Rather than signalling a new direction, the new, earthier sound was a logical progression from his punk roots. The release of acclaimed debut album, ‘Here’s What You Should Do’, confirmed this was an artist equally comfortable mixing up pop, indie and alt-country to create something fresh. Never one to shy away from putting the hard yards in, a steady stream of releases followed, with time even found for a successful foray into electronica with side-project, Floormodel. Still wearing his heart on his sleeve and fiercely independent, the release of new album, ‘Try to be Here’ promises to win over a new raft of fans, as well as provide a convenient jumping on point for any who may have lapsed. The trademark pop sensibility burns as bright as ever, but the lyrics are sure to connect with his loyal fan-base, confirming him as a man in thrall to his family and comfortable in his own skin.
Upbeat and warm, ‘Try to be Here’ represents another urgent step forward. Back with a band once again and showcasing his strongest material yet, this is the sound of Jeff Caudill in his natural environment and at the top of his game. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ “If you’re a fan of American bands such as The Replacements, REM and The Lemonheads, you’ll find something here for you” – Whisperin’ and Hollerin’ “Some of our best singer-songwriters come from long-standing rock bands, Caudill’s career is just starting” – Mean Street Magazine "Caudill comes through with winning, heart-on-sleeve urgency and sincerity" – Los Angeles Times “Caudill's trump-card is his ability to craft instantly memorable songs that swing with an outrageously catchy hook.” – Joyzine “The second coming of [Michael] Stipe.” – San Diego Troubadour “He just takes a simple song, gives it the right vocal treatment, leaves out the superfluous and serves up a fine performance time after time.” – Americana U.K. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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