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The colloquialism “caddywhompus” is defined as “uneven,” “crooked” and “out of whack”—a list which could, in some instances, allude to the mind-bending sounds of the experimental noise-pop band which bears said name. Sean Hart and Chris Rehm have been playing music together since their middle school days, establishing their most serious project to date in September of 2008. Since then, they have played over 250 shows. With an assortment of amplifiers and effects-pedal expertise, the duo executes its incredibly loud and at times nearly overwhelming sets with impeccable musicianship and live presence. Song structures alternate between psychedelic indie ballads to intense noise-driven crescendos. The band showcases raw emotion everywhere, from cramped basements to the swankest of clubs, delivering sonic rapture to both veteran punks and seasoned hipsters alike.
Caddywhompus has shared the stage with Zach Hill, The Antlers, Japanther, Cursive, Givers, Tera Melos, Maps and Atlases, Big Freedia, and other local and national performers. They have released two EPs and two LPs, all of which were recorded independently and can be downloaded at Their new EP, Maze Demos, has proven itself a focused and cohesive representation of the band’s unique sound.

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Video 8/29/2012: Caddywhompus

The New Orleans–based band brings to the stage its mind-bending sounds of experimental noise-pop, including sweet psychedelic indie ballads and intense, noise-driven crescendos.