Caspian loosely formed in Autumn of 2003 in Beverly, Massachusetts, developing material through the first year of its existence, recording a demo in May 2004 and performing a small number of shows in late 2004 and early 2005, including a support for the Japanese post-rock band Mono. The band’s first performance took place at The Pickled Onion in Beverly, Massachusetts on August 26, 2004. At the time the band had not yet chosen the name Caspian and were looking for a vocalist.
On July 9, 2012 the band announced by their site/Facebook/Twitter the album title would be “Waking Season”. A teaser was also released on YouTube. At the end of the clip the release date only reads “Autumn 2012”. The release date was later confirmed to be September 21, 2012. Deluxe versions of the album came with a small music box and a note asking fans to “create the basis of a song”. The band promises to listen to all submissions and a lucky fan will have their submission be considered for a future track. A week before the album’s US release Spin.com posted a full stream of the album and called it “The Post Rock Album of the Year”.
In January 2005, the band signed with Dopamine Records, releasing a debut EP, You Are the Conductor in November 2005. This was followed, in January 2006, with the band’s first tour of the Northeast comprising 4 dates in New York, DC and Pittsburgh. In April and May 2006, the band embarked on its first full tour of the USA, reaching to the west coast and back. A hand pressed, limited edition (100 total) tour EP was released by the band in September 2006 on their 2nd full tour of the USA.
The band played a few shows before starting a 16 show run in support of Minus the Bear and Cursive. Upon completion of that string of dates the band headed to Europe touring from October 10th, through November 20th.
In February of 2013 the band set off on another massive North American tour in support of the newly released “Waking Season” with supporting acts, Native and Junius on a number of dates.
Caspian is available for corporate events, private shows, milestone celebrations (birthday, anniversary), fundraisers, festivals, and more.