Taddy Porter still loves its 2010 debut album. But after more than two years of playing those songs, the group is more than happy to have fresh material -- namely its sophomore set, "Stay Golden," which is due out Feb. 26.
"When we put out the first album, we had been playing those songs for, like, a year and half already, so it's been a long run with them -- but a good one," explains frontman Andy Brewer, who co-founded the hard-rocking quartet during 2007 in Stillwater, Okla. "So being able to play these news songs is like a breath of fresh air, really. There's so much life in these new ones, and when we do play our old ones we revisit the energy we loved so much in those as well.
"So it's really great. There's a lot that's getting us pumped up right now."
Brewer, 27, says that going into "Stay Golden," the group members were "listening to early British Invasion rock" and the Monkees, as well as soul artists such as Mavis Jackson and Stevie Wonder. Much of that is evident on the album's first single, a fuzzy, psychedelic-flavored tune called "Fever" that Brewer says Taddy Porter had been "kicking around" for awhile.
"We felt like it had the potential to be something," Brewer says. "We wanted to paint this idea of an unquenchable thirst for something, this 'Fever' that just drives you. All the guys in the band were talking about a certain girl that may have that kind of attribute, but the roles could be reversed.
"I mean, we're a bunch of guys writing the song, so it's going to be a girl who can go out and get what she wants, no matter what. I'm sure some girls could sing a similar song about a guy, y'know?"
Taddy Porter, Filligar, Read 'Em and Weep and False City perform Tuesday, Feb. 5, at the Pike Room in the Crofoot, 1 S. Saginaw St., Pontiac. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 day of show. Call (248) 858-9333 or visit www.thecrofoot.com.
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