Philadelphia’s CARACARA have just released the music video for their single “Glacier,” premiering now via GoldFlakePaint magazine (watch below). This single, along with their earlier released “Revelatory,” come in advance of the full length record Caracara will be releasing later in the year. GoldFlakePaint says,
“Caracara have that ingrained ability to craft songs that feel both weighty and rousing, songs that leap between the light and dark with considered abandon, dragging the listener up in to their arms before throwing them back out in the real world, heart, guts, and all.”
Caracara began as a collaboration between Carlos Pacheco Perez and Sean Gill of Square Peg Round Hole and William Lindsay and George Legatos who had recently closed up shop as W. C. Lindsay. The idea was to make dynamic music that whispers as much as it screams. Harsh and dense mid ranges, blaring horns, romantic strings. Everything was a back and forth- George and Will had always played by feel and written by ear, while Carlos and Sean came from strict traditional conservatory backgrounds. They wanted their band to serve as a conversation between their respective histories. Caracara have already played several shows in the Philadelphia and New York areas, opening for bands like Mannequin Pussy, Grayling, Sinai Vessel and more.
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 debut LP (coming late 2017), alternating from shimmering indie to whispers of neo-folk before relishing in the cathartic push of post-rock. This fluidity introduces a band with no point of origin, built from the mysterious clamor of noise as much as they are inspired by it.
As a first draft of a legacy, Caracara has charted the path for less of a memoir and more an exploration of catharsis. The internal has flipped external, the personal has become universal, and all diverging travel patterns promise a different, evolving home.