Some people tend to stay in one place their whole lives, but others are constantly moving. Peter More was the frontman of the band Oh Whitney and while the band was primarily based in Austin, Texas they originally formed in Brooklyn back in 2011, and moved to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico to record. With their blend of of indie-rock, folk, and even jazz influences for the sort of timeless folk-rock that feels just as at-home today as it would have twenty years ago, we weren’t surprised to learn that Peter More and his bandmates each call a different corner of the globe home.
Today, we’re pleased to be sharing Peter More’s newest track “In The Basement.” “In The Basement” begins with a simple guitar riff before the keys tumble on in, and his voice immediately brings to mind folk-rock greats like Neil Young, though with a new and vibrant energy. There’s a guitar solo just over halfway through that carries the song through the end, and while there’s a hint of the blues in how he plays, you won’t be feeling blue when this song is on.
When asked about “In The Basement”, Peter more tells us, “This project began while we were living in San Miguel de Allende, MX and lead us through a recording process that spanned several chapters and studios – from Mexico to Texas, onto New York and Woodstock. Each member of the band hails from a different part of the world and that fusion of musical backgrounds helped shape the album. While in Mexico, we met Donald Fagen (of Steely Dan) and his wife Libby Titus and began recording in San Miguel. It was inspiring watching Donald in the studio as he produced the record, playing keys throughout and mapping vocal harmonies. “In The Basement” is a song that we originally workshopped in Ft Worth, TX, and evolved into its current form as we played it live.”
Take a listen to “In The Basement” below.
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