Boca Chica: Blackberries, Beasts and Banjos

This week on Lyrical Venus I’ll be interviewing Hallie Pritts of the indie alt-folk band Boca Chica. Their quiet, lush and sometimes quirky sound has drawn comparisons to Sufjan Stevens, Iron & Wine and Bright Eyes with flavors of Old Crow Medicine Show and Gillian Welch.

Check out this music video for their song Beasts and I think you’ll see why:

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Boca Chica means “little mouth”, and just like the small fruit they sing about in their song Blackberries, Hallie and company provide sweet-tart morsels of sound that leave a stain of faded purple behind and satisfied smile on your lips. Voted one of the city’s best bands by the 2006 Pittsburgh City Paper poll and featured on NPR’s Open Mic podcast, Boca Chica has been charming audiences across the country since 2004. Tune in Tuesday the 2nd (that’s today for most of you) at 9 am to hear from Hallie! 100.1 FM in town, kruufm.com on the interwebs.

P.S. The one thing I don’t know how to do yet is post mp3s on this blog, so even though Hallie graciously sent me a copy of Blackberries, you’ll have to check out their MySpace to hear it – I highly recommend!!)

P.P.S. What I really recommend is you get their album Transform Into Beasts on CD Baby!

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