Thursday, August 3, 2023
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm (Doors open 6:00 pm)
Rumsey Playfield, Manhattan 10021
The Bittersweet Daze tour is coming to SummerStage with LGBTQ activist, singer, and songwriter Cavetown (Robin Skinner). His latest album, “worm food,” features a collaboration with rock band Pierce The Veil’s Vic Fuentes. He’s received praise from The New York Times and was dubbed a “bedroom pop sensation” by Rolling Stone.
The follow-up to his 2021 EP Man’s Best Friend, worm food arrives as Cavetown’s latest full-length since his major-label debut Sleepyhead, a 2020 release that inspired NME to hail him as a “bedroom- pop hero building worldwide community.” As with all his output, Skinner produced the album on his own at his home studio, holing up in his garage and infusing his understated alt-pop with a powerful new vitality. “All these songs were written with the live set in mind, which I hadn’t thought about much before,” notes Skinner, who performs live with a full band. “It was fun to imagine how something might come to life onstage, and to think about how I might interact with the audience at different moments.” But while worm food encompasses a more expansive sound than his past work, each track sustains the raw sincerity that’s earned admiration from the likes of The 1975 and found him collaborating with such acclaimed artists as chloe moriondo and beabadoobee (who recently teamed up with Cavetown for his early-2022 release “Fall In Love With A Girl”).
The YouTuber-turned-songwriter will be joined by veritable viral TikTok hitmakers mxmtoon, Ricky Montgomery, and grentperez.