Progressive heavy rock duo Cave of Swimmers head out on a Southern tour the day after tomorrow, supporting their 2015 release, Reflection, and playing their first live dates of the year. Listening to Reflection, it’s kind of hard to imagine how Cave of Swimmers can manage to conjure such a full-band vibe on stage — actually, my first question is whether or not that process involves a laptop — but they’ve been at it a few years now, having gotten their start with a self-titled EP/LP in 2013 that was later picked up for a pressing through The Path Less Traveled Records, so it seems reasonable to assume that one way or another they’ve got it figured out.
And while we’re on the subject, if they do have a laptop with them, I acknowledge that for some that’s an issue or a strike against, but I do not feel that way. Rock and roll by any and all means necessary. Only time I might be bummed out is if someone stopped a show to check their email. Then it might be overboard. Unless it’s an art-piece, like, part of the show in a Tony Clifton kind of way or something like that. Then it would be brilliant. Context is everything.
What was I saying?
Oh yeah, tour dates. Here they are:
Miami duo Cave of Swimmers is going on tour this Friday. They are known to put on a live show like no other. They are out of control and full of raw energy that is infectious. They have gained recognition throughout the country and have been invited all over Florida to open for national acts. Their most recent show took place in Gainesville on December 18 and opened for thrashers High On Fire and Crowbar. They’re also playing Psycho Las Vegas Music Festival 2016 in August.
Reflection Winter Tour
Feb 26 St Petersburg, FL @ The Bends
Feb 27 Gainesville, FL @ The Atlantic
Feb 29 Nashville, TN @ Springwater
Mar 1 Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone
Mar 2 Tulsa, OK @ Soundpony
Mar 4 Ft. Worth, TX @ The Grotto
Mar 5 San Antonio, TX @ Faust Tavern
Mar 6 Houston, TX @ Super Happy Fun Land
Mar 10 New Orleans, LA @ Siberia
Mar 11 Metairie, LA @ The Babylon
Mar 12 Sarasota, FL @ Cabana Inn