Warren Huart visits Taylor Locke at his studio in LA. They discuss music, his journey, get a look at his gear, and studio space. As a bonus, the studio designer Robert Maune stops by to explain the room.
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Taylor Locke interviewed in Downtown Magazine, New York. Read it here >>
Known as the former guitarist for L.A.-based indie rockers Rooney, Taylor Locke released a solo LP earlier this year. Titled Time Stands Still, Locke showcases a songwriting prowess that fans of his former band may not have realized. Today, we’re excited to premiere the latest video off that album. “Call Me Kuchu” is styled as an old fashioned movie, but don’t let the fun vibes fool you. The song’s serious tenor is played down by the imagery, which is something that Locke intended.
“The challenge was to respect the serious nature of the song, but without illustrating the lyrical content too literally,” Locke says of the video. “I wanted to walk the line between having fun, but also acknowledging the matter at hand. I hope people will be entertained and drawn in by the look of the video, but also take a close listen to whats going on under the surface.”
Quite simply, if you appreciate well written songs, catchy hooks and somber melodies, then keep an open mind (and ears) and pick up Time Stands Still.
…what a little marvel it is! With its irresistible blend of Americana, classic rock and catchy pop, the ten songs offer a work that is as confident as it is refreshing and inspired.
Historically known for its spiked cocktails of sunshine pop and desert-dwelling psychedelia, the west-coast scene has rarely sounded so, well, resolutely British, thanks to ex-frontman of Rooney Taylor Locke‘s stomp-box-sustained salute to the Beatles’ Come Together that is Call Me Kuchu.
rates as such an enjoyable listen… evocative of classic acts like McCartney, The Eagles, Crowded House or even Tom Petty
“If you’re a fan of Big Star, try this fragile, very pretty song from Rooney guitarist Taylor Lock, which is forlorn and heartbreaking and uplifting at the same time in a way that reminds us a bit of Elliott Smith or Ben Folds or Michael Penn or another one of those American songwriters. We’ve heard the album of the same name, which is excellent and rather more upbeat.” – Classic Rock Magazine