Taddy Porter: “Fever”
If pop is the sugar, then good, simple, chug-a-lug rock ‘n’ roll is the fiber in any balanced musical diet. And Stillwater, Okla.’s Taddy Porter is like a big ol’ bran muffin full of rocky goodness.
The band is lead singer and guitarist Andy Brewer, lead guitarist Joe Selby, bassist Kevin Jones and his brother Doug on drums. Taddy Porter formed in 2007, and released their eponymous debut in summer 2010. Music from the record has appeared all over the place on television (and beyond), from Monday Night Football to Cougar Town to Showtime’s Homeland. HBO’s been kind to the band. Two of their tunes (“King Louie” and “Railroad Queen”) appeared on the season seven premiere of Entourage, and their music’s also appeared been on Newsroom. Taddy Porter’s opened for Slash and played with the UK’s Band of Skulls. It’s a pretty impressive resume for four dudes from Stillwater.
The band’s got a new record called Stay Golden out on February 26, but they’ve let slip a single from the album to give you a little taste, and it’s today’s song of the day. “Fever” is simple, straight-ahead rock ‘n’ roll. It’s a bit funky, but it’s got plenty of stomp. If it doesn’t at least get one part of your body tappin’ or shakin’, then you’re not listening to the same song.