WEISSHUND is a rock duo born from a raucous all-night, whiskey-fueled jam session in 2014. Rick Lollar (vocals, guitar) and Marlon Patton (drums, Moog bass pedals) focus on propulsive riffs and melodies, performing with the reckless abandon of a garage band.
Lollar and Patton, both seasoned performers, began playing music at a young age and later formally studied jazz. With WEISSHUND, they fuse that formal training and technicality with the raw, visceral power embodied by their earliest musical influences like John Bonham and Jimi Hendrix.
In addition to their work with WEISSHUND, the duo are also involved in the Atlanta music scene in a variety of other capacities — as writers, producers, session performers, and members of other touring acts, including: Jamison Ross, Lonnie Holley, Thayer Sarrano, Lera Lynn, Jim White, Larkin Poe, Delta Moon, Nelson Patton, and King Baby.
WEISSHUND recently finished recording their second EP, due out October 13, at Studio G in Brooklyn. Whiskey was once again involved.
"Just in time for summer, “What You Came For” is a hard hitting new single from these garage rockers that will put this band on everyone’s radar." - Openears Music
"[Weisshund] plays a dense but unshowy brand of blues-rock that nods to the members’ technical prowess but never hinges on it." - Gabe Vodicka, Flagpole Magazine (Athens, GA)