Rob Ross has been, for good, bad or indifferent, involved in the music industry for over 30 years - first as guitarist/singer/songwriter with The Punch Line, then as freelance journalist, producer and manager to working for independent and major record labels. He resides in Staten Island, New York with his wife and cats; he works out a lot, reads voraciously, loves Big Star and his orange Gretsch. Doesn't that make him neat?
Willodean’s Awesome Life Decisions: Side One is sure to be 2017’s breakup album for the modern introvert. The six-song EP is the first of four to be released in 2017. The Los Angeles-based trio 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. Willodean’s unique sound derives from 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.
Popdose is pleased to present the first track, “Devil & Me” as an exclusive premiere from this upcoming mini-album. See what you think. Because if this is part of a “breakup album”, then oncoming misery sounds pretty damned good!
Awesome Life Decisions: Side One will be released Monday, February 20th, 2017