News and video: Willowdean

Posted on: Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014

This is great.

Here’s a new Folk/Americana band called Willodean. The band is comprised of Eric Holden and Randy Wooten, aka as the cofounders of Cheap Lullaby Records/The Bloody Lovelies and lead singer Dan Barrett, from the Austin roots band Porter Davis. Full Bio below.

They have just released their self titled debut album, here’s their lead single/video, “Julie Drinks with Demons”. The video was shot exclusively on the iPhone 5s.

Willodean – “Julie Drinks with Demons”:


Willodean isn’t a mainstream moniker. It’s an anachronistic name, one for a band that chronicles longing, loneliness, and lost loves.

Willodean’s self-titled debut album exposes someone as afraid of finding love as losing it. Dan Barrett’s gravelly baritone has a toughness suited to — maybe rooted in — the vulnerability of the lyrics. Producer Eric Holden’s upright bass resonates with sturdy, near-ancient melodies. Guitarist/pianist Randy Wooten’s lyrics evoke a dreamy world of misgiving and missed chances.

Yet the band discovers a playfulness in the songs, a confounding curveball that makes the album fun.

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