Utne Reader is proud to premiere 'Electric Bass" from The Caribbean's new album, Moon Sickness, out Feb. 18.
Dave and Michael took a few minutes to share the band's vital stats:
Band name: The Caribbean
Hailing from: Washington, DC
Band members and their instruments: Michael Kentoff sings, plays guitar; Matthew Byars plays drums, bass, found sounds; Dave Jones plays guitar, synthesizers. (On "Electric Bass," Don Campbell plays electric bass, Antoine Sanfuentes plays drums, and Christopher Porterfield of Field Report plays some guitar.)
Describe your music in 1-5 words: From Washington City Paper: Something else or all of the above.
Favorite song when you were four: The Fifth Dimension's "Up, Up, and Away"
Dave: "Time travel coupled with invisibility."
Michael: "They didn't ask you to name two best superpowers."
Dave: "The history nerd in me finds this coupling irresistible."
Favorite thing about making Moon Sickness: Peace in the valley.
Where can we get it? Hometapes (label), also on Amazon, Insound.com, and iTunes