Jeff Caudill | Try To Be Here

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Try To Be Here

by Jeff Caudill

Upbeat & heartfelt – California singer/songwriter seamlessly fuses indie rock, alt country & power pop.
Genre: Rock: Country-Rock
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1. Try To Be Here
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2. Remember The Time
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3. Stay Home
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4. Spend
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5. Transition City
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6. Reminder
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7. I Was The Lead Singer
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8. Song About A Pisces
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9. Dreaming In Realtime
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10. Let\'s Get Lost
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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It’s not the destination, it’s the journey. Not many artists stay relevant to their fan-base over a sustained period of time, but Californian singer-songwriter, Jeff Caudill, is one such rarity. Shooting to prominence with punk-pop band, Gameface, in the early 1990s, his irrepressible knack for a memorable hook and melody quickly established a dedicated following. Never standing still, he led the band around the globe, gradually shedding the youthful exuberance for a string of increasingly mature releases, before finally abandoning the tour van in 2003.

Music is in his blood and it wasn't long before Caudill reappeared, acoustic guitar in hand. 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.
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“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.


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Kevin Killen

Another GREAT record
Let's get one thing straight. In my opinion, there has never been a band in the punk/indie/whatever scene that was as underappreciated as Southern CA's Gameface. After Gameface disbanded, Jeff Caudill continued his signature song writing in his solo efforts. TTBH is his latest masterpiece. He once again offers beautiful melodies, solid song writing, and honest and impactful lyrics. His honest and comfortable voice offers the listener a feeling of "hey, I've been there, you might be there right now, and everything is going to be OK." He says on "I Was The Lead Singer" that he was the lead singer before he learned to sing. He is an incredibly talented singer-songwriter that doesn't even know how good he is. He could sing the phonebook and make it sound compelling. If you enjoy some good music and straight forward jams, you need to pick this up. Oh yeah, and Popeye Vogelsang from Farside does some back up vocals. You can't go wrong. Try to be here? Jeff, I know I'll be right here as long as you'll be making music.

Andrew Jacobs

Excellent sophomore effort from the ever prolific Jeff Caudill
This is the second full length solo album from Jeff Caudill and if you liked the first full length and the two EPs he's released in the past few years, you'll like this one too. The addition of former Farside frontman Popeye V on guitar and backing vocals adds another dimension (and a good one at that) to the overall sound as well. Farside fans will be happy to know that the Popeye stamp is clearly audible on all of the songs that he plays guitar and sings backup on. The standout track for me though is "Dreaming In Realtime", which is ALL Jeff. It's a beautiful and haunting song which features some of the best vocals I've ever heard in my life.

Yet another great record from the ever prolific Jeff Caudill.