Shantel Mitchell for NPR
The Cave Singers performs at the 2011 Newport Folk Festival.
The Cave Singers performs at the 2011 Newport Folk Festival. Shantel Mitchell for NPR
The Cave Singers' roots sprawl into the realm of dark rock — including the band Pretty Girls Make Graves — but its members' newer material swims in the murky waters of rustic Americana. Here's hoping the 2011 Newport Folk Festival booked a charter plane from the Pacific Northwest to Newport, R.I., because The Cave Singers' members are among the many Newport players to haunt that region. But the group has a sound all its own, informed as much by the Greenwich Village folk scene as it is by rural-minded nostalgia and the unkempt beardedness of, say, Fleet Foxes. The Cave Singers' new album is titled No Witch.