Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Cavedoll's Camden on the COLBERT REPORT!

Or at least a picture of him from the neck down... NO kidding. Watch the clip and at around 2:15 you will see a picture of Camden with Al Roker's face superimposed onto the body. Very funny...

This is from a photo shoot from around 3 years ago he did with Daniel Arsenault. The skin tone has been darkened a little to match Al's, but there's not doubt... HA!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008


New Cavedoll album: ROBOT LOVE: SCENE 1

This album features the single '45 Minute Dance Party' as well as 12 electro covers of songs from artists such as Blur, Outkast, Bird and the Bee, PJ Harvey, Tori Amos, Radiohead, Nirvana, Flaming Lips, RATM, XTC, Jane's Addiction, and Sonic Youth.

It is available now on iTunes and other digital music stores and at CdBaby:

New Cavedoll album: REBOOT.1

This album features remixes from DJ's and electronic artists from all over the world. The first in a series of three remix albums.

It is available now on iTunes and other digital music stores and at CdBaby:

New Cavedoll album: REBOOT.2

This album features remixes from DJ's and electronic artists from all over the world. The second in a series of three remix albums.

It is available now on iTunes and other digital music stores and at CdBaby:

New Cavedoll album: REBOOT.3

This album features remixes from DJ's and electronic artists from all over the world. The third in a series of three remix albums.

It is available now on iTunes and other digital music stores and at CdBaby:

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

New review of NO VERTIGO

Cavedoll "No Vertigo"

Record Label: Kitefishing Records
Genre: Indie
Band Link:
Buy on

Cavedoll are an amazing story. They're this band I haven't heard until now, and not only have they blown me away by this album, but check this out: They release music NONSTOP. They've so far released 10 albums in 2008, and a search on Amazon brings up over a dozen different releases, the oldest from 2007. Even Frank Zappa wasn't this prolific, and half his output was random studio noodling.

I've only heard this album so far, but it's a gem. Some of the album is a poppy blend of Casio-fueled dance-punk and fuzzy psych-rock; some more is shoegazer indie, but upbeat. Think Blur meets Bloc Party. But there is a current of off-kilter garagy quirkiness throughout their music, reminding me a little of Starlight Mints. On top of all that, the singer has a New Romantic voice and there are occasionally ethereal female vox, adding some ribbons of velevety 80s soft-goth.

With a band this prolific, I expect their albums might veer in different directions, and I've heard they've put out some purely electronica CDs, some acoustic folk stuff, etc. But on the strength of "No Vertigo", I am completely intrigued and going to seek out more. This is a solid, interesting, textual indie-pop album that has impressed me the way Blur, Dandy Warhols, and Brian Jamestown Massacre have impressed others.


Notable Tracks: Decoder, The Shadow, Leaking Out The Nose, Full Of Awe, Even When I Hate You
Overall Rating: 4.5 stars
Reviewer: Adam Coozer

Friday, May 23, 2008

New track from BEAM UP

The Gleaning

Fresh new dubstep track from Brian May, aka BEAM UP, straight out of Australia. Brian's a top quality producer involved with a wide range of musical projects and can be found at: Check him out!


Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Cavedoll Interview

There will be a feature/interview on Cavedoll on this week. Check it out at if you are interested.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

New Band: The Last Seen


The Last Seen... from Denver, CO. In your face, intelligent, rock with dare I say it... a bit of Billy Idol swagger. Maybe, maybe not, but I definitely like the attitude on this track. The drummer is just tearing your face off on the verses, but manages to change it up beautifully on the chorus to a sweet dance beat. The vocals have a lovely edge-y, desperate quality to them that I really enjoy. Overall, really well produced and rockin'.

RIYL: The Killers, The Bravery, The Rapture, Drive Like Jehu.

[ Side-note: wanna play with these guys in Denver ; )

New Band: The Luxury


SEVEN STORIES (MC Hangover Remix)

The Luxury... from Boston, MA. Check out their rockin' single Seven Stories and the equally hot remix by MC Hangover.

The Luxury combine solid song-writing, excellent production, and catchy, thought-provoking lyrics with a bit of brit-pop attitude. They remind me slightly of postal service/ death cab for cutie meets 90's Brit-rock ala Verve, Stone Roses, and the Charlatans maybe? At the end of the day they're probably more upbeat and rocking than all of those bands though.

The Remix is hot too...

Cavedoll on

Cavedoll on 'Second Stage', May 8, 2008 - Cavedoll is prolific, almost to the point of absurdity. The neo-new wave group from Salt Lake City, UT has released 13 albums in the past year, with a total of ten albums due out in 2008. At the root of it all is the hyper-active imagination of frontman, producer and multi-instrumentalist Camden Chamberlain. For Cavedoll's latest release, No Vertigo, Chamberlain and the rest of his band serve up a hip-shaking burst of feel-good energy, inspired by '80s synth pop, electronica and punk.

The album opens with the infectious and explosive "Decoder," with a driving synth bass groove and Chamberlain's crooning voice singing, "you know you want it!"

"'Decoder' was inspired by the big, dancey mash of music I was listening to at the time, spanning several decades," says Chamberlain. "The lyrics and music are meant to reflect the over-sexed mindset of someone who is caught up in the speed and chaos of modern city life."

No Vertigo takes a slightly darker, Cure-like tone on songs like "Cut in Half" and "Soma E Coup," while tracks like "The Past That Was" and "Now Is Our Time" are quieter and more introspective. But the urge to dance is still there.

"In my teens and early 20s I immersed myself in such a wide array of styles from avant-garde jazz to middle eastern folk to hardcore to emo to IDM," says Chamberlain. "When browsing the Cavedoll catalogue you'll hear all of those influences reflected in some form or another."

Among the Cavedoll albums due out this year is what Chamberlain calls a "strictly electronic album of covers of mostly '90s alternative songs," from artists like Janes Addiction, Sonic Youth and Tori Amos.

Camden's wife, Vanessa Angulo Chamberlain, shares lead-vocal duties in Cavedoll, and co-produces the music. For live performances they're joined by Janet Marie Chotia on bass, Allison Martin on keys, and Ryan Petersen on drums.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

New review of NO VERTIGO in Beyond Race Magazine

“Cavedoll's new album No Vertigo – one of ten albums released this year by the band – is a brilliant melding of different genres that represents the band perfectly. Depending on who's singing lead – Camden Chamberlain or his wife Vanessa – the sound can sway anywhere between an electro-B-52's or an indie-pop Bowie. The songs are up-beat and danceable most of the time but tend to have a dark, Cure-like undertone as well. Camden's dark croon is similar to the distinct drone of Interpol's Paul Banks. Juxtaposed with Vanessa's feminine presence, the dual vocals add another layer to the songs.

Standout track "Taste Like a Hurricane" is the cream of the dance-pop crop, with Vanessa's sugary vocals and an up-beat chorus over simple yet effective synth beats. The influences are evident but don't mistake them for a tribute band. Cavedoll are definitely innovative enough to stand their ground.”
-Janine Rizak, Beyond Race Magazine

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

New Cavedoll remix by XSAY

The Lost and Found (XSAY remix)

Check it! I love this one. Has a nice hypnotic quality to it. Remix albums will be coming out this summer.

XSAY on Myspace


artwork by FACA

New music by THE BUDDA CAKES


BUDDA CAKES!!! (not my favorite group name, but he's REALLY cute so we'll forgive him). Very fabulous...and nuts.. He's giving away the entire album for free it seems, so get it while it's hot. This music, for me, has a certain indescribable magic or charm that is lacking in so much music that I hear.

The lyrics are clever, the vocals, rich and textural, the accordian...sounds cool again (did it ever?)...and it definitely has some lovely british swank going for it.

Recommended if you like: The Beatles, early Pink Floyd, Blur, Hawksley Workman, The Talking Heads, etc.

Upcoming Events

Hi Folks, A few Cavedoll shows this month...

...this Wednesday! (April 30th)
Come out to Club Bricks (21 and over) and hear me DJ some brand new Cavedoll material.
Including new electro covers of songs by Jane's Addiction, Radiohead, Tori Amos, Flaming Lips, Sonic Youth, Rage Against the Machine, Blur, PJ Harvey, and more!

Saturday, May 3rd The Factory (Logan) ALL AGES
w/ Bring Your Guns

Friday, May 16th The TRAPP DOOR (21 and over)
w/ Simple Shelter (Revolting Cocks lead singer)
*Tickets are $7 the night of the show and $5 if you pre-order them. Email me for pre-sale tickets.

Sunday, May 18th Kilby Court ( ALL AGES)
w/ SLAJO, 7:30pm

Friday May 30th, ABG's in Provo (21 and over)
w/ Digital Lov


Tuesday, April 8, 2008

These are the Covers we played on KRCL! ENJOY KIDS!!!

Cornflake Girl-Cavedoll

Karma Police-Cavedoll


Not a Side Show with Circus Brown

Not only did Circus Brown win a Salt Lake City Weekly Best of award he is a really sweet and cute guy. I only got one side view picture of him while we were there, 'cause I didn't want to seem like a weirdo. I have a problem taking pictures in public. It is strange. I went to New York in 2001 before 9/11 and was right on top of the World Trade Center and didn't take one picture. I am crazy. I actually didn't take any pictures the whole time I was there. No evidence I guess. Below is the evidence of a good time at KRCL.

We got there at around 9:30pm. Met Circus officially. I had seen him at shows, but hadn't properly introduced myself. Like I said before, he is really sweet. So many thank yous and he likes our music, and plays us when we aren't even there in his face. Hehehe. We set up our equipment with the help of Connery the engineer.

We were going to play our three songs, chat and play our unreleased tracks. There was a technically difficulty and we weren't getting any sound through our headphones. This was a real problem and poor Connery had to figure out how to fix it. After a lot of tinkering and an hour later he fixed it. Some people record that way with a full band through headphones, but I never have and it was like being in a bubble of music. I could only really hear myself, so I was hoping that what I was doing was lining up with everyone else. I think it did, I haven't gotten a chance to hear the whole radio show.

During the whole tinkering session Circus played one of our covers we did, "Cornflake Girl" by Tori Amos. I was disappointed because we didn't get to talk about it or spotlight it. I don't think he even mentioned who it was, which is cool he was very busy. Well it was us. That song was the first song I ever performed with a band. I did it when I was a junior in high school with my brother Denson and Matt Farnsworth for the prom assembly. I was nominated for prom queen from the drama club, but alas too rockin' to win. I got in trouble for my dance moves and my belly shirt. The filth!

After we played we did a little "interview." I was tired and nervous and didn't know what to say. I just said "thanks for having us," and such. Camden was great, he plugged our upcoming show in Logan on the 3rd of May and the show on May 16th with Simple Shelter at the Trapp Door. That show will be great. I have tickets for $7 if anyone needs one, just comment and I will get it to you. Then Circus played our cover of "Karma Police," by Radio Head. It was so nice to hear it big. That is a beautiful song and a lot of people hold it dear. It was a cover done with great care that is for sure. When Camden gets home I will have him posted the MP3s of both, so if you didn't hear them on the radio you can hear them here. Ta-Da!

It was a good time overall and we can't wait do it again. Hopefully without the glitches. Poor Connery. Thanks again to Circus and Connery for having us. I can really see why you are the BEST!

Friday, April 4, 2008

Live Photos by Mike Terry

Mike Terry is the most talented photographer for the Deseret News here in Utah. He is also a great person. These are some shots that he took for us at a Bar Deluxe show. That show was so cold. They had the fans on and I swear the air conditioning. Mike's photos make us look way cool. He is so brilliant and has such a good eye that even the smeary fast photos are beautiful. There were 400 pictures taken, so these are just the ones that I personally like best. Enjoy and Thanks Mike!