On Thursday, Mad Caddies is ready to share its latest concoction of ska/punk/reggae and more. They are joined by Mrs. Skannatto and Love Handles on Thursday at House of Rock. Doors are at 7 p.m.
The new Mad Caddies album, “Dirty Rice,” is the first proper full-length CD of the Central California band in seven years and will be released May 13.Bass player Graham Palmer described the process of preparing the latest release. ”After a few years of writing and pre-production, we took the songs back to where it all started for the band — at our drummer’s studio at his parents’ ranch in Santa Ynez, Calif.,” Palmer said.
“After Fat Mike came down in September to help us sort through about 25 songs ideas, we emerged at the end of the year with the 12 tracks that became ‘Dirty Rice.’ We’re excited to hit the road and share our new music with the fans.”
Adam Carroll was wondering what to call this new collection of songs. They were ‘unexpected’ and he hadn’t really planned on recording any of them. When he started writing them about two years ago or so, he went on a quest to seek out some new experiences with music and people.
The result is “Let It Choose You,” an album he recorded with Lloyd Maines and released in late 2013. You can hear it and all the favorites of the Texas singer-songwriter Friday at House of Rock. He’ll be joined by Chris Carroll and Hope & Hostility. Doors are at 8 p.m.
“These songs are about hard knocks, new love, coon asses, gamblers, south Texas shrimpers and Canadian folk singers (I bagged me a pretty one by the way),” Carroll says. “Some of these songs are pretty rough around the edges but I believe that the universe will meet you in the middle if you put a little love out there. I hope that they are a tribute to life and the way we march forward.”