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Published: 2011/11/28
by Ron Hart


Drag City

After establishing a half-decade’s worth of street cred in the psych-drone community with an onslaught of LPs, tapes, 7-inches and EPs for a variety of micro-labels, Chicago’s CAVE finally moves beyond their experimental roots on their most fully realized title to date. Epic jams like “This Is The Best” and “OJ” scold the soul like Contrary Motion -era Philip Glass replacing Ray Manzerek at the organ for The Doors, while opening cut “WUJ” and the propulsive “On The Rise” evoke a motorik Deep Purple if they were an upstart act on Southern Records in the mid-90s. Neverendless is the first album Drag City has released on cassette in over 15 years. And frankly, there isn’t a better format to hear it on. This is dude rock for the abstract minded.

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