Franz Ferdinand Solo Project: Box Codax “Hellabuster”
aaamusic | On 11, May 2011
Here it comes: Box Codax. The solo project of Nick McCarthy – man on the guitar in Franz Ferdinand. The NME and many others already raved about this new album that was also partly produced by Metronomy: One of the most extravagant and colorful Rock/Folk albums of these days. Imagine Zappa in the studio with Arcade Fire and Roy Orbison.
In fact Box Codax is a band consisting of 3 members: Nick McCarthy and his longtime friends: poet and singer Alex Ragnew and Nick’s wife Manuela Gernedel. It’s a family record. It starts with some raw rock’n rolly disco and ends in the most beatiful melancholic ballads you can imagine. Additional mixing, drum programming and other things by legendary ACDC engineer Mike Fraser and Modica & Imbery from Gomma.
The album has just been released last week, check it out here:
And here’s the single “Choco Pudding” available as a free MP3:
Box Codax are releasing videos for each of their tracks! Here are the 5 videos released so far:
I Won’t Come Back: