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BODDICKER | Big Lionhearted and the Gallant Man out now!


Big Lionhearted and the Gallant Man
At 16 years old, Caleb Boddicker recorded a 22-track demo in the bedroom of his parent’s house in Mississippi. He was a sophomore in high school at the time and sold the demo online as a means of funding his future college education. He managed to sell over 1000 copies to fans that were lucky enough to stumble across that gem of a record. In October of 2006, Boddicker entered Engine Studios in Chicago for a 3-week recording session. The result is nothing short of a masterpiece. Boddicker’s gift of writing simple, yet powerful songs, combined with Brian Deck’s (Modest Mouse, Iron & Wine) production brilliance, culminated into a mind-blowing piece of work. The songs bounce from genre to genre, providing a glimpse into Boddicker’s erratic perception of the world.

The Antiques

Nicknames and Natives
The Antiques’ newest album, Cicadas, was produced by Scott Solter (Mountain Goats, Okkervil River, Two Gallants) this past June at Solter’s home studio in rural North Carolina. This new record also brought about some changes for the band themselves as they parted ways with long-time drummer Chris Good and added lead guitarist Ryan Crego, whose Isaac Brock-esque flair along with Solter’s exotic instrument collection and encouragement of experimentation led to a modern classic rock album which sees The Antiques shed their skin and emerge as a truly great rock and roll band for the ages.




Calico Horse (formerly The Clock Work Army)
A Catalyst For Change
With the new lineup, the lengthy studio sessions, and the metamorphosis of Emily’s song writing, it seems only fitting that The Clock Work Army was laid to rest. What started as the Clock Work sessions at Pall Jenkins studio became Calico Horse, and it makes perfect sense. Emily has grown and so has her sound. And with the help of seasoned musicians rounding out the Calico Horse lineup, only good things can happen in the future. Following the May 2008 release of the Calico Horse album, we’ll see them hit the road and win over fans with a nationwide tour. Without even the release of an album, they are already building relationships with bands and venues, opening for indie behemoths Helio Sequence, Yeasayer, MGMT, The Black Heart Procession, Dead Meadow, and Beach House, which will no doubt make the monumental scope of a national tour seem a bit more manageable.

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Apologies to those in the LA area that were planning on seeing The Antiques at Silverlake Lounge on the 20th. That show has been cancelled (for good reason!) because the guys will be in SF for the final mixing of their upcoming record Season to Season Recordings, Volume I.

Live updates! Check out the shows page for upcoming shows with such greats as Helio Sequence and Dead Meadow! Also a big thanks to all those who made it out to the Calico show with Yeasayer and MGMT, what a great night it was!