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Hear J. Roddy Walston & The Business’ Gender-Bending ‘Marigold’

'Essential Tremors' slated for September arrival via ATO Records

J. Roddy Walston & The Business hew close to time-honored tradition on their latest song. Says Walston: “‘Marigold’ is a dance song about the classic ‘Girl meets boy who is pretending to be a girl, who is poor and an artist and dabbling in drug usage because it’s all art and his trust fund says so,’ story.” Deadpan synopsis aside, the new track — which features on the Cleveland, Tennessee-formed, Baltimore-based foursome’s upcoming third album — revels in the ragged, Southern-fried sound that J. Roddy Walston & the Business have wielded since forming way back in 2002. To find restless piano hustle, fuzzed-out vocals, and a tale of self-destructive entitlement, stream “Marigold” below. Keep going to watch a trailer for the Essential Tremors LP, followed by tour dates. And to pre-order the album, which arrives on September 10, head over to iTunes.

J. Roddy Walston & the Business tour dates: 

August 10 – Davis, WV @ Canaan Valley Resort
August 11 – Wilmington, DE @ World Café Live at the Queen
August 17 – Portsmouth, NH @ Redhook Ale Brewery
September 5 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom and Tavern
September 6 – Indianapolis, IN @ Deluxe
September 7 – St. Louis, MO @ LouFest
September 9 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
September 10 – Milwaukee, WI @ Club Garibaldi’s
September 11 – Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon
September 12 – Chicago, IL @ Double Door
September 14 – Cincinnati, OH @ PNC Pavilion at Riverbend
September 20 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live
September 24 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Cafe
September 25 – Louisville, KY @ Waterfront Park
September 28 – Kansas City, MO @ Czar Bar
September 30 – Denver, CO @ Hi-Dive
October 1 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The State Room
October 3 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
October 5 – Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret
October 7 – Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern
October 10 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
October 11 – Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
October 12 – San Luis Obispo, CA @ SLO Brewing Company
October 13 – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
October 15 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
October 18 – Austin, TX @ Stubbs Jr.
October 19 – Dallas, TX @ INDEX Festival
October 21 – New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks
October 23 -Birmingham, AL @ Bottle Tree
October 24 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
October 25 – Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre
October 26 – Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
October 28 – Charleston, SC @ The Pour House
October 29 – Raleigh, NC @ Kings Barcade
October 31 – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
November 2 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
November 4 – Boston, MA @ Great Scott’s
November 6 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of the Living Arts
November 7 – Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club