The Deslondes – Ways & Means


The Deslondes - Ways & Means

The Deslondes – Ways & Means
Format: CD
Label: New West Records
Release: 2022

Release date: July 8, 2022

The Deslondes are a five-piece band from New Orleans. The band splits up songwriting and lead vocal duties among its five members, continuing its democratic ethos and musical versatility.

Multiple members have released solo recordings between their sophomore release, ‘Hurry Home’ (2016) and their latest release ‘Ways & Means’ but throughout the time between albums the Deslondes continued to build on their inventive take on New Orleans country and R&B. Ways & Means finds the band leaning on the country-folk of their debut along with the sometimes-psychedelic, electrified gospel-soul sound of Hurry Home.

The sound will continue to draw comparisons to the country-funkiness of The Band, Link Wray and others but Ways & Means is the sound of a band that understands the history of American music, while embracing their own contemporary approach.

The Deslondes
Photo by Bobbi Wernig


01. Good to Go
02. Five Year Plan
03. Ways & Means
04. South Dakota Wild One
05. Consider Me
06. Howl at the Moon
07. Home Again
08. Wild Eden
09. Standing Still
10. Dunes
11. Tomorrow Morning
12. Bound by Love
13. Sweet Release
14. Hero

The Deslondes are:
Dan Cutler
Sam Doores
Riley Downing
Cameron Snyder
John James Tourville

Margo Price – Vocals on “Ways & Means”
Twain – Backing vocals on “Consider Me,” “Howl at the Moon,” “Wild Eden,” “Dunes,”
“Tomorrow Morning,” “Bound by Love,” and “Sweet Release”
Billy Contreras – Strings on “Wild Eden,” “Standing Still,” and “Bound by Love”

Nog even aandacht voor de Europese tourdata van Deslondes member Riley Downing:
04-11-2022 – Groningen – Take Root
05-11-2022 – Utrecht – TivoliVredenburg