Track Premiere: Houston’s Wheel Workers

Wheel Workers

Key number taken from upcoming album due in May.

By Blurt Staff

One of the prides of Houston is currently the Wheel Workers, a five-piece recently nominated as Houston’s “Best Pop Act” in 2014’s Houston Press Music Awards. They’re currently prepping for the release of their second album, Citizens, on May 26 and we’ve got an exclusive advance peek for the Blurt readership via “Yodel” – check out the premiere of the track right now:

“I love artists who’ve had something substantial to say beyond the standard lyrical fare in pop songs,” main songwriter Steven Higginbotham says. Indeed, The Houston Chronicle called The Wheel Workers’ previous release “one of the best albums made in Houston last year… a thoughtful recording that offers new rewards during repeated playings.” Meanwhile, at the aforementioned Music Awards Higginbotham was nominated for “Best Songwriter.”

When Higginbotham talks about substance in pop songs, he’s talking about the pairing of sociopolitical consciousness with a memorable hook—think Guthrie, Dylan, even the Clash and Bad Religion. Along with Higginbotham, The Wheel Workers includes Allison Wilkins McPhail (a fellow Houston Press Music Awards nominee as “Best Keyboardist”), Craig Wilkins, Tyson Sheth, and Dan Workman. Check ‘em out further on the web HERE.

 

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