Tuesday October 28, 2014 (3 days ago)
Starting today, download a free 4-song Butch Walker sampler over at Noisetrade.
The download pack includes “Afraid of Ghosts” from his upcoming album of the same title, along with “Let It Go Where It’s Supposed To” and “Coming Home” from the Peachtree Battle EP, and “Battle vs. The War” from a limited edition vinyl piece released earlier this year.
See Butch on tour now with Ryan Adams. Click here for dates and tickets.
Thursday October 23, 2014 (1 week ago)
T. Hardy Morris will close out 2014 with a string of tour dates, including a run with fellow traveller Jessica Lea Mayfield this November, and a special appearance with Deer Tick to ring in the New Year on Dec 31 at Brooklyn Bowl in Brooklyn, NY.
Morris is also releasing a new single, Painted on Attitude, giving fans a taste of the fierce rock band hitting the road and a sneak peek at what is to come sonically from the Athens, GA based musician as he completes work on his sophomore solo album, due in 2015 from Dangerbird Records.
Listen to “Painted On Attitude” at Consequence of Sound and purchase the song & bonus track “Without Fail” direct from Dangerbird Records.
A strangely complimentary mix of rollicking lo-fi southern rock pedal steel twang run through a grunge punk buzzsaw, “Painted On Attitude” showcases Morris’ snarling yet tuneful vocals on the sharp end of the blade. The single is a wry commentary on the lengths to which some go to “do something, oh so unique” by moving to big cities, only to “blend-in and pretend to be busy” while predictably getting swept up in whatever inescapable trend is currently affecting Brooklyn or Portland.
Morris’ sound is a departure as well as a continuation of the blissfully languid approach taken on much of his debut. Morris’ unique sonic lean is a product of his youthful affinity for “good” 90s rock, slamming head-first into his coveted Neil Young records and love of 70s Outlaw Country.
When Morris sat down to write for this new release, he drew upon two former songs in particular. “Share The Needle”, from Audition Tapes, and “Country Mile”, a song he’d contributed to Diamond Rugs’ self-titled debut. Each of those tracks featured a distinct push-and-pull dynamic that ended up bridging the gap between the quieter country leanings of Audition Tapes, and the more aggressive grunge of Morris’ other band Dead Confederate.
To achieve the sound found on the new record, Hardy amassed a contingent of players comprised of the ever trusty Matt “Pistol” Stoessel on pedal steel, Vaughan Lamb on bass, and Dead Confederate drummer Nick Sterchi.
Monday October 20, 2014 (1 week ago)
Exclusive first listen to “Afraid of Ghosts” from Butch Walker‘s upcoming album of the same title, due out February 3rd. Listen below and preorder the full album on iTunes to download “Chrissie Hynde” immediately, and get “Afraid of Ghosts” tonight at midnight.
See Butch on tour with Ryan Adams through the end of November:
10/20 – Kansas City, MO / Uptown Theater
11/6 – Indianapolis, IN / Murat Theatre
11/8 – Columbus, OH / Palace Theatre
11/9 – Detroit, MI / Fillmore Detroit
11/11 – Columbus, OH / State Theatre
11/12 – Toronto, ON / Massey Hall
11/15 – New York, NY / Carnegie Hall
11/17 – New York, NY / Carnegie Hall
11/18 – Boston, MA / Wang Theatre
11/19 – Upper Darby, PA / Tower Theatre
11/20 – Red Bank, NJ / Count Basie Theatre
11/22 – New York, NY / Hammerstein Ballroom
11/23 – New York, NY / Hammerstein Ballroom
Monday October 20, 2014 (1 week ago)
Tuesday October 7, 2014 (3 weeks ago)
Minus the Bear’s 10-song Lost Loves collection is now available wherever you buy music.
The follow up to 2012’s Infinity Overhead, which reached #31 on the Billboard 200 as Minus The Bear’s highest charting album to date, Lost Loves lives up to its title quite literally as a collection of hard to let go songs pulled from the band’s past seven odd years of writing, recording and releasing records.
Order Lost Loves:
See the band on tour starting next week, joined by O’Brother, Young Widows, and Mansions on select dates.
Monday October 6, 2014 (3 weeks ago)
Butch Walker has announced his highly anticipated seventh full-length album Afraid Of Ghosts, out February 3 via Dangerbird Records. With his remarkably diverse resume that includes everything from guitar god to Grammy and CMA nominated producer, Walker’s new LP shows both skill and tenderness. The production was helmed by Ryan Adams at his PAX AM Studios in LA along with friends & special guests Johnny Depp and Bob Mould. With gritty hints of folk, pop and rock, Afraid Of Ghosts weaves a journey through life, love, death and everything in between.
First album single “Chrissie Hynde” wistfully recounts the legendary Pretenders frontwoman’s voice coming through the speakers, over a combination of acoustic and electric guitar, piano and a solitary drumbeat, captivating as always with Walker’s effortlessly unique vocals.
Preorder Afraid of Ghosts on iTunes and get an instant MP3 download of “Chrissie Hynde” and get downloads of additional tracks as the become available in the coming weeks.
Preorder Afraid of Ghosts on vinyl or CD from the official Butch Walker webstore.
Afraid of Ghosts Track Listing
1. Afraid of Ghosts
2. I Love You
3. Chrissie Hynde
4. Still Drunk
5. How Are Things, Love
6. Bed On Fire
8. Autumn Leaves
9. Father’s Day
10. The Dark
On Tour With Ryan Adams:
10/6: Seattle, WA at Paramount Theatre
10/7: Vancouver, BC at Orpheum Theater
10/9: Edmonton, AB at Francis Winspear Centre
10/10: Calgary, AB at Southern Alberta Jubilee Aud.
10/12: Winnipeg, MB at Burton Cummings Theatre
10/13: Minneapolis, MN at Northrop Auditorium
10/14: Milwaukee, WI at Riverside Theater
10/16: Chicago, IL at Chicago Theatre
10/18: Ames, IA at Iowa State Center
10/19: St. Louis, MO at Peabody Opera House
10/20: Kansas City, MO at Uptown Theater
11/6: Indianapolis, IN at The Murat Theatre
11/8: Columbus, OH at Palace Theatre
11/9: Detroit, MI at Fillmore Detroit
11/11: Cleveland, OH at State Theatre at Playhouse Square
11/12: Toronto, ON at Massey Hall
11/15: New York, NY at Carnegie Hall
11/17: New York, NY at Carnegie Hall
11/18: Boston, MA at The Wang Theatre
11/19: Upper Darby, PA at Tower Theatre
11/20: Red Bank, NJ at Count Basie Theatre
11/22: New York, NY at Hammerstein Ballroom
11/23: New York, NY at Hammerstein Ballroom
Thursday October 2, 2014 (4 weeks ago)
Head over to Pitchfork for an exclusive first listen of Minus the Bear‘s upcoming release Lost Loves before it hits stores next week.
The great feature includes an in-depth look at the album packaging, with song lyrics and more!
Preorder Lost Loves:
See the band on tour this fall! Dates and information below!
On Tour Now
Murat Theatre @ Old National Centre
The Fillmore Detroit
Minus the Bear
San Francisco, CA
San Diego, CA
Voodoo Music & Arts Experience
New Orleans, LA
Baton Rouge, LA
T. Hardy Morris
Wildwood Revival 2014
40 Watt Club