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Caviar is an American rock band from Chicago, Illinois. The band was formed by former Fig Dish members Blake Smith (vocalist) and Mike Willison (bass). Having hired new members Dave Suh (guitars, also of the band Woolworthy) and Jason Batchko (drums), Caviar went to work on their self-titled LP through Island Records. The album failed to fuel large sales and Caviar did not record another album with Island. Now working alone, Caviar recorded and produced their next album The Thin Mercury Sound. The band was quickly picked up by Aezra/EMI, who released the album in 2004. Heavily influenced by artists from Echo and the Bunnymen to Lou Reed (of which a sample can be heard throughout the entirety of the song, Clean Getaway) to The Flaming Lips, Caviar unique sound covers multiple genres from pristine indie pop to decades old electronica.

Caviar members Blake Smith and Mike Willison, along with Local H frontman Scott Lucas, and Mick “Death” French, later formed the lineup for The Prairie Cartel.


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  • Alexandr1ne


    27 Nov 2013 Reply
  • TheArgoPirate

    Actually, according to their Myspace, the last time they logged in was 9/28/2004

    16 Nov 2009 Reply
  • glassjaw02

    Blake and Mike are working with Scott Lucas of Local H fame as The Prairie Cartel. Check them out. They also DJ around the Chicago area.

    1 Aug 2009 Reply
  • IRONICtypo

    actually, according to their myspace page, they have not broken up.

    31 Dec 2008 Reply
  • kimkegel

    Dance Gavin Dance whit Chino from Deftones is nice!!!

    25 Aug 2008 Reply
  • gadasiu

    I love Tangerine Speedo, and i have question - its Rock or Pop? ;>

    24 May 2008 Reply
  • pumpkin89

    Too bad Caviar wasn't able to be more popular. They rock. I always have to smile when listening to them. Great Stuff! Finally got a copy of Thin Mercury Sound. :)

    29 Feb 2008 Reply
  • chrissssstine

    They couldn't get the play time that they really wanted. All of them are still making music and hopefully we will see them again. A couple guys from Caviar are in the band The Prairie Cartel. You guys should check them out

    15 Oct 2007 Reply
  • BlaqkPhoenix


    14 Jul 2007 Reply
  • Teigh

    Sad to hear they broke up. They were so underrated.

    13 Apr 2007 Reply
  • prfsnlwannabe

    Anyone know why Caviar broke up? I've looked everywhere for info, and even their old site isn't up online anymore. It's really puzzling to me how there's a lack of info out there(online) as to why they broke up....

    15 Feb 2007 Reply

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