On his debut recording Boy
, Colin Caulfield - aka Young Man - plays a sweet and simple suite of songs. There is the breath of airy vocals that seem to speak to his musical moniker. Colin could easily be the polite, shaggy haired boy you grew up with living next door. His homemade production technique also ushers in a gentle bout of nostalgia. Boy
sounds like the product of a too tiny bedroom doubling for a recording studio.
Except our latest concert release suggests that, though Colin obviously spends a good amount of time plugged into Garageband and the like, he also manages to get out, finding the perfect players to help bring his tender tunes alive in a more energetic kind of light...which is precisely what he did when he brought his tunes to our Baeble on the Bowery Showcase this past Fall.
Here, Caulfield and his band shed the silky fragilities of his home recordings for a more robust kind of sound, even using the occasion to showcase some of their more jammy tendencies. If you're familiar with Boy
, it's a live performance that might serve to counter expectations. If you're not, well...we're sure this one will have you seeking out a copy of the EP. Either way, we guarantee you'll enjoy this promising new artist captured in the always nurturing environment of a CMJ day party. - David Pitz
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Young Man: Live at The Bowery Electric
In Conversation: Young Man
In other news:
Listen to Young Man's "Strangers"
Young Man "Up So Fast" video
Young Man's EP "Boy" on French Kiss Records
Young Man signs to French Kiss Records
New Tracks From Young Man
Local music:Young Man on tour