St. Louis rockers Cavo have completed recording their upcoming album Thick as Thieves.
The album, their first with top independent rock label Eleven Seven Music, is set for release in early 2012.
Produced by Kato Khandwala (Blondie, Drowning Pool) David Bendeth (Paramore, Papa Roach, Breaking Benjamin) and Dan Korneff (All That Remains, My Chemical Romance), Thick as Thieves was recorded at House of Loud Studios in New Jersey.
The title track and first single impacted at rock radio last week. With immediate adds in Chicago, Phoenix, Kansas City, St. Louis and thirteen other markets, the powerful sophomore debut is off to a promising start. Cavo is currently planning a short radio promo tour in select markets, to be announced shortly.
The music video for “Thick as Thieves” premiered on Yahoo! last week and was directed by Frankie Nasso, who has directed videos for Chevelle, the RZA, HellYeah! and All That Remains,. The video features Cavo performing on a hi-rise rooftop in St. Louis. To watch the video, click HERE (www.youtube.com/cavomusic).
In anticipation of the Thick As Thieves release, Cavo is calling on its fans to help finalize their cover art, which will be a collage of candid band shots taken by fans. To participate, fans should upload their photos of the band here (http://www.cavomusic.com/photo.html). Artwork is set to be revealed in early December.
“Our fans have always been so important to us, and we wanted to do something to really include them in the process of making this new album,” comments singer Casey Walker. “We want to use their photos from our shows on the cover, which will truly allow them to be part of the fabric of Cavo. If it weren’t for the fans, we wouldn’t be here.”
Cavo experienced an incredible measure of success with its debut, 2009’s Bright Nights Dark Days, which yielded the No. 1 hit “Champagne.” The band’s rise to the top of the charts and subsequent touring nearly tore them apart, leaving their relationships with each other and as a unit in shreds. After a brief break and careful examination of their friendships and motives, Cavo decided to soldier on together.
Thick as Thieves is the band’s testament to their bond that was once broken and has now been rebuilt and even strengthened. The title track and first single showcases front man Casey Walker’s soaring vocals with a message furthering the notion that things are tighter than ever in the Cavo ranks.
The track listing is as follows:
- Thick as Thieves
- Give it Away
- Hold Your Ground
- Never Gonna Hurt
- War Within
- Last Day
- Southern Smile
Formed in St. Louis in 2002, Cavo is Chris Hobbs (guitar), Chad LaRoy (drums), Brian Smith (bass) and Casey Walker (vocals). The band’s last album, Bright Nights Dark Days, was released on Reprise Records in 2009 and sold over 120,00 albums and over 450,000 singles.
The album spawned two top 10 hits, “Champagne” (which reached #1) and “Crash (peaked at #6). Cavo has toured with Daughtry, Nickelback, Lifehouse, Shinedown among others.