Mea Culpa is a Memphis power-pop group that released two acclaimed albums in the late '90s. In 2006, the group returned with it's most confident collection, an eight-song mini-album called 'Madison.' The CD takes it's name from the avenue where Ardent Studios in Memphis is located. The album is unique because it's a self-contained project in which the band wrote, played, engineered, and mixed the songs without any outside help. Five of the eight songs were recorded at Ardent, with Mea Culpa bassist Adam Hill engineering. Hill is an engineer at Ardent and has worked on studio projects by the likes of Cat Power, the White Stripes, and Big Star. All the songs were written by Gilbert Garcia, a journalist with roots in South Texas. The group also includes stellar drummer J.T. Terrell, and versatile guitarist Chris Gafford.