J. Roddy Walston & the Business play songs from their forthcoming album

J. Roddy Walston and the Business perform the song 'Blade of Truth' from their forthcoming album, 'Destroyers Of The Soft Life' (releasing Sept. 29, 2017, on ATO Records), live in The Current's studio. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
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  • J. Roddy Walston & the Business - Blade of Truth (Live on The Current) 03:50
  • J. Roddy Walston & the Business - Numbers (Live on The Current) 03:57
  • J. Roddy Walston & the Business - The Wanting (Live on The Current) 04:13

J. Roddy Walston and the Business have been a band since 2002, but it was the success of their third studio album, 2013's Essential Tremors, that took the band to the next level. They toured incessantly for a few years in support of that release … and afterwards, they just needed a break from being creative. "We call it a 'factory reset'," Walston says.

When the creativity started flowing again, J. Roddy Walston and the Business put together what has become Destroyers Of The Soft Life, a new full-length that will release on Sept. 29 on ATO Records.

In town to play a show in the First Avenue Mainroom, J. Roddy Walston and the Business stopped at The Current to play songs from their forthcoming record and to chat with host Mark Wheat.

Songs Performed


"Blade of Truth"
"Numbers"
"The Wanting"
All songs from J. Roddy Walston and the Business's fourth album, Destroyers Of The Soft Life, coming out Sept. 29, 2017, on ATO Records.

Hosted by Mark Wheat
Produced by Derrick Stevens
Engineered by Michael DeMark and Riley Bruestle
Visuals by Nate Ryan and Steel Brooks
Web feature by Luke Taylor

Resources


J. Roddy Walston and the Business - official site

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    J. Roddy Walston & The Business perform in The Current's studio. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • Billy Gordon of J. Roddy Walston & The Business in studio
    Billy Gordon of J. Roddy Walston & The Business performs in The Current's studio. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • J. Roddy Walston & The Business in studio
    J. Roddy Walston & The Business perform in The Current's studio. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • J. Roddy Walston & The Business in studio
    J. Roddy Walston & The Business perform in The Current's studio. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • J. Roddy Walston & The Business in studio
    The Business: Billy Gordon (lead guitar/vocals), Logan Davis (bass/vocals) and Steve Colmus (drums) (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • J. Roddy Walston & The Business in studio
    J. Roddy Walston & The Business perform in The Current's studio. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • J. Roddy Walston & The Business in studio
    J. Roddy Walston & The Business perform in The Current's studio. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • J. Roddy Walston & The Business in studio
    J. Roddy Walston & The Business perform in The Current's studio. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • J. Roddy Walston & The Business in studio
    J. Roddy Walston & The Business perform in The Current's studio. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • J. Roddy Walston portraits taken at The Current.
    J. Roddy Walston portraits taken at The Current. (Nate Ryan | MPR)

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