Raised in Baja, California, Xavier Bodega spent most of his youth training as a boxer. He started to make a name for himself slugging his way through the ranks of amateur circuits in Mexico and Southern California until one fateful night in Los Angeles when on a dare he took LSD at a party and climbed to the top of a radio tower “to get a better view of the world”.
When lightning struck the tower he fell three stories and slipped into a coma. After waking two weeks later, Bodega hung up his boxing gloves forever, trading them in for a guitar and taking to the road on a journey of music and self-discovery, eventually finding a home in New York City. His debut album “Drag” is the whimsical folk-pop diary of his travels through the chemical jungles of young dream America.