The members of Stillwater, Okla., band Taddy Porter met up while in college at Oklahoma State University. But classmates Andy Brewer and Doug Jones were more interested in the school of rock.
“You’ll find your students that are very much driven to graduate in a certain field,” Brewer, the band’s singer and guitarist, said in a phone call last week. “Myself and our drummer were kind of undecided, even though we were juniors.
“You know you want to do something, but music is somewhat unrealistic whenever you’re in college, because the little voice in your head is saying, no, do not do this, graduate from college. And it was one of those things where all the guys in the band were just really motivated and ready to just take it to the next spot, I guess. So we spent more of our time practicing and at the bar than we did in class. So we kind of figured out where we were going after we missed multiple classes.”
Life after school is going well so far. Music from the band’s debut, self-titled CD wound up on HBO shows “The Newsroom” and “Entourage,” Showtime’s “Homeland,” “Monday Night Football” and ESPN SportsCenter. The band’s upcoming release, “Stay Golden,” is poised to do even more. It rocks, with elements of soul and psychedelia.
On this podcast, we stream the new records’s lead single, “Fever.”