Music

Pay. Attention. To. Caracara.

March 8, 2019

Philadelphia’s Caracara and Grammy-nominated producer Will Yip will make their collaborative debut with Better, an ambitious new EP that immediately calls to mind the grandiose nature of bands like The National, Explosions In The Sky, and Bon Iver. Its title track is out today; featuring guest vocals fromMarisa Dabice of the band Mannequin Pussy, it’s a song that represents everything that vocalist/guitarist William Lindsay set out to create the day this band was formed.

“We all share a common bond in that it's our goal to create lush and monumental moments with our music,” Lindsay explains of the band’s dynamic and formidable approach to songwriting.

Joined by Carlos Pacheco-Perez, George Legatos and Sean Gill, the music on both theBetter EP and their 2017 debut, Summer Megalith, feels effortlessly magnificent; Pitchfork even heralded the latter as “some of the most immediately cathartic indie rock of recent times.”


Better is out March 29 digitally and April 14 on vinyl via Yip’s own label, Memory Music.

Better is also home to two more new songs from Caracara, including the infectious“New Chemical Hades” that pulls straight from the band’s love of bands like Slowdive and M-83. Collectively, the sheer range that Caracara displays across these three tracks is more than enough to swiftly set them forth on a path far beyond the borders of Philadelphia.

photo by Ashley Gellman

Caracara has always had big dreams. 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, 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.

Since Summer Megalith was initially released, Caracara have performed alongside Pianos Become the Teeth (notable mostly due to the direct lyrical reference to the latter’s critically acclaimed album The Lack Long After), Spirit of The Beehive,Kississippi, Mannequin Pussy, Remo Drive, Special Explosion, American Please Club and more. Time well spent playing these songs on the road have carved out a clear path for Caracara to continue their exploration of catharsis well into their very promising future.

Music

Pay. Attention. To. Caracara.

March 8, 2019

Philadelphia’s Caracara and Grammy-nominated producer Will Yip will make their collaborative debut with Better, an ambitious new EP that immediately calls to mind the grandiose nature of bands like The National, Explosions In The Sky, and Bon Iver. Its title track is out today; featuring guest vocals fromMarisa Dabice of the band Mannequin Pussy, it’s a song that represents everything that vocalist/guitarist William Lindsay set out to create the day this band was formed.

“We all share a common bond in that it's our goal to create lush and monumental moments with our music,” Lindsay explains of the band’s dynamic and formidable approach to songwriting.

Joined by Carlos Pacheco-Perez, George Legatos and Sean Gill, the music on both theBetter EP and their 2017 debut, Summer Megalith, feels effortlessly magnificent; Pitchfork even heralded the latter as “some of the most immediately cathartic indie rock of recent times.”


Better is out March 29 digitally and April 14 on vinyl via Yip’s own label, Memory Music.

Better is also home to two more new songs from Caracara, including the infectious“New Chemical Hades” that pulls straight from the band’s love of bands like Slowdive and M-83. Collectively, the sheer range that Caracara displays across these three tracks is more than enough to swiftly set them forth on a path far beyond the borders of Philadelphia.

photo by Ashley Gellman

Caracara has always had big dreams. 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, 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.

Since Summer Megalith was initially released, Caracara have performed alongside Pianos Become the Teeth (notable mostly due to the direct lyrical reference to the latter’s critically acclaimed album The Lack Long After), Spirit of The Beehive,Kississippi, Mannequin Pussy, Remo Drive, Special Explosion, American Please Club and more. Time well spent playing these songs on the road have carved out a clear path for Caracara to continue their exploration of catharsis well into their very promising future.

Music

Pay. Attention. To. Caracara.

October 18, 2019

Philadelphia’s Caracara and Grammy-nominated producer Will Yip will make their collaborative debut with Better, an ambitious new EP that immediately calls to mind the grandiose nature of bands like The National, Explosions In The Sky, and Bon Iver. Its title track is out today; featuring guest vocals fromMarisa Dabice of the band Mannequin Pussy, it’s a song that represents everything that vocalist/guitarist William Lindsay set out to create the day this band was formed.

“We all share a common bond in that it's our goal to create lush and monumental moments with our music,” Lindsay explains of the band’s dynamic and formidable approach to songwriting.

Joined by Carlos Pacheco-Perez, George Legatos and Sean Gill, the music on both theBetter EP and their 2017 debut, Summer Megalith, feels effortlessly magnificent; Pitchfork even heralded the latter as “some of the most immediately cathartic indie rock of recent times.”


Better is out March 29 digitally and April 14 on vinyl via Yip’s own label, Memory Music.

Better is also home to two more new songs from Caracara, including the infectious“New Chemical Hades” that pulls straight from the band’s love of bands like Slowdive and M-83. Collectively, the sheer range that Caracara displays across these three tracks is more than enough to swiftly set them forth on a path far beyond the borders of Philadelphia.

photo by Ashley Gellman

Caracara has always had big dreams. 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, 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.

Since Summer Megalith was initially released, Caracara have performed alongside Pianos Become the Teeth (notable mostly due to the direct lyrical reference to the latter’s critically acclaimed album The Lack Long After), Spirit of The Beehive,Kississippi, Mannequin Pussy, Remo Drive, Special Explosion, American Please Club and more. Time well spent playing these songs on the road have carved out a clear path for Caracara to continue their exploration of catharsis well into their very promising future.