Cavo Debuts ‘Cynical’ Lyric Video

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Independent rock band Cavo released its new album, Bridges, Bright Nights & Thieves over the weekend.

Prior to the album’s release, the band premiered the lyric video for one of the record’s many singles, ‘Cynical.’ The band premiered the video Aug. 23 through v13.net. The video features the song’s lyrics placed over a black and white cityscape background as a heartbeat monitor appears throughout the presentation.

The lyrical content that is displayed in the video hints at a personal rumination. At times the rumination seems centered on the all too familiar topic of a relationships. At others though, it seems to center on personal relationships in general. That is just this critic’s interpretation, not having any explanation about said content in the press release announcing the video’s premiere.

The musical arrangement, with its flowing, deeply moving instrumentation and vocals immediately lend themselves to comparisons to works from the likes of Default, Three Doors Down, and other similar acts.

Bridges, Bright Nights & Thieves is available to stream and download here.

Bridges, Bright Nights & Thieves is available now. More information on Cavo’s new record is available online now along with the band’s latest news and more at:

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‘Bridges, Bright Nights & Thieves’ Is A Welcome Return For Cavo

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Independent rock band Cavo has spent the past 14 years flying just under the mainstream radar, crafting music that is truly worth hearing.  Nine in all (four albums and five EPs) those records have each left audiences wondering what has kept the band just under that radar.  Now Friday, the band will release its latest record (digitally at that) in the form of Bridges, Bright Nights & Thieves.  The 11-song record has already produced a handful of singles in the form of ‘Without You,’ ‘Wolves,’ ‘Lead On’ ‘Muscle Memory,’ and its cover of Duran Duran’s ‘Come Undone.’  There are even an updated takes of the band’s own songs ‘Ghost,’ ‘Let It Go’ and ‘Cynical.’  ‘Cynical’ was originally featured in the band’s 2018 album by the same name while ‘Let It Go’ and ‘Ghost’ were originally featured in the band’s 2009 album, Bright Nights, Dark Days.  So it goes without saying that the band’s latest record has a lot for audiences to like just from everything noted here.  It is just a part of what audiences have to enjoy.  Just as noteworthy is ‘What Does It Feel Like?’  This late entry to the album’s 42-minute run time will be addressed shortly.  ‘No Way,’ the record’s midpoint of sorts is another notable addition to the record.  It will be discussed a little later.  ‘We Were Wrong’ is also worth noting in examining this record’s strong points.  When it and the other songs noted here are all considered together, they make the record in whole still more proof of why Cavo deserves more attention than it has received from the mainstream rock and even pop communities.

Cavo’s forthcoming record Bridges, Bright Nights & Thieves (named after the band’s albums, Bridges, Bright Nights Dark Days, and Thick as Thieves) is another offering from the independent rock band that audiences established and otherwise will enjoy.  The five singles that it has already produced and its three updated takes of its own older songs do plenty to support the noted statement.  They are just a portion of what audiences will like about the record.  There is still a trio of other songs left that audiences will enjoy just as much, not the least of which being ‘What Does It Feel Like?’  The musical arrangement featured in ‘What Does It Feel Like?’ immediately makes the song a fit for any active rock radio station programmer’s play list.  That is because of its clear stylistic similarity to works from the likes of Theory of a Deadman.  The steady time keeping from drummer Andy Herrin and bass line from Brian Smith form a solid foundation for the song along with the vocal delivery of front man Casey Walker.  Guitarist Chris Hobbs’ own performance here works with the noted instrumentation and vocals to make the song in whole such a catchy, infectious work that is the most commercially viable of the album’s entries.

As much as the song’s musical content does to make it stand out, the lyrical content that accompanies the song’s musical arrangement does its own share to ensure listeners’ engagement and entertainment.  The lyrical theme featured in ‘What Does It Feel Like?’ comes across as a deep statement about what someone must think and feel as he/she deals with so much emotional struggle from self and from others.  This is inferred right from the song’s lead verse and chorus as Walker sings, “Wanting to hide/Just a place you can run to/Saving a life after all that you’ve been through/But they take what they want/’Cause they know what you hide/Tell me you realize/Changing the lives…What does it feel like/Holding it all inside/What does it feel like/Leaving the world tonight/Feels like I’m living a lie.”  The seeming message continues in the song’s second verse in which Walker sings, “You’re the last one alive/And you know that’s never gonna change/You know what it’s like/’Cause it’s always been the same/Well the words never change/And the voice never fades/Tell me it’s too late/Changing your mind/Never changes that it won’t fade away.”  The later mention in the song’s third and final verse that “the world is here and then it’s gone” is sort of a sarcastic statement to that person who seems to be feeling thoughts of “oh woe is me” at least in the ears and mind of this critic.  To that end, the song in whole seems to be a commentary about people holding things in, feeling so sorry for themselves and that ultimately in holding everything in is to no end.  It really is an interesting social commentary of sorts that is certain to resonate with a wide range of listeners.  The fire in the song’s musical arrangement adds even more impact to the seeming statement.  In hindsight, it seems to develop a sense of frustration from the main speaker as he addresses that person that is just apparently feeling so sorry for himself/herself.  The whole makes clear why this song is such an important addition to the album.  It is just one more of the songs that makes the album so worth hearing.  ‘No Way’ is another notable addition to the album.

‘No Way’ will appeal to any pop punk fan with its catchy musical arrangement.  Walker and Hobbs immediately grab listeners with their respective performances here.  As Herrin and Smith join in, the group in whole makes the song’s arrangement that much more engaging and entertaining for the noted audiences.  The richness in the song’s musical arrangement makes the impact of the song’s lyrical theme all the more appealing, again, to the noted listeners.

The lyrical theme featured in ‘No Way’ is a relatively easy topic to decipher.  This song’s lyrical theme is that of a breakup.  At first it seems otherwise as Walker’s subject tells the female love interest to “Come and lay your head down/You’ve been waiting for so long/And now it’s pulling you back to the place where it all began/Come and rest your head now/You’ve been crying for too long/This rejection is more than you need on a hard day/I think the summer’s burning out/The moment you leave/I think there’s more that we should say/Don’t you agree…I know you know.”  That sense of a breakup continues in the song’s verse as the subject continues in similar fashion.  The mention in the song’s chorus that “Your eyes are lying/If it kills you to try/Then walk away/Save me from my pain/I swear you know what to say” adds even more to the sense that this is another song centered on a relationship at its end.  This is a man who apparently just wants the truth from that woman rather than being led on.  Again, this is all just this critic’s own interpretation.  When the song’s musical arrangement is joined with the seeming lyrical theme, it makes the emotion of the moment all the richer and impacting.  To that end that overall accessibility will keep this song engaging and entertaining just as much as ‘How Does It Feel?’ and so many of the album’s other songs.  It is just one more of the works that makes this record in whole stand out, too.  ‘We Were Wrong’ is yet another of the record’s most notable works.

‘We Were Wrong’ is interesting in part because its musical arrangement also boasts a certain pop punk sensibility that is unique from that of ‘No Way.’  At the same time, the subtle guitar line against Walker’s vocals also hints at something of a late 80s/early 90s pop rock influence.  Yes, it sounds like an odd juxtaposition, but it somehow manages to work well here.  Even more interesting here is that Walker’s vocals actually sound so similar to those of Counting Crows front man Adam Duritz.  Whether that was intentional is anyone’s guess.  Regardless, the similarity is there and it makes the song’s musical aspect all the more interesting.

The song’s musical arrangement is just a part of what makes it notable.  The song’s lyrical theme adds even more to its interest.  As with ‘No Way,’ the lyrical theme featured in ‘We Were Wrong’ centers on a breakup.  Right from the get go, Walker’s statements about everything going wrong and that “I guess we stayed too long…I guess there’s no choice but to leave” makes that evident.  The sentiment continues in similar fashion from there through the rest of the song.  To that end, the once again accessible lyrical theme and equally accessible and unique musical arrangement makes the song all the more engaging and entertaining for the noted audiences.  When this song, the others examined here and the rest of the record’s works are considered together, the whole makes the record in whole more proof that Cavo deserves much more attention and credit from the mainstream rock realm than it receives and has received.

Cavo’s forthcoming record, Bridges, Bright Nights & Thieves is a strong new offering from the band.  It is a presentation that the band’s established audiences and more casual listeners alike will appreciate.  That is proven through its musical and lyrical content alike.  Each of the songs examined here prove that just as much as the record’s already released singles and its trio of updated works.  Each item is important in its own way to the whole of the record.  All things considered, they make this record a welcome return from Cavo.

Bridges, Bright Nights & Thieves is scheduled for digital release Friday. More information on Cavo’s new record is available online now along with the band’s latest news and more at:

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Cavo Debuts Duran Duran Cover For Its Latest Single

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Cavo is taking on a Duran Duran classic for its latest single.

The band debuted its take on Duran Duran’s hit song ‘Come Undone‘ Monday. The song’s premiere comes more than three months after the band debuted its then latest single, ‘Lead On.’ That song itself followed the premiere of another song from Cavo in the form of ‘Muscle Memory‘ in October.

The groove generated through the drums and guitar creates the foundation for ‘Come Undone.’ The mournful, brooding vocals of front man Casey Walker against those of guest vocalist Shannon Nicole and the powerful, melodic hard rock style choruses give Duran Duran’s original song an interesting update.

Cavo’s update clearly stays true to the song’s source material, but also amps it up with its more amped up adaptation. The keyboards at the center of the original are replaced in Cavo’s update, giving it that amped up approach.

In other news, Cavo is scheduled to release its new album, Bridges, Bright Nights, and Thieves this year. An exact release date for the album is under consideration. It is unknown if the album will feature Cavo’s cover of ‘Come Undone’ or its existing original singles until the album’s track listing is revealed.

More information on Cavo’s new single and video is available online now along with the band’s latest news and more at:

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Cavo Debuts New Single, ‘Lead On,’ Companion Video

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Independent rock band Cavo debuted the video for its latest single over the weekend.

The band debuted the video for its new single ‘Lead On’ Friday. The black and white video, directed by J.T. Ibanez, comes approximately a month after the band debuted the video for its then latest single, ‘Muscle Memory’ through Ghost Cult Magazine.

The band’s new video features the group performing its new single in a studio setting. Additionally, it features constantly moving cinematography, which is used to help translate the message in the song’s lyrical theme.

Front man Casey Walker explained the song’s lyrical theme in a recent interview.

‘‘Lead On’ is a song about questioning the path we are all being led down,” he said. “There’s too much at stake in this world to just blindly accept what happens next. It’s a song about looking for the right path to the light.”‘

The musical arrangement featured in ‘Lead On’ is a melodic rock composition whose energy does well to also help translate the emotion in the song’s lyrical content. It holds its own against the works from many of the band’s more well-known contemporaries.

More information on Cavo’s new single and video is available online now along with the band’s latest news and more at:

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Cavo Debuts ‘Muscle Memory’ Video

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Independent rock band Cavo debuted the video for its latest single this week.

The band debuted the video for its new single ‘Muscle Memory’ Monday through Ghost Cult Magazine. The video features the band performing its new single in a darkened, dimly lit studio backdrop.

The song’s musical arrangement is a unique presentation, as it presents a hybrid reggae rock sound. Even with that approach taken, the composition is not easily likened to works from the likes of 311 and other reggae rock acts. It boasts its own identity in comparison to the noted bands.

Front man Casey Walker talked about the single in a recent interview.

“’Muscle Memory’ comes from a place of the band being tired of being in a box, he said. “It’s our way of “not playing by the rules” that people outside of the band had set for us. We had to step back and look at ourselves for the answers and drown out all the noise pollution.”

‘Memory Muscle’ is available to stream and download here.

More information on Cavo’s new single and video is available online now along with the band’s latest news and more at:

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Cavo’s Latest LP Is Sure To “Build Bridges” Among Rock Fans

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Success is not an easy thing to come by in the music industry. From one genre to another, there are so many factors that play into the success of any musical act. For some acts, that success comes easily. For others it may never come, and for others still, it comes only with its own share of trials and tribulations. For rock act Cavo, success seemed to be all but gone after the release of its last album, 2012’s Thick as Thieves. This past year though, the band reformed after apparently having gone on a four-year hiatus, and recorded a new album, titled Bridges and even found a home for the album on independent record label Pavement Entertainment. Late last month, Pavement Entertainment released the 15-song, 61-minute album to the masses, giving Cavo a renewed chance at success — success that could easily happen for the band if it gets the attention and support that it rightfully deserves as is evidenced throughout the record. Right off the top, the band proves with ease that it deserves that support with the album’s opener ‘Nights.’ It will be discussed shortly. ‘On Your Own’ is another example of why Bridges deserves support whether from the mainstream radio realm or otherwise. It could help create success for the band just as much as ‘Nights.’ ‘Weather Rolls’ is yet another example of why Cavo is deserving of support and why Bridges in whole could help bring new success for Cavo. When each of the songs noted here are joined with the rest of the pieces not noted here, the result is a record that audiences will agree is a strong new effort from Cavo, and one that is deserving of every bit of attention that it gets.

St. Louis, Missouri-based rock outfit Cavo’s latest full-length studio recording Bridges is a record that, as noted, is deserving of every bit of attention that it gets. It is another of those recordings that shows clearly that independent labels and bands can and often do put out material that is just as good as that presented by their more well-known mainstream counterparts. This is proven right off the top of this album in the its opener ‘Nights.’ Musically speaking, ‘Nights’ is a work that instantly conjures thoughts of some of the biggest hits from The Killers, who themselves went from being an underground favorite to one of the mainstream’s biggest acts. Lyrically speaking, it grabs listeners with its seeming theme of knowing one’s limits and when to stop. This is inferred right from the song’s verse in which front man Casey Walker sings, “I know when it’s time to go/And I know when nobody knows/try to lay your money down/Lay your money down/I know when it’s time to leave/And I know what you want to be/Try to lay it on the line/Lay it on the line.” Walker seems to be commenting here on stopping before one gets ahead of one’s self, and does so through his own unique poetic way. There is little variance from here through to the song’s end. The only variance comes in the second verse in which Walker sings of an unidentified female being “lost in the shadows” because she “wont play in the sun.” Again, not playing in the sun and being lost could (doesn’t mean does) hint at not knowing one’s limits and the resultant effect. This is all just the interpretation of this critic and should not be taken as the only interpretation by any means. Regardless, that seeming theme of knowing one’s limitations seems to make at least some sense, and when coupled with the song’s musical arrangement, becomes very much a straight forward, matter-of-fact statement. If indeed it is the song’s theme, then it makes the song even more proof of why Cavo deserves every bit of attention that it gets and why the album is a strong new effort from Cavo. It is just one of the songs included in this album that shows what makes the record deserving of attention. ‘On Your Own’ is another of the album’s strong points.

‘On Your Own’ stands out first and foremost through its musical arrangement. Whereas ‘Nights’ boasts a relatively up-tempo arrangement at its center, ‘On Your Own’ is a more reserved composition. It is a work that clearly boasts a certain light, bluesy vibe akin to (believe it or not) music from John Mayer, Counting Crows, Marc Broussard and other similar acts. It is just a moving, gentle composition that is certain to touch any listener as it climes to its peak and then gradually declines again in its final moments. That impact is heightened even more as Walker sings here about what seems pretty obviously about a broken relationship. This is inferred as he sings in the song’s lead verse, “Turn down the silence/And just say what you mean/Some words unspoken/Are just falling between/And now that you’re leaving/Well, it’s calling me home/You say that’s a feeling/That nobody knows/No, you won’t get far on your own/No, you won’t get far all alone/So come on home.” That first statement in itself would seem to pretty clearly tell what is being discussed. If any doubt was left after that verse, then the second verse makes even clearer that pretty clear theme. Walker sings in the second verse, “If time is a healer/Turns water to wine/Changing your feelings/Like you’re changing your mind/I know you’ve got a reason/That it’s better off gone/but someday you’ll need it/When it matters the most/And I know the light won’t burn long.” There is a certain emotional pain that seems to be exhibited here and in the song’s lead verse. That pain is illustrated through the bittersweet vibe of the song’s musical arrangement. When the two are set alongside each other, the result is a song that just like ‘Nights’ stands out among the album’s other works, and shows even more why Bridges is another strong effort from Cavo. it is still not the last of the songs that shows the album’s strength. ‘Weather Rolls’ is one more example of what makes this album overall stand out.

‘Weather Rolls’ is another key addition to Bridges in part to its own musical arrangement. the heavy, guitar-driven arrangement easily likens itself to works (again, believe it or not) from the likes of Saliva, Audioslave, Alter Bridge and other hard rock acts. Considering the reserved vibe of ‘On Your Own,’ ‘Nights’ and so many of this album’s other songs, this arrangement can easily be said to be a stark departure for the band. That musical contrast makes the song stand out in the best way possible as part of the album. Of course its lyrical content can’t be ignored, either. Walker sings here, “I thought you were a city boy/I thought you made the loudest noise/Ahhh, but you don’t wanna see it go/Like the weather rolls/I fire round the countryside/I burrn through the darkest night/Ahhh, but you don’t want to see it go/Like the weather rolls/Tonight I’m chasing habits in the moonlight/I’m breaking promises in daylight/Go let it burn till they see it go/Ohhh fire in the city, nice/Ohhh safe until we see the light/Ahhh, but you don’t want to see it go/Like the weather rolls.” Walker refrains these lines throughout the rest of the song. This is certain to leave listeners thinking and talking perhaps more than any other song on the record. It seems like there’s a certain amount of personal strength and pride being displayed here. Again, this is just this critic’s own take, and could be wrong. Regardless, the power that seems to be displayed here alongside the power in the song’s musical arrangement makes this song stand out even more. When it is joined with the lyrical and musical content presented in ‘Nights,’ ‘On Your Own’ and the rest of the album’s featured songs, the end result is an album that, while not the band’s first effort, definitely is more proof that its reunion could have been the best decision that it made. That is because it could be the album that finally gets the band the attention that it obviously deserves whether from the mainstream or otherwise.

Cavo’s latest full-length studio recording, the band’s third so far and fourth overall (it released the EP Champagne early in its life), is some of the band’s best work to date and having been released some six years after its second album Thick As Thieves, was released, is a welcome return for the band. It is a record that proves the band to be one of the rock community’s underrated acts. As has been noted, that is proven through the likes of ‘Nights,’ ‘On Your Own’ and ‘Weather Rolls.’ Of course those are only some of the songs that serve to show how much Cavo still has to offer audiences nine years after the release of its debut album Bright Nights, Dark Days. When the noted songs are joined with the rest of the album’s works, the whole of Bridges proves to be a record that will “bridge” so many ranges of the rock realm. It is available now in stores and online. More information on Bridges is available online now along with the band’s latest news and more at:

Website: http://www.cavomusic.com

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Carnival of Madness announces addition to tour lineup

The Carnival of Madness Tour has announced a new addition to the lineup for this year’s festival.  Tour organizers have announced the addition of Cavo to this year’s tour.  The band will join Evanesence, Halestorm, Chevelle and New Medicine this time out.  Cavo’s stint on the annual Summer tour is part of its tour to support its recently released new album, “Thick as Thieves”, which was released this past April.  ‘Circles’, the second single off of “Thick as Thieves”, is expected to start running on radio stations nation wide this Summer, just in time for the tour.

The tour kicks off July 31st in Springfield, Il.  It will make stops in Boston, Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Atlanta, Detroit, Milwaukee, and Chicago along the way.  It will also make a stop in Charlotte, North Carolina on Wednesday, August 8th at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre.

Fans can get all the latest on the tour online at http://www.carnivalofmadness.com and http://www.monsterenergy.com, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/CarnivalofMadness, on Twitter at http://twitter.com/carnivalofmadness.  To get all thel atest on the bands on the tour, go to http://www.evanesence.com, http://www.chevelleinc.com, http://www.halestormrocks.com, http://www.cavomusic.com, and http://www.newmedicinerock.com.

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