Willodean is a Los Angeles-based trio that combines indie-rock, power-pop, and American roots music with beautiful arrangements and crystalline studio sound. Their music echoes the melodic smarts of Sufjan Stevens and packs the instrumental punch of a band like Wilco. The band artfully weaves synths into their recordings alongside traditional instrumentation while their songs explore classic themes. Songwriter Randy Wooten is fertile composer, writing for this band, The Gin Pennies and a new release from singer Christopher Hawley.The unique sound of this left coast band is due to the diverse musical backgrounds of its three members: the southern roots of front man Abbie Huxley, the smart, McCartney-esque songwriting of Randy Wooten, and the indie rock edge of producer/bass player Eric Holden. Due to the band’s remarkably prolific output, Willodean has a string of four new EPs slated for release in 2017.
The second CD in the series is Fires, Cars & Autumn Stars, a six-song EP that doubles down on the band's appreciation for pop melodies and guitar muscle. Self-produced and recorded in-house, the EP will be released by Holden's own label, Bigger Better More Records on February 20th. In many ways, it's a continuation of the partnership Holden and Wooten kicked off a decade ago, when the two formed Cheap Lullaby Records. Starting with their previous band, The Bloody Lovelies, they went on to sign more than a dozen acts and release over thirty records for artists such as The BellRays, Joan As Police Woman, Ivan & Alyosha, Teitur, and David Mead. The guys turn a new corner with Willodean, blending their modern DIY production aesthetic and sharp, lyric-based songwriting with singer Abbie Huxley's Tennessee grit.
Released by: Bigger Better More
Bigger Better More
18 August 2017
More information you can find on the links below:
Official Website: Willodean.com