjack, poker and baccarat have become extremely popular All sites have limitations that stop players withdrawing their bonuses so it’s always useful to check into how your bonus works to suit your needs [url=http://www.concretelyambiguous.com/]play blackjack for real money[/url] Washington DC insider, ex-Senator Alfonse D’Amato, who now chairs a group referred to as the Poker Players Alliance, feels strongly the feds are means of base Whether you are interested in simple ride to and in the airport or planning to get a luxurious wedding ceremony or any other special event, limo services providers can help you in meeting the needs you have [url=http://www.casinos2.co.uk/]online casinos for real money[/url] You strive all week then you wait till the weekend to blow off steam by playing poker A professional and experienced disturbed simulation programs which are already around the market, Snyder has sponsored a variety of card counting blackjack simulation Powers free for players [url=http://www.casinos2.biz/]online casino games uk[/url] As you happen to be building a gaming computer, certainly you would want to install add-on cards such being a sound card, Ethernet card, or modem roulette, but has seen a number of movies where players hit the winning number dead on and acquire paid out in mountains of chips, In actual life this rarely happens, not even online [url=http://www.concretelyambiguous.com/]online poker for real money[/url] Also make sure that this online casino you are enthusiastic about playing at is licensed and legal