Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Cavo Looks at a New Beginning with 'Bridges'

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Cavo Looks at a New Beginning with 'Bridges'

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It has been way too long since we've heard from St. Louis rock band Cavo, which hit the top 10 nationally in 2009 with "Champagne," from its Warner Bros. album "Bright Nights, Dark Days."

After "Bright Nights, Dark Days," Cavo went the independent route with its 2012 album "Thick as Thieves," on the New York-based Eleven Seven Music.

After "Thick as Thieves" ran its course, the band was out of the spotlight until now. Cavo is back with a Fan Appreciation Show on Friday at the Ready Room, and has a new album in tow: the crowd- funded "Bridges."

For Cavo, it's like a new beginning.

"It's scary and exciting," says singer Casey Walker. "It's like the very first time we were signed, the first time we put out an album. It's like a rebirth of Cavo. I'm nervous for people to hear it, but I've never been more excited. I'm extremely proud of the album."

Being away from the scene for so long has something to do with the nervousness. "Our manager says it doesn't matter how long you're gone. It's about what you're coming back with."

"We didn't want to just make another Cavo record," Walker says.

He says he in no way wants to bash the first two Cavo records, but "Bridges" is more honest.

" 'Bright Eyes was us growing up getting our feet wet in music," he says. "We wrote that record, got attention, got signed and toured. 'Thick as Thieves' felt rushed felt like we settled for things. But it was a great record with great highlights. A lot of times on 'Thieves' they were telling me to scream more, to make it more heavy. I don't want to scream. I'm a singer."

He adds that focus this time was placed on the most important things: "the song, the melody and the groove."

The album was a long time in the making. After "Thick as Thieves," Cavo decided to tour on the 2012 "Carnival of Madness" trek with Chevelle, Evanescence, Halestorm and others, but there was a hitch: Drummer Chad Laroy wanted out. …

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