Premiere: Cave States Debuts New Video For “Julie Says”
Julie Says EP Coming May 21st
By Caleb Campbell
Next week St. Louis folk trio Cave States are sharing their upcoming EP Julie Says. After releasing their 2016 sophomore record True Life the band returned to the studio to pen new material, returning in 2020 with their new EP The End Is Around The Corner. The band have since put together another EP of “Wilco-esque Americana,” now evolving their sound with samples and found sounds alongside their acoustic instrumentation and intertwined harmonies. Today, the band debut the new video for the EP’s title track, premiering with Under the Radar.
“Julie Says” breaks somewhat from the band’s Americana mold, now delivering some of Cave States’ most sweeping instrumentation yet. The melodies feel like they’d fit perfectly with a Phil Spector girl group and the band offers a towering instrumental presence to match. Hand-claps, dramatic shots of percussion, rich harmonies, and a gorgeous instrumental outro lend the track a moving grandeur. Yet, while the instrumental palette evokes romanticism the lyrics instead do the opposite, tracing a crumbling relationship.
As band member Danny Kathriner says, “The song ‘Julie Says’ is the gist of an actual verbal exchange I had with a friend years ago – albeit modified (here) for the sake of fitting into a song. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE