Taddy Porter - "Fever" | Music 2014 | SXSW
You can't move forward without knowing where you've been. Taddy Porter certainly recognizes where they came from and, in turn, where they\'re headed. Even while progressing, the Stillwater, OK rock outfit consciously connected to their roots physically, sonically, and spiritually on their second full-length album, Stay Golden [out February 26th via Primary Wave Music]. "We wanted the title to pay homage to Oklahoma because it's our collective home," explains singer and guitarist Andy Brewer. "At the same time, it gives a broader idea of our view on life and nods to that line in The Outsiders, 'Stay gold, Ponyboy.' It's about holding on to your innocence and optimism. You've got to stay golden in the face of life\'s curveballs, and stay true to yourself. As a band, that's was our singular goal when we set out to make this album. We needed to remain true to the music we want to make." Embracing that mindset, the group found themselves evolving and experimenting with a more expansive and eclectic rock soundscape, all while still managing to preserve the foundation they established on their acclaimed 2010 self-titled debut. This time around, they distill elements of Southern blues, Motown soul, raw rock, and psychedelic pop into eleven intoxicating and irresistible songs. Taddy Porter— Brewer, Joe Selby [lead guitar, backing vocals], brothers Doug [drums] and Kevin Jones [bass]—cruises seamlessly into this next chapter, and everyone\'s invited along for the ride.