Cashes Rivers is an indie-rock outfit from Des Moines, Iowa. They are powered by singer songwriter Matthew Garcia, who has a knack for writing affecting songs about the power of love and of simply living life. They have shared the stage with acts like The Morning Benders, The Academy Is…, The Annuals and Miniature Tigers in roughly two years’ existence.
“As I Drift” is an interesting introduction to the band, as it’s the first single and the first song on its self-titled debut full-length. It begins as a gently strummed tune about learning to trust another’s affection as genuine. And then just more than a minute in, the song turns into an gritty electric guitar-fest, perhaps to symbolize that emotional boiling point that Garcia’s lyrics point to. From there, it’s a pretty fun rock-and-roll ride.
Having listened to the album, set for an October 26 release date on Aqui Estamos Records, I can say that Garcia’s talents really are impressive, and the record is a really solid debut. Check out “As I Drift” here.
“As I Drift” By Cashes Rivers (From Cashes Rivers, out October 26 on Aqui Estamos Records)