Boy in the Background
Listen here (coming October/November 2017)
Chris Caulder – vocals, acoustic guitar, keyboards
An acoustic guitar, a voice… occasionally some synths. About as lo-fi and as real as it gets. Boy in the Background is one of my many solo aliases. Inspired by all “teen angst” music, but primarily the honest/sincere, early music of Ben Lee and Frankie Cosmos, Boy in the Background is music for everyone who spends most of their time alone in their bedrooms, with only their favorite movies, songs and books, keeping them company. That’s how I’ve lived most of my life, and continue to.
me – lead vocals, guitar, bass, synth, drum machine
Cassette Crush is my happier alter-ego. Formerly a duo with Jen McGrath and myself, Jen and I parted ways completely on September 20th, 2017. The music as Cassette Crush is inspired by 80s pop/new wave, The Smiths, upbeat dreampop (The Cure, Wild Nothing, Beach Fossils, etc) and even Fountains of Wayne. Cassette Crush ultimately is upbeat music with a melancholy lyrical twist.
Album coming soon (Nov / Dec. 2017).
Chris Caulder / solo
me – vocals, guitar, bass, drums, keyboards/piano
photo by Alec Dakin
I am in the process of releasing solo music as simply “Chris Caulder”, and this music often falls into two categories:
- instrumental (ambient/soundtracks, post rock, and solo piano), and
- indie pop/folk (sad-bastard music in the vein of early Death Cab, Ben Lee, Jimmy Eat World, Jonathan Coulton, Elliott Smith, & Nada Surf).
Stay tuned for a LOT of stuff coming out (end of 2017). Here’s a short “movie-score”-ish collection I put out recently: