Caleb De Casper’s debut album, Femme Boy, is a heat-seeking missile aimed at your underpants. And like any good weapon of mass libido, it has the power to make you both uncomfortable and aroused, often at the same time. Unabashedly sexual and unapologetically queer, De Casper struts through 12 songs ranging from glammed up synth-pop in “Danny You’re a F*ckboy” to gloomy ballads like “Never Home,” lamenting the real-world pain and alienation that comes with not fitting in. All delivered with an unflinching, sometimes shocking honesty, that can make even the proudest libertine blush.
A classically trained pianist and composer hailing from North Carolina, Caleb De Casper didn’t always feel so welcome sharing his art. Professional and personal rejection from the very mentors responsible for nurturing his creativity led him to look for a new home and new audiences. A risk that has paid off for him as an artist and for all of us Austin music fans who get to enjoy his notoriously over-the-top performances. The City of Austin has even declared April 21st to be Caleb De Casper Day.
Below are a couple of songs recorded during our first session with Caleb De Casper in May of 2019. Plus, an official music video for the new single “Too Many Boys.” Caleb De Casper returns to Studio 1A for a session Thursday, June 2nd at 2:30 p.m. and KUTX will air his MY KUTX guest DJ set Saturday, June 4 at 6 p.m. Femme Boys is out now via Chicken Ranch Records
Stay tuned for more fun from Caleb De Casper and KUTX all month long!