Caged Animals have released a new EP called ’The Overnight Coroner‘. It is a four-song EP accompanied by a 35 minute audio long-form short story. A unique combination of narrative writing and songwriting into a single package which, we believe, has never been done before.
“I walked in the door and found him sprawled out on the carpet; the cops were the first on the scene and his son (who I’d met the week before) looked up at me wordlessly. I was holding two D-sized tanks of Oxygen and a delivery slip that was never going to get signed. This was one of my departing memories from the year I spent working as a courier of Medical Oxygen in Staten Island, NYC.”
As far as dramatic openings go, it’s difficult to top this. Vincent Cacchione spent a year as a medical courier, spending his days working in extremely challenging situations and his nights pouring his feelings into music. The body of work that resulted from these experiences veered in two clear directions: The character-driven song structures which he has collected as The Overnight Coroner and the more spiritually tuned pop of second-album In The Land Of Giants, which was released Sept 13. This is country-influenced music for digital ears. You can stream the entire release below, read the story here and buy physically or digitally.