After a string of successful and well regarded digital-only EPs, David Woodard unleashes his first full length album, “Stupid Kid,” on November 4. If The Beatles and U2 raised an American son coming of age when 80’s rock ruled, it might sound like this Nashville native flipping cool-kid memories into grownup melodies.
“Stupid Kid” stretches David’s indie rock muscle without abandoning the British invasion inspired power pop that reviewers have compared to Bill Lloyd, Matthew Sweet, Teenage Fanclub, P.Hux, and Fountains of Wayne.
The record explodes with smart songwriting, tight vocals, and jangly guitars, and features collaborations with power pop queen Lisa Mychols. One of which, “Right Through Me”, that has hit written all over it. “Turns Blue” offers Lisa as the featured vocalist.
David also duets with the late David Schrader, his best friend and songwriting partner, on the Schrader-penned “More Than Happiness”.
“Woodard’s a very talented pop solo artist who has been churning out consistent records for the last few years…” – Jeff Shelton/The Power Pop Show
“His sound reminds me of fellow Nashvillian Bill Lloyd and nothing here changes that with his jangly and catchy sound. Songs like “Nine Hundred Ninety-Nine” are effortlessly melodic.” – AbsolutePowerPop.com
“A few highlights for me on this release are undoubtedly ‘Applebees’, ‘The Last Word’ and ‘Grand Scheme Of Things’. ‘Applebees’ has a slow burn take up, reeling you in with its classic story of failed rock and roll ambition and just the right amount of Fountains of Wayne hooky pathos. The FOW influences are also present on the opening to ‘The Last Word’ but Woodard quickly takes the song in his own direction. The track has a low key hook so subtly placed that, after repeated listenings, it really gets into your head. ‘Grand Scheme Of Things’ sails on a delightful low-key jangle wind until – bam – a killer chorus takes the listener into the stratosphere.” – PopRockRecord.com