[Cover photo credit to Bee Taylor]

Cody Brooks embraces “Gutbucket Blues, Gypsy Jazz,” and “Back porch Rock n’ Roll” on his debut album, First World Problems out now via Pasadena Records. Singles “Stay Gone” and “Snake in The Kitchen” are out now alongside videos. With help from a 1929 B&J Victoria parlor guitar and his Tennessee backwoods upbringing, Cody Brooks updates an old-world vibe with traces of Punk Rock and Hip-Hop.

Brooks says about “Stay Gone”:

I’ve always had a pension for writing songs about the unmentionables. The moments and places of self-discovery or destruction that is too often left unsaid… unsung. ‘Stay Gone’ is my approach to the moments where we crack under the pressure of self and collapse. Simply a star folding into its own oblivion. These are critical times in our lives where we get the opportunity not only to let the chaos breach our understanding of self, but also get the chance to build ourselves again, whether it’s for the better or the worse, the choice is yours to redesign your foundation to hold your star again.

First World Problems was produced by drummer Ken Coomer (former Wilco, Uncle Tupelo) and Brooks and Coomer played nearly every instrument on the album.

SEE CODY BROOKS LIVE:

June 12     Nashville, TN @ 3rd & Lindsley w/ Sean Della Croce  Tickets

July 7        Baltimore, MD @ WTMD First Thursday Festival  Tickets  

July 8        New York, NY @ Rockwood Music Hall  Tickets

July 9        Philadelphia, PA @ Dawson Street Pub w/ Gene Smith  Tickets

July 16      Nashville, TN @ OG Basement ‘First World Problems’ Album Release Party’