“Texas Drums” is the first single from the debut LP by Montreal-based art-pop quintet Pottery. Steve Lamacq premiered the track on BBC 6 Radio, Stereogum (who named Pottery one of 2019’s Best New Bands and their No. 1 EP one of the Best EPs of 2019) gave the song a glowing review, and it was featured in Brooklyn Vegan, Consequence of Sound, Paste, and other publications as well. Stereogum nailed it when they called the band “a roiling, infectious entity, frantic grooves and tightly wound guitar rhythms and psychedelic synth affectations moving as one organism until the band unleashed it all into danceable, artier chaos.”
I produced “Texas Drums” and Welcome to Bobby’s Motel last summer – recording it with the band at Breakglass Studios in Montreal and mixing it at Studio Windows (my studio in Brooklyn) – and Josh Bonati mastered the madness. Working on this album was genuinely one of my favorite record-making experiences ever – the group is so fun, so bonkers, and absolutely incredible live! They’re touring extensively through Europe with a week of North American dates this spring/summer, so do yourself a favor and get your tickets now. You can stream the song in its entirety, watch the video for Part I, and pre-order the album now. Welcome to Bobby’s Motel is out April 10 via Partisan Records.