U.K. indie-pop phenom Cavetown has release his latest project, squares / y 13 on Sire Records, an interpolation of the Minecraft soundtrack composed by German musician Daniel Rosenfeld, better known as C418. Taking inspiration from the world of Minecraft – which he found comfort in throughout a difficult past year – the ethereal two-track bundle is accompanied by an equally soothing 17-minute visual created by Cavetown and his friends within the game.
“Minecraft is a game that really got me through a difficult year and was the reason I met some amazing people who I would now consider my dearest friends,” Cavetown explains. “The soundtrack is addictive, and I felt inspired to create my own lyrics and instrumentation based on some of my favourite C418 compositions. The friends I made through Minecraft all helped out with what turned out to be more of a short film than a music video, and I am so proud of what we put together!! The whole project wouldn’t exist without a deeply distressing time in my life. I survived another lap around the sun thanks to these songs, the video, my friends, and one very special game.”
Cavetown also recently announced his nearly sold-out 2022 U.S. headline tour, featuring support from Tessa Violet and Addison Grace. Kicking off on March 22nd in Buffalo, NY, the 20+ date run will make stops in major markets across the country, including Boston, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Nashville, to name a few. Tickets are on sale now at www.cave.town/shows.
Stay tuned for more to come from Cavetown in 2022.
CAVETOWN 2022 TOUR DATES
March 22 Buffalo, NY Town Ballroom
March 24 Boston, MA House of Blues (SOLD OUT!)
March 25 New York, NY Terminal 5
March 26 Philadelphia, PA The Fillmore
March 28 Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live!
March 30 Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle (SOLD OUT!)
April 1 Orlando, FL House of Blues (SOLD OUT!)
April 2 Atlanta, GA Tabernacle (SOLD OUT!)
April 5 Dallas, TX The Factory
April 7 Tempe, AZ Marquee Theatre
April 8 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Palladium
April 9 San Diego, CA SOMA
April 12 Berkeley, CA UC Theatre (SOLD OUT!)
April 13 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
April 15 Portland, OR Crystal Ballroom (SOLD OUT!)
April 16 Seattle, WA The Neptune Theatre (SOLD OUT!)
April 18 Salt Lake City, UT Rockwell at The Complex
April 19 Denver, CO The Fillmore
April 21 Minneapolis, MN Varsity Theater (SOLD OUT!)
April 22 Minneapolis, MN Varsity Theater (SOLD OUT!)
April 23 Chicago, IL Riviera Theatre (SOLD OUT!)
April 24 Detroit, MI The Fillmore
April 26 St. Louis, MO The Pageant
April 27 Nashville, TN Brooklyn Bowl
April 29 Cleveland, OH Agora Theatre
April 30 Pittsburgh, PA Roxian Theater (SOLD OUT!)