RAYLAND BAXTER shares “Hey Larocco” video .. New album Wide Awake out now on ATO Records

January 29, 2019
Shervin Lainez 


Shares “Hey Larocco” video:

New album ‘Wide Awake’ out now on ATO Records

Perfection…a huge leap that dips into the rich tradition of witty, sonically complex pop” –NPR
Baxter mixes the timely and timeless on knockout effort.” – UNCUT
“Big, psych-jangle production and cynically humorous lyrics” – American Songwriter
Gleaming, poetic heartbreak…warrants comparisons to some of the greatest songwriters of all time” – The Line of Best Fit

A catchy collection of pop hooks that mix Beatles melodies with a bottom-end groove torn from the Stax Records playbook…Baxter’s sharpest batch of social commentary” – Rolling Stone

Rayland Baxter shares  new video for his single Hey Larocco today. Directed and filmed entirely on an iPhone by Asher Moss, the video is the second installment in a trilogy (which kicked off with the Casanova video in October) that sees Rayland on the run from the law.

NPR Music called Wide Awake “perfection…a huge leap [that] dips into the rich tradition of witty, sonically complex pop”, and hailed by the likes of  New York Times, Paste and  American Songwriter, amongst  others. Currently Rayland has over one million monthly listeners on Spotify and featured on numerous Spotify and Apple Music playlists.
Wide Awake is produced by Butch Walker (Weezer, Pink, Pete Yorn) and features Walker himself on bass, Cage the Elephant’s Nick Bockrath on guitar, Dr. Dog’s Eric Slick on drums, and piano wizard Aaron Embry (Elliott Smith, Brian Eno) on keys. Rayland’s father Bucky Baxter contributes pedal steel, as does original Nashville cat Lloyd Green.

Listen to ‘Wide Awake’ on all platforms here:


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