ePop016 – Boca Chica

COVER ART is made by Anne Roecklein. Read our illustrator interview with her here.
THE BOOKLET is designed by Julia Pax and put together in InDesign by Andrej Dolinka
. View the booklet.
PROBLEMS DOWNLOADING? If you have problems downloading the single-zip, try downloading through this link instead.

1. For Jacob with Malaria
2. Afternoon Tea
3. You’re the Blues (Nik & the Central Plains cover)


The zip-link above includes the music (mp3), the cover art in large and smaller versions + the booklet with info about the band and the project.
Tracks 1 + 2 are written by Boca Chica. Track 3 written by Nik & the Central Plains.
Arrangement and performance of tracks 1 and 3 by Boca Chica, and track 2 by Boca Chica and Lohio.

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(PHOTO: Rebecca Chiappelli)

Boca Chica is an orchestral twang pop band from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Led by songwriter Hallie Pritts, their songs are dark, catchy, and combine somewhat surreal lyrics and instrumentation with bar band appeal. Drawing influences from classic country stars, Boca Chica filters those twangy tendencies through a modern indie pop lens.

Boca Chica is a band that thrives on collaboration and with this new EardrumsPop release they take it to a new level. Not only do these songs benefit from internal band collaboration, but each song represents a melding of minds– be it with a writer like Jacob Liechty on »For Jacob with Malaria«, another band like Lohio on »Afternoon Tea«, or with another songwriter like Nik Westman on »You’re the Blues«.

Boca Chica pushes the boundaries of what it means to be a »band«, having had more than 40 different members since their inception and their current lineup includes Hallie Pritts, Susanna Meyer, J.Vega, Ricky Moslen, James Hart, and Kraig Decker.


A PHOTO INTERVIEW WITH BOCA CHICA The innovative website A NEGATIVE NARRATIVE make interviews with bands, but instead of answering with words, the artists have to take a photograph for each question. We are collaborating with A Negative Narrative on this single-series, and they have made photo-interviews with our single-artists. Visit http://anegativenarrative.com/ and see more bands’ photographic answers to their interview questions.


We have encouraged the single-bands to make a cover version of a song they think deserve more attention. Boca Chica have chosen to cover “You’re the blues”, originally performed by Nik & the Central Plains.

Here is the original:

This is how the band present themselves:
Nik & the Central Plains are a twangy indie rock band from Pittsburgh, PA.. We do garage folk rock and roll. The tunes are driven by three guys and a 1982 mercedez benz. Each song invites the listener to a story you haven’t heard before. We have one full length record which was released in March 2010 ( It was chosen as 1 of the top 5 local releases of 2010 by Pittsburgh public radio station WYEP 91.3). We will be releasing our second full length record April 22 2011.

Visit: nikandthecentralplains.com

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