DJ Pick of the Week: J. Roddy Walston & The Business, 'The Wanting'


J. Roddy Walston & The Business
J. Roddy Walston & The Business (courtesy ATO Records)

Just a few weeks ago, I was listening to the J. Roddy Walston and the Business album, Essential Tremors, and wondering if they were ever going to put out another record or when I'd be able to see their next live show. I love, love, love the songs from that album, especially "Heavy Bells" and "Marigold." I don't think I willed the new song "The Wanting" into existence, but the timing was funny to me as I found out shortly after that day that not only do they have a new song (no super specific deets on the new album or release date yet), but they have an upcoming show at First Avenue on Friday, Sept. 15.

We used to joke around with J. Roddy that his band were the official party band for The Current as they've done a number of events with us (in-studio session, Current Birthday Party, Morning Show at Psycho Suzi's), and it's because we are in love with their energy when they perform live. Check em out if you can, you'll have a blast. And in the meantime, enjoy the new song "The Wanting" as my Current DJ Pick of the Week!



J. Roddy Walston & The Business - official site

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