Ears Wide Open: Son of Stan


Jordan Richardson made a name for himself in L.A. with his rhythms – the native Texan is the drummer for Ben Harper, and before that he manned the kit for local indie-rockers Oliver Future. (He was last spotted on this website participating in the stoner-rock project Epic Ruins.) Between tours of duty with Harper, though, Richardson has been pursuing what he calls “North Texas Unsettling Childhood Memory Pop,” songs that speak to humdrum life in a small town where a trip to the mall qualifies as entertainment. Richardson, who’s calling the solo venture Son of Stan, has been recording with producer Adam Lasus (Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Army Navy), playing all the instruments himself, with plans to release an album in the fall. “Corsica” references having a car break down in a small Texas town, and it has that seething feeling.

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