Cashes Rivers

Cashes Rivers

 Des Moines, Iowa, USA
BandRockSinger/Songwriter

It’s the voice of singer/songwriter Cashes Rivers that immediately pulls you in. It’s sad and mournful and aching, but also hopeful and sweet. After that voice, though, you get poignant lyrics, lush instrumentation, horns and layered keys with electronic beats that leave you wistful, wanting more.

Biography

Born from the unused baby name of a friend, Cashes Rivers didn’t take long to grow up in Des Moines, Iowa. After only three local shows there was enough buzz over his ambitious first EP, The Trees Will Clap For Us, that Cashes Rivers was invited to play 2009’s Gross Domestic Product and share the stage with touring acts such as The Academy Is…, The Morning Benders, Miniature Tigers, The Annuals, local favorites The Envy Corps and The Nada’s. Cashes Rivers’ attention grabbing sound is crafted by singer songwriter Matthew Garcia who pulls from his family’s abject past and community’s warm embrace to form exuberantly life affirming songs with a keen sense of the realities and pitfalls of that life affirmed. The band’s multi-instrumental indie folk, which often touts a full brass and string section, takes the home grown approach of Neutral Milk Hotel, the bombast of Band of Horses, and the summer fun of Pavement.

Currently, Cashes Rivers is working with the Des Moines Music Coalition to increase the awareness of Midwest music, which included the playing 80/35 music festival held 2010 and 2011 with Spoon, Yo La Tengo, Girl Talk, Okkervil River, Of Montreal, and Modest Mouse. In 2009, the band signed with local do-gooders Aqui Estamos Records.

Cashes Rivers released his self-titled debut album on October 26, 2010. SInce the release, Cashes Rivers has chart on CMJ Top 200, made Alternative Press "100 Bands to Pay Attention to in 2011" and had songs such as "Atoms" appear on PBS Road Trip Nation. He looks forward to playing a town near you!

Lyrics

Tracks

Written By: Cashes Rivers

Our wooden homes we coveted burned down today
so ill pick it up and ive learned to deal with things that i haven’t delt with enough.
Its our simple clothing and our hairless bodies, its this lifestyle its full of loathing,
to touch your skin and feel alive again, to touch your skin and feel warmth again
I heard your favorite noise is that of approaching trains, you need a new hobby, such
tracks lead to jewelry, but when your young that pains seems adventurous, when your young that pain seems victorious
Its these little thing, that remind me im still the same
Its these little things, that remind me i haven’t changed.
I heard the chimneys lead to a better place so lets smoke them out till our dreams fall to the ground. Till the ash becomes part of our lungs.
i heard your favorite dream is that of approaching flames you mean the end of us, or the end of what they know of us cause in the end we’ll form a better dust.
We are not this kind of love where i teach you to grow up.
Its these little thing, that remind me im still the same
Its these little things, that remind me i haven’t changed.

Beep, Beep

Written By: Cashes Rivers

Hang up the phone the electricity has a voice of its own
and the dial tone hums a tone that reminds you of home
Well, its just the alcohol

(ooo)

When you have five lives your never afraid to die,
and mothers home late i wonder what kind of guy she went to find
Well, its just the alcohol

(ooo)

And if we answer to any one but you its a disaster,
lets Hang it over our heads.

Its Just the alcohol

Everyone says we have to dream real big, but when we get home we have to go to bed
just please remember me.

When It Rains

Written By: Cashes Rivers

Open the door lets peer into those eyes, into your eyes
And when the find us we will have formed new lives, we will have our own lives

And when you leave i use what i can to get through the moments
You are a constant you are lungs you make me breath when i refuse to go on

I love you more than myself

And when the sky turns black our sneakers will march in pairs
And when it rains my love, we cant help but, we cant help but laugh

As I Drift

Written By: Cashes Rivers

On the sunniest of days you question if I love you
and we can talk about it, or shout about it.

On the prettiest of nights, You drift while im still awake
And when i think about it I shout about it

And this bed, no it hasn’t felt the same
as you drift, im still awake, im still awake

And this bed, no it hasn’t felt the same
as you drift, im still awake, im still awake.

Our Boats

Written By: Cashes Rivers

With what choices we guide our boats with and when the sails up the wind it hones us
I can only envision your daydreams,

As I sit in the seat closest to the window the pressure it builds if we drown we wont know but i love the color of the ocean as fill us our eyes

You and me as it seems we will sink to the floor with underlying hopes we will be saved,
by the mean fisher man as they catch their pray from above as you catch our words in the form of bubbles, and i cant believe you still tease me with your blue lips and your algae dresses

We use to play with your older sister, and she fell a crush to me as a twister of emotions that we claimed wasn't jealousy.

As i sink like a stone stuck in the cold sand the widow of our hearts holds the thoughts back from remember that we were just children but it seemed like a good idea

You and me as it seems we will sink to the floor with underlying hopes we will be saved,
by the mean fisher man as they catch their pray from above as you catch our words in the form of bubbles, and i cant believe you still tease me with your blue lips and your algae dresses

Discography

"The trees will clap for us..." EP - March 2008.
"Cashes Rivers" - debut LP- October 2010