My name is Vincent Cacchione, I was born and raised in Hawthorne, NJ. I got my first guitar in 1995, I was 12 years old. I had been begging my parents for a guitar for about 2 years, and I was getting denied left and right. I finally gave up hope and asked for a CD player for my birthday. I got home from school that day and poked around the house looking for the gift, it was nowhere to be found, I thought I had been dissed, my dad tapped me on the shoulder and told me to get in the car. He drove me to Victor’s House of Music in Ridgewood, NJ that day and bought me a black Fender Strat. It completely changed my life. I’ve been writing and recording music under lots of different guises since that day.
Caged Animals started after I got hit by a truck while driving my old car in Manhattan about a year ago. I was working a weed delivery job and spent my afternoons racing all around town getting single 30 somethings stoned. The car got badly bruised and instead of putting any work into fixing it, I got a new computer and started making as much mind-fucked pop music as I could. Prior to that I was working primarily on an old 8 track and a variety of 4 tracks, so having the computer really opened the possibilities of making a lot of work fast, which is exactly what I like to do. Caged Animals S/T came out of that period. Right now I’m working on the second record, which is going to be a lot different from the first. For the last 7 months I’ve been experimenting with cutting up funk breaks and using an 808 to build beats. My sound and style are always evolving, I’m psyched to continue exploring and document it all.
Probably the most esoteric thing I can mention is that I like to paint my toe nail. Just the big toe on my right foot. Nobody really knows that but you and me.
I like girls that look Eskimo and guys that look like conquistadors.
This is the video for Pink People from “S/T,” the song kinda embodies my schizo-ness as succinctly as possible, so the director Johan Hesselgren Von Evi and my friend Danielle Cirilli (who is a make-up artist and stylist) really tried to create the video out of that image.
Caged Animals – Pink People
DNA – Blonde Red Head
It’s DNA doing “Blonde Redhead” from the Downtown 81 movie. This for me best represents the sort of mania and chaos of being an artist in NYC. DNA had it right. They didn’t even take the time to organize their feelings and ideas, they just spewed out the music from their hands and throats like it was lava. That encapsulates the city really well for me.
My most recent musical obsession has been Burial. I got Untrue about a year and a half ago and that record completely overtook my affections. This is probably my favorite song on the record but it’s kind of a toss-up.
MP3: Burial – Archangel [last.fm]
We’re Playing with Friends/Le Sphinxx/Ferocious Fucking Teeth/Greatest Hits(DJset) tonight! Nov 27th at 8:00pm – 11:30pm at The Silent Barn, 915 Wyckoff Ave, Ridgewood, NY.
It’s always interesting to try to decipher the sound changes an act goes through as its releases pile up, the romantics would say that the Chronicles of sounds is a manifestation of a deeper changes in conceptions and perceptions, I tend to favor the “exploring” manoeuvre, and even more so trial and error and randomness. It’s clear that Caged Animals had turned to a much darker hues than in “Pink People” in its latest “Warped Souls”, I’m intrigued to find out what’s the talented dude is going to serve us next. Follow Caged Animals on—> Tumblr | Myspace| Bandcamp.
Modern Lovers- She Cracked
MP3: Lee Noble – Valley View [Myspace]
Terror Bird – Shadows In The Hall
by Moduli TV.
MP3: Technicolor Yawn – La Cicatrice (feat. Caged Animals) MP3: Technicolor Yawn- When you think of me, know that I am flying [Bandcamp]
Mux Mool – Hog Knuckles