You don't need Merriam Webster to tell you that a band often equals best friends in business together. It starts off great, and everybody loves everybody. But then with success, things change. That's where the communication begins to break down; where punches get thrown; and where second albums are stunted. Band-of-brothers bonds are tested and often break before they bend. St. Louis, Missouri's Cavo experienced an incredible measure of accomplishment with its Reprise Records debut, 2009's Bright Nights Dark Days, which yielded the No. 1 single, "Champagne," and the Top 5 rock track, "Crash," and then found itself in the aforementioned position. The rise to the top of the charts nearly tore them apart, leaving their relationships with each other and as a unit tattered.
Cavo didn't experience anything different than that which most bands endure. Life on the road is where you learn about the people you are in a band with. You never truly know someone until you live with them, and when you are touring for two years non-stop, you live with your band mates 24/7/365. It's like a marriage, only intensified. Cavo singer Casey Walker acknowledged, "Even in a marriage, you don't actually see your wife for most of the day. When you're on tour with your band, you're away from each other for about as long as it takes to eat lunch. It never ends."
Obviously, this story has a happy ending, since the band has regrouped and is releasing their new album Thick as Thieves, on Eleven Seven Music. Those refreshed methodologies, coupled with the "strength-in-numbers attitude" helped produce this eleven song effort which trumps everything that came before it by a landslide.