Caracara – Jaxon’s Local Shots Artist of the Month
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Caracara has always had ambitions past Philadelphia. They could have stemmed from the project’s genesis: the implosion of former bands, the impact of long-distance communication and travel in relationships, the inevitability of experimentation and expansion. Styles and symbols seem to shift throughout their music, alternating from shimmering indie to whispers of neo-folk before relishing in the cathartic push of post-rock.
Caracara have begun to garner more and more attention for their dynamic and formidable approach to “distorted emotional music,” as they so call it. Their 2017 debut Summer Megalith was not only praised by Pitchfork as “some of the most immediately cathartic indie rock of recent times,” but led the band straight to an equally ambitious young producer-on-the-rise named Will Yip. Together they created 2019’s Better, the eponymous title track of which was regarded by Pitchfork- “Whatever you want to feel, ‘Better’ is big enough to cover it.” Yip also remastered Summer Megalith for a limited 12” vinyl pressing which is available now via Memory Music.
Caracara went back into Studio 4 with Yip in 2020. Their highly anticipated 2nd LP New Preoccupations was just released on March 25th, 2022 via Memory Music.
Listen to “Hyacinth”
Listen to “Colorglut (feat. Anthony Green)”
Listen to “Strange Interactions in the Night”