Bret Bender and Madeleine Miller are the Phoenix, AZ indie-pop duo Bogan Via. The two met and started making music together just over a year ago. In that time, they self-recorded and released a 5-song EP that garnered them considerable blog attention. With the buzz surrounding the EP and their local live shows, Bogan Via quickly caught the attention of local label Common Wall Media. In fact, label owner, Chuckie Duff (Dear and the Headlights), offered them a recording contract within a few days of first hearing the standout EP track, “Copy and Paste”. Home to other independent Arizona bands, Gospel Claws and Snake! Snake! Snakes!, Common Wall Media seemed like a natural choice for Bogan Via.
Shortly after signing with Common Wall, Bret and Madeleine started working with producer Bob Hoag (The Format, Joel Plaskett, Black Carl) at Flying Blanket Recording on recording a handful of new songs as well as re-recording some tracks from the original EP. The result of those sessions is the forthcoming EP Wait Up, released on October 29th by Common Wall.