Next week, New Orleans guitar and drum duo Caddywhompus
will release its anticipated followup to 2011's The Weight
and 2010's debut full-length Remainder. The website Wondering Sound is premiering Feathering a Nest
, out officially on Nov. 11 on New Orleans punk label Community Records.
Guitarist Chris Rehm and drummer Sean Hart excel at lush, unpredictable layers of guitar, with short bursts of heavenly or toothy riffs, with measured and wild blasts of percussion, all exploring the full potential of what two guys can do with a couple of instruments and a handful of toys. Feathering a Nest
is no exception, showcasing the duo's most thoughtful record yet, from short noise-pop earworms like "Thirst" to the atmospheric opener "For a Little Bluebird."
Following a fall tour, the band returns to New Orleans Dec. 6 for a hometown record release show at One Eyed Jacks
with Tare, Sexy Dex and the Fresh, and Grotto Girl. Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door.