Waylon Thornton // Born To Dig
There are quite a few artists involved with the blogosphere that seem to write, record, and release music at almost a ceaseless pace. I guarantee that there are some out there among those numbers who see themselves as just treading water, working at a furious pace to stay noticed in today’s ADHD-riddled music scene. And while Waylon Thornton is almost always working on something, he is not one of those people.
It’s important to note that Waylon’s work comes from a completely different place. Instead of needing constant recognition, he creates music because he has to. It’s a compulsion. I imagine if he wasn’t letting all of this stuff leak out of his mind, his head would explode Scanners style. And we wouldn’t that, would we?
Anyways, here is the latest in the long line of Waylon’s releases. Keeping things pretty dirty via his DIY home recording style, Waylon spices things up on Born To Dig by throwing in splashes of 1960’s power pop. He also lets his voice flourish by just singing as opposed to his usual furious vocal growls, shrieks, and shouts. It’s a pretty great change of pace for the garage rocker and one that is a pretty classy place to start if you’ve never snooped around in his pile of releases. Ya dig?