The Resolectrics: 'Elevator Blues' [Song Premiere]

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The rootsy trio have been rocking their new record's soul-filled opening number at gigs and festivals this summer but now, thanks to That Much Further West, you can enjoy the studio recording in advance of the album's release on September 21 and party at The Secret Society on October 13.

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.

Celebrate the release of The Resolectrics sophomore record 'Open Seas' at The Secret Society on October 13Celebrate the release of The Resolectrics sophomore record 'Open Seas' at The Secret Society on October 13The 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.

Listen to "Elevator Blues" now (and watch 'em rock it live at this year's Wildwood MusicFest below) while you get ready to celebrate the arrival of ‘Open Seas’ at the band’s record release party at The Secret Society on Saturday, October 13. Until then, catch ‘em at Moody Little Sister’s fifth annual Camping Concert on August 25-26 at the Dundee Lodge in Gaston, Ore.

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