The Resolectrics—Portland's singular roots rock-and-soul power trio—are ready to release their long-awaited sophomore album, Open Seas. Scheduled to hit record store shelves and internet streaming sites on Friday, September 21, they're making the album available on CD at select shows as the summer winds down.
Here we share the album's opening track, "Elevator Blues," as an exclusive stream for readers of Vortex and listeners of That Much Further West Podcast. With Bob Dunham's bouncy bassline and a radio-ready vibe, "Elevator Blues" is a solid introduction to The Resolectrics' ever-evolving sound, where twin vocals and hot guitar licks blend seamlessly with a deep, commanding groove.
The song also makes a clear connection to the Memphis-style soul sound that marked the band's debut record High Water. Featuring the vocals of guitarist Tate Peterson and drummer John Becher, it's a rowdy rave-up that gets down and dirty with the help of guest David Lipkind on harmonica.
But folks should expect a few more twists and turns on Open Seas as the band adds a dose of melodic, classic rock and psychedelia to the mix.
Having built a solid following around the Northwest thanks in part to a heavy schedule of regular gigging from Central Oregon to the Oregon Coast and up into Washington, The Resolectrics appear poised to make a case as the party band of choice as the college rock radio season kicks in this fall.