Why Aren’t You Listening to: The Deslondes

“Why Aren’t You Listening to” is an irregularly-running series at Rock on Philly, spotlighting artists in Philly and beyond that you should be keeping an eye (and ear) out for! This latest installment of the series focuses on The Deslondes.

Why you should be listening: Between the rich musical history, the vibrant local scene, and the breakout year of fellow New Orleanians Hurray for the Riff Raff, it’s obvious that there is something in the water down Louisiana way. The Deslondes are just further proof of that, their old Cajun country sound garnering them a nationwide tour with Old Crow Medicine Show as well as a deal with Los Angeles record label New West Records (who also have signed Anthony D’Amato, The Whigs, and Jason Isbell, amongst others). Whether you’re a fan of the Opry’s heyday or just like the sound of soulful, rootsy music, you’ll want to keep an ear out for The Deslondes’ upcoming album, due out early 2015.

Sounds like: The best summer night porch concert you’ve ever been to–complete with rocking chair, your favorite beer, and only the people you like around.

Listen to: Everything they’ve done so far, to get an idea of the surprising range of this Americana band. You can start with “Yum Yum”, a goofy Southern number full of–well, yum-yums.

Image courtesy of artist and New West Records

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