Danny Dodge is known to most in the Portland music scene as the frontman of The No Tomorrow Boys and The Criminal Guitars. Both projects are earsplitting rock bands that channel garage and glam. But on his forthcoming solo debut, Baby, Let Me Be Your Mess, Dodge has thrown a curve ball to long-time listeners. Instead of beating them into submission with more noise, this time he chose to win them over with pop hooks and jangly guitars.

The album’s first single “You Need a Man, Not A Hurrican’,” catches Dodge at his power poppiest. Check it out exclusively here at opbmusic.

You can watch Danny Dodge perform live in Portland, Oregon on February 15th at The Fixin’ To and on February 28th at The Liquor Store.