Caustic Casanova is a loud, heavy rock band from Washington, DC that has learned the power of constant motion. Since 2013 they’ve practiced and toured tirelessly, showcasing their brands of “absurdly muscled uber-psyche” (Indy Week Raleigh) and “beautiful aural assault” (KnowYourScene) all across North America while releasing new music regularly, with no intention of slowing down.
After forming as teenagers at the College of William and Mary in 2005 and recording several albums and EPs there and in DC, Caustic Casanova found itself at a critical juncture in 2012 following the departure of the band’s original guitarist. The rhythm section of drummer/vocalist Stefanie Zaenker and bassist/vocalist Francis Beringer wanted to play even heavier, more experimental music in the vein of Rush and the Melvins, and wanted to tour relentlessly, but weren’t sure if they could find a guitar player who would match their ambition. After a few sets as a bass/drum duo, rounds of guitar player auditions finally yielded the missing element to the new Caustic Casanova, longtime fan, friend and all-around six string wizard Andrew Yonki.
In Andrew’s four years with the band, the rejuvenated Caustic Casanova has played hundreds of shows, doing all their own booking in DC and throughout North America, with plans for more touring throughout the world. Even a life-threatening wrist and back injury to drummer Stefanie Zaenker barely curtailed the band’s forward momentum. The CC was back rehearsing less than three months after her second round of surgeries, recorded a 7″ (Pantheon: Vol 1) and a full-length (Breaks), and was back on another full US tour within the year.
What kind of music has Caustic Casanova made since opening for sludge rock titans Kylesa in 2014 and signing to their eclectic label Retro Futurist? Their relentlessly intense live show has earned plenty of notoriety, and their 2015 LP Breaks has garnered much praise for its uniquely diverse take on heavy.
Caustic Casanova is releasing their second 7 inch, Pantheon: Vol 2, on September 8th. It features original song “Lord Pinto” and a theremin/guitar/noise freakout cover of the Melvins’ classic “Cow.” Catch them on a coast-to-coast US tour in October!
Fall Tour Dates:
9/30 – Dayton, OH @ Blind Bob’s **
10/1 – Canton, OH @ Buzzbin **
10/2 – Peoria, IL @ Redbarn **
10/3 – Chicago, IL @ The Burlington **
10/4 – Minneapolis, MN @ TBA **
10/5 – Lawrence, KS @ Replay Lounge **
10/6 – Denver, CO @ Streets of London **
10/7 – Colorado Springs, CO @ Triple Nickel Tavern **
10/8 – Albuquerque, NM @ Burt’s Tiki Lounge **
10/9 – Tucson, AZ @ TBA **
10/10 – Tempe, AZ @ Yucca Tap Room
10/11 – San Diego, CA @ The Tower Bar
10/12 – Los Angeles, CA @ Silverlake Lounge
10/14 – Reno, NV @ Shea’s Tavern
10/15 – San Francisco, CA @ Hemlock Tavern
10/17 – Portland, OR @ TBA
10/19 – Seattle, WA @ Victory Lounge
10/20 – Kalispell, MT @ TBA
10/21 – Great Falls, MT @ The Back Alley Pub