Caleb Caudle w/New Name-Your-Price EP

 

Five-song EP comes on the heels of
critically-acclaimed 2010 album.

 

By Fred
Mills

 

Blurt
faves Caleb Caudle & the Bayonets follow up last year’s mighty Snake River Canyon album with a new
five-songer, The West Salem Session EP, available now at their website as a pay-what-you-want download (high
quality MP3 or FLAC). This comes quickly on the heels of their special
Valentine’s Day release – “I Don’t Think Heaven Would Take Us (If It
Couldn’t Have Us Both)” – which is also available at the site. Both
releases can be previewed via streaming as well, so what are you waiting for?

 

Read our
review of the Winston Salem combo’s previous release right here.

 

A few
tidbits about this new goodie, gleaned from the band’s site:

 

 

*It was recorded
live on a chilly Sunday afternoon in January 2011, with pro recording
equipment but in a decidedly non-studio environment – the bassist’s living room
(Snake River Canyon was cut at Echo Mountain
in Asheville).
The idea was to perform altered, stripped-down versions of songs from
their three-album catalog, and a few new ones if time allowed: no
overdubs, no instrument isolation, no reverb (well, maybe a little bit of
reverb)- just the raw, organic sound of five musicians performing their
songs in a room together.

 

*Frontman
Caudle was suffering from a cold at the time but knew he had to deliver at the
mic regardless because there were no plans for re-dos of the vocals.

 

*This session
is the first time new additions lead guitarist Philip Pledger and
multi-instrumentalist Sam Kossler have both appeared on a Bayonets record.

 

 

The band’s
got more than a dozen new songs written and has already begun planning the next
full-length, so for CC&TB fans, this will make the perfect stopgap release.
And if the band comes anywhere near your town, check ‘em out – we’ve seen ‘em,
and we can testify that they’re the real deal.

 

 

 

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