Jealous Haters Since 1998!
Home | News | Reviews | Day In Rock | RockNewsWire | Singled Out | Tour Dates/Tix | Feeds

Butch Walker Sets Release for Tragedy Inspired CD

09/26/2008
.
(PR) Sycamore Meadows, the street where acclaimed musician Butch Walker lived and worked in Malibu, CA has drastically changed as a result of the massive wildfires that destroyed much of the area last November. And like many other Southern California residents, Walker lost his entire house and all his personal possessions in those fires, including his studio and every master recording he's ever made. But inspiration sometimes comes from tragedy and so it became that this event incited Butch Walker to create music unlike anything he had ever done before. The result is his fourth album entitled Sycamore Meadows, due out on November 11, 2008 (Power Ballad/Stay Platinum/Original Signal). His revered talent – which includes producing for and writing with Pink, Katy Perry, Avril Lavigne, The Automatic, Hot Hot Heat, Secondhand Serenade, The Academy Is…, etc. - shines through on this very personal album and will further prove the staying power of Walker as a solo artist.

Always known to change up his musical styles, Butch Walker trades in his smart-glam, David Bowie-Marc Bolan sound heard on the previous solo album - The Rise and Fall of Butch Walker and the Let's Go Out Tonites (July 2006/Epic) - for a classic and introspective sound highlighting his poignant lyrics and unforgettable melodies on Sycamore Meadows. Walker wrote and produced the entire album resulting in a collection of 12 beautifully constructed songs, delivering the distinct vibe his rabid fans already love him for and which will undoubtedly attract new audiences.

First single "The Weight of Her" is an uptempo, anthemic jam that launches the album while ballad "Ships in a Bottle" slows the mood down. "Ships in a Bottle" will be accompanied by a moving homemade video that documents the remains of his house before it was cleared away. It premiered as a featured video on MySpace Music (http://www.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=videos) during the week of September 17-September 24, 2008. Both tracks are currently available on iTunes. Another standout track, "Here comes The…" features vocals from a soulful and raw Pink. "ATL" is an ode to the city where he grew up featuring lyrics like "Oh Atlanta please need me like I needed you, let your sweaty embrace open wide" while on "Going Back/Going Home" he addresses the fire directly "I finally know the difference between going back and going home."

Butch Walker has seen nearly six years of success as a solo artist and as front man for Marvelous 3, Butch Walker and The Let's Go Out Tonites while also producing and writing GRAMMY-nominated and hit songs for countless other artists. But what really sets him apart from other writers and producers is his dedicated fan base as an artist, selling out venues across the country for several years now and even being considered one of the best live performers of his generation.

Beginning September 30, 2008, fans can download the album's first single "The Weight of Her" for free at Amazon.com (for a limited time) as well as pre-order the full album.
Butch Walker plans to set out on a full U.S. headline tour in February 2009. In the meantime he'll be playing the following venues in support of the album: Nectar Lounge, Seattle 10/21; The Loft, Atlanta 11/10; Blender Theatre, New York City 11/13; North Star Bar, Philadelphia 11/14; Maxwell's, Hoboken 11/15; DC9, Washington D.C. 11/17.

Track listing…
1. The Weight of Her
2. Going Back/Going Home
3. Here Comes The...
4. Ponce De Leon Ave.
5. Ships in a Bottle
6. Vessels
7. Passed Your Place, Saw Your Car, Thought of You
8. The 3 Kids In Brooklyn
9. Summer Scarves
10. A Song For The Metalheads
11. Closer To The Truth and Further From The Sky
12. ATL

AddThis Feed Button



Click here to read today's full Day in Rock report

Preview and Purchase Butch Walker CDs

Butch Walker Tour Dates/Tickets

Butch Walker MP3 Downloads

tell a friend about this article

know of a news item we should cover?

antiMUSIC News featured on RockNews.info and Yahoo News

.


...end




.
News Reports
.
• Day in Rock:
Jon Bon Jovi Controversy Over Buffalo Bills Rumors- Black Stone Cherry Robbed- Mike Portnoy Calls Out Dream Theater Fan Over T-Shirt- Hole Reunion Appears Over- more

• Day in Pop Over 20 Keith Urban Fans Hospitalized- Garth Brooks Reveals Initial World Tour Dates- Smokey Robinson Duets with John Legend- 2 Chainz Remakes Michael Jackson's 'Thriller'- more

• B-Sides: Rob Zombie and The Walking Dead Co-Creator Release Trailer- Def Leppard's Joe Elliott Becomes KISS Announcer- Five Finger Death Punch- Motley Crue - more

 Subscribe To Day in Rock

.
 
Reviews
.

• Annihilator - Feast Box Set

• RockPile: California Breed- Pistol Day Parade

• Yes - Heaven & Earth

• RockPile: Broods- Neomythics

• Colt 45 - The Tide Is Turning

• Toto - 35th Anniversary Tour Live from Poland

• Rob Zombie - The Zombie Horror Picture Show

• Rock Reads: Counting Down Bruce Springsteen: His 100 Finest Songs

• Michael Franti and Spearhead's Soulshine Tour

• Tom Keifer - The Way Life Goes

• Live: Fall Out Boy and Paramore Monumentour

• Road Trip: Kentucky's Bluegrass Country- Don't Miss These Five Attractions

• Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual 30th Anniversary Special Edition

• Road Trip: Rock Candy- Macon, Georgia's Music Tour

• Road Trip: Odysea in the Desert- Scottsdale's A-Maze-Ing New Attraction

• Road Trip: Key West: Where Florida Ends and the Fun Begins

• Ted Nugent - SHUTUP&JAM!


.
.
.

Search for Tickets

Or Browse For Tickets

.
.
Today's Rock News
.

• Jon Bon Jovi Controversy Over Buffalo Bills Rumors

• Black Stone Cherry Robbed

• Mike Portnoy Calls Out Dream Theater Fan Over T-Shirt

• Original Hole Reunion Appears Over

• Iron Maiden Fans Launch Online Petition

• Metallica's Kirk Hammett Guests On New Exodus Album

• Ace Frehley Says KISS Didn't Play Rock Hall Over Reunion Talk Fears

• Upon A Burning Body Frontman Unrepentant About Kidnap PR Stunt

• Megadeth's Mustaine Rules Out Menza and Friedman Return

• Avenged Sevenfold Planning Next Album

• Jon Anderson Announces New Band

• Paul Gilbert's Favorite Singers Inspired New Instrumental Album

• Edgar Winter Pay Tribute To His Brother Johnny Winter

• Jack White To Toss First Pitch At Detroit Tigers Game

• Sepultura Live Album and DVD Set For Release

• Tom Petty Targets The Kardashians

• David Crosby Discusses Next Solo Album Plans

• The Treatment Announce The Second Bite Tour

• Metallica's Ride The Lightning and AC/DC's Highway To Hell Milestones

• Singled Out: Colt 45's O.K.


Subscribe to Day in Rock Report by Email

.
.
Today's Pop News
.

• Over 20 Keith Urban Fans Hospitalized

• Garth Brooks Announces Initial World Tour Dates

• Smokey Robinson Releases Duet with John Legend

• 2 Chainz Remakes Michael Jackson's 'Thriller'

• Awful DJ Give 50 Shades of Grey Trailer Comedy Remix

• Beastie Boys' 'Paul's Boutique' to Get NYC Mural For 25th Anniversary

• T.I., Fall Out Boy and London Grammar Team Up On SoundClash

• Kesha Broke Into Prince's House to Drop Off Her Album

• Chance the Rapper Working With Wyclef, J Cole, More

• Future Releases Animated 'Coupe' Video

• LL Cool J Releases New Track 'The Hustler'

• Lil Wayne Becomes Sports Agent With Cristiano Ronaldo Signing

• Duran Duran Reassure Fans About Fan Club Lawsuit

• Janet Jackson Writes Online Tribute To Her

• Maddie and Tae Release 'Girl in a Country Song' Video

• Tensnake Releases NSFW 'Feel Of Love' Video

More News

.
 
anti Worthy Links
.
• The Screen Door • A Journal of Musical Things • Lloyd Zeffler blog • Demolish Mag • Nightwatcher's House of Rock • CJ Chilvers • Deja Voodoo • The 1st Five • thecopycat.biz • Hard Rock Memorabilia • Day in Rock @twitter

.
  .
.

Click Here to Buy T-Shirts!
Click Here to Buy T-Shirts!



 

Tell a Friend about this page - Contact Us - Privacy - antiMusic Email - Why we are antiMusic

Copyright© 1998 - 2014 Iconoclast Entertainment Group All rights reserved. antiMusic works on a free link policy for reprinting of our original articles, click here for details. Please click here for legal restrictions and terms of use applicable to this site. Use of this site signifies your agreement to the terms of use.