Biography

"My other band, Soft Black, was on tour with our friends, Werewolves, both bands in a nine passenger van driving across America", recalls Caged's brainchild Vincent Cacchione. "We were hot, AC-less, and running out of money. I had already begun experimenting with this weird brand of home-recorded pop, but it lacked an identity. The name, Caged Animals, crept into my head whilst driving in this over-stuffed tin can."

"My other band, Soft Black, was on tour with our friends, Werewolves, both bands in a nine passenger van driving across America", recalls Caged's brainchild Vincent Cacchione. "We were hot, AC-less, and running out of money. I had already begun experimenting with this weird brand of home-recorded pop, but it lacked an identity. The name, Caged Animals, crept into my head whilst driving in this over-stuffed tin can." As it turns out, Caged Animals is, not just in this case, a spontaneous and honest reaction to a sticky situation, both emotionally direct and refreshingly liberating in its communication.

Borne mostly out of playful, late-night improvisation on home recording equipment, and experimentation with tones and beats, Cacchione has created a highly personal, wistfully nostalgic world that basks in the golden glow of love both new ("Lips That Turn the Light to Fire"), and old ("Teflon Heart"), in the haze of regret ("This Summer I'll Make It Up To You") and the blur of days gone by ("The NJ Turnpike"). Taken collectively, these are songs which gather poignancy with every play, and resonance with every repeat, lending increasing profundity towards the fleeting moments in life which we only wish could linger a little longer.

Their debut album, Eat Their Own, was released in September 2011 on Lucky Number Music. The album is a set of songs which are tender even as they are painful, beautiful yet often emotional, all of which belie their humble origins, being recorded at Cacchione's home in Bushwick, Brooklyn, at "all hours of the day and night".

"While I was writing most of this music, I had no idea that it was going to be made available commercially or publicly, so it tends to be a pretty personal communication between man and computer. One exception to this rule is the song "Teflon Heart", which I set out to make the mega-jam of the summer. I'd never written with that intent in mind but it was fun and rewarding."

Even more enticing is the prospect of some forthcoming live shows. Having already performed at NYC's Bowery Ballroom the live set shows a further expansion of the Caged Animals mindset, and is something of a family affair (as the band consists of Cacchione's French-Canadian partner, Magali Charron, a classically trained violinist, as well as his talented little sister, Talya, and one of his oldest friends, Pat Curry) which Cacchione promises will "create a true spectacle. I'm very confident in our abilities to incite the love-in, and leave both audience and band in a better place." And why should we try to fight such love?

Caged Animals will be releasing their second studio album in Autumn 2013. It's first single, Cindy + Me, is slated for release in June via Lucky Number. 

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