In February of 2018, the members of Cave In gathered at their rehearsal space in Boston to work on material for their next record. It had been nearly seven years since their previous album, White Silence, had been released. But they’d been writing and rehearsing methodically, off and on, to craft a worthy follow-up. In that time, guitarist/vocalist Steve Brodsky had started prog-metal power trio Mutoid Man, drummer J.R. Conners and guitarist Adam McGrath started psych-punk outfit Nomad Stones, and bassist Caleb Scofield was busy with simian rock supergroup Old Man Gloom and his own band, Zozobra. After jamming all weekend with Cave In, Caleb got in his truck and drove home to New Hampshire. It was the last time his bandmates would ever see him.
“Now Is Here” is the latest offering from the band New Idea Society. Founding members / decades-long friends Mike Law (Wild Arrows, EUCLID) and Stephen Brodsky (Mutoid Man, Cave In) have joined forces with longtime New Idea Society drummer Alan Cage (Quicksand) and guest bass collaborator Brian Cook (Russian Circles, Botch, SUMAC) to release two newly recorded songs on Sargent House.
Never ones to take their craft too seriously, larger-than-life power trio Mutoid Man are flaunting their comedic and musical chops with a cover of the Tom Jones classic “She’s A Lady.” Putting their own cheeky spin on the tune, “She’s A Mutoid Lady” is a delightful addition to the group’s impressive catalog. Listen to the spectacular “She’s A Mutoid Lady” in full via YouTube.