"Heavy Bells" - J. Roddy Walston & The Business on WFUV 9.16.2013 [YouTube Video]

Brad Bershad

by Brad Bershad

Published December 12, 2013

J. Roddy Walston and the Business are a southern rock band in the post-punk, Kings of Leon sense of the term. Loud guitars and blues influences are still part of the landscape, but there's a simplicity and urgency to the music as well.

Guitar player Billy Gordon lays down a really solid rhythmic foundation to the song, locking in really nicely with drummer Steve Colmus and bass player Logan Davis. It's a tight groove that's bluesy without sounding tired. Walston's vocals push the song to another level, as he really digs in and screams in a way that definitely suits the "Heavy Bells" concept of the song. The configuration in the radio studio has the band members in a circle looking at each other, which is a nice intimate setting that you could never quite get on stage or television. In all, a rockin' performance.

Listen to J. Roddy Walston and the Business's excellent 2013 album, Essential Tremors, right here on Zumic.

Here are J. Roddy Walston's upcoming Tour Dates:

Date Venue Location Tickets
Dec 13 Emo's - 101X Indie Workforce Xmas (w/ Cage The Elephant and UME) Austin, TX Tickets
Dec 14 Gramercy Theatre New York, NY Tickets
Dec 15 The Radio 929 Low Dough Holiday Show to Benefit the Wounded Warrior Project Boston, MA Tickets
Dec 16 95.5 WBRU Birthday Bash (w/ Grouplove) Providence, RI Tickets
Dec 31 Lamberts Austin, TX Tickets

YouTube Description:

Published on Dec 11, 2013 • Follow @wfuv:
J Roddy Walson & the Business performs "Heavy Bells" live in Studio A. Recorded September 16th, 2013.

Host: Eric Holland
Engineer: Caroline Inzucchi
Cameras: Jeremy Rainer & Deirdre Hynes
Editor: Caroline Inzucchi

Source: WFUV Radio YouTube Channel


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