"... the four-piece exhibits caustic riffage allying Sleep, the mathematical prowess of Karp and a brute force comparable to the heydays of Harvey Milk, but with zero shortage of originality. Grooving between beautiful and bloodthirsty, this band is a true triumph in Southern sludge" (see review #2)


caltrop strives to create music that exhibits a respect for their influences, challenges their individual musicianship, and balances each members distinct stylistic presence with the desire to blend history with new direction. the result is a dynamic sound entrenched in a heavy and low rolling rhythm with expressive vocals surrounded by a soaring instrumental voice; a revitalizing live performance exacting a combination of time signatures both pleasantly demanding of the listener and simplistic in their movement and flow.

caltrop is a collaborative writing experience that involves the interpretation of perspective without ascendancy; a balance where individual styles can be noted without the disjointed effect of a less experienced group. each member has placed the importance of this band above other aspects of life, sacrificing opportunity for the feeling of blowing away a room.

caltrop has recorded & self released an ep, self booked multiple semi-national tours, and has just completed a full length recording with acclaimed producer and engineer brian paulson (slint, jesus lizard, the wedding present, dinasour jr, beck).


2005 self titled self released ep (see reviews).

2007 full length recording with acclaimed producer and engineer brian paulson; to be released by somebody.

Set List

no covers.

35 minutes selected from 2 hrs of original material.