Late Nights/Bad Decisions
Street: 09.10
Cavedoll = King Niko + Icky Blossoms
The truth is these guys make some very scrappy dance tunes—half of the songs pulsate with darkness and a little bit of raw romance, but in each case, dark or not, the song is dominated by lead singer Ransom Wydner’s vocals. Wydner has a talented voice, but it’s too clean and strong, practically Broadway worthy. That’s a compliment, but it’s a bit too distinct and secretly joyful for the feel of Cavedoll’s songs. If the band decides to pursue an R&B to pop crossover sound as demonstrated on “Just Tonight,” then everything’s a perfect fit. In fact, that single tune is done well enough to receive national radio airplay (and hopefully it does). –Justin Gallegos