Origin: Los Angeles / Austin TX
Genre: Indie Rock
Years Active: 2013 - Present
Label: WBigger Better More Records
Official Websites: Willodean.com
The unique sound of this left coast band is due to the diverse musical backgrounds of its three members: the southern roots of front man Abbie Huxley, the smart, McCartney-esque songwriting of Randy Wooten, and the indie rock edge of producer/bass player Eric Holden. Wooten is a fertile composer, and due to the band’s prolific output, Willodean released a string of four EPs in 2017 (28 songs!) in 2017. Now Willodean is back with a collection that shows off their love of pop music taking 7 songs classics in unexpected directions. From a dark take on Henry Glover's (Rivieras / The Ramones) oldie California Sun to an acoustic treatment of George Michael's Praying For Time. The record includes songs from INXS, The Beatles, Nick Drake, Pearl Jam & Phil Collins.