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Saturday Special: "Yodel" by The Wheel Workers

The Wheel Workers Photo Credit: Patrick Bertolino.
2 May 2015

The Houston Chronicle called The Wheel Workers’ previous release, 2014’s Past to Present, “one of the best albums made in Houston last year,” and now the band will follow it up with a new record, CITIZENS, scheduled for release on May 26.

The five-piece, recently nominated as Houston’s “Best Pop Act” in 2014’s Houston Press Music Awards, embraces the notion of pop with substance, looking to Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, and The Clash as prime examples of artists who paired sociopolitical consciousness with a memorable hook.

Along those lines, we have the album’s opener, “Yodel”; the band describes the video for the track as the “hippiest gun fight ever” and an “Agit-Pop-Rock Spaghetti Western.” We get all that, but also: it’s a whole lot of fun, and we’re happier’n a dog with a dead skunk to bring it to y’all. Yee-hah!