.

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



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

Preview and Purchase Butch Walker CDs



Butch Walker MP3 Downloads

.

advertisement

advertisement



News Reports



Latest Rock News Stories



• Scott Weiland Cancels Upcoming Tour (Week In Review)

• Corey Taylor Discusses Lost Velvet Revolver Tapes (Week In Review)

• Jimmy Page Hopes To Release XYZ Recordings With Chris Squire (Week In Review)

• The Gaslight Anthem Going On Hiatus After August Tour (Week In Review)

• Allman Brothers' Mother Geraldine Dead At 98 (Week In Review)

• Operation: Mindcrime Release 'The Key' Video (Week In Review)

• Jimmy Page Looks At Led Zeppelin's Final Years In The Studio (Week In Review)

• Slayer's Kerry King Says The Grammys Are Clueless About Metal (Week In Review)

• Clutch Release X-Ray Visions Video, Announce Tour Dates (Week In Review)

• Fans Comes To Slaves (US) Rescue After Warped Tour Ousting (Week In Review)

• Gene Simmons Explains What Turned Him Onto The Beatles (Week In Review)

• Red Dragon Cartel's Latest Singer Not Sure If He Will Last (Week In Review)

• Radiohead Surprise Favorite For New James Bond Theme (Week In Review)

• Steve Hackett Documentary Coming To DVD (Week In Review)

• Frank Turner Streaming New Song 'Mittens' (Week In Review)

• Haken Spoof Yes In Cruise To The Edge Announcement Video (Week In Review)

• Caligula's Horse Announce New Album 'Bloom' (Week In Review)

• Deafheaven Announce New Album and Release Preview Video (Week In Review)

• Puddle Of Mudd Singer Arrested After 100 MPH Police Chase (Week In Review)

• Metallica Get Their Own Comic Book (Week In Review)

• Dave Grohl Using Led Zeppelin To Heal His Leg (Week In Review)

• Puscifer Announce New Album and Release Grand Canyon Video (Week In Review)

• Mastodon Announce North American Tour With Judas Priest (Week In Review)

• Dave Mustaine Reveals New Megadeth Album Details (Week In Review)

• Obscura Forced To Pull Out Of The Summer Slaughter Tour (Week In Review)

• Iron Maiden's New Double Album Felt Right For The Band (Week In Review)

• New Keith Richards Documentary To Premiere On Netflix (Week In Review)

• People Taking Music For Granted Says Opeth Star (Week In Review)

• Roxy Music and The Clash Icons In New Supergroup (Week In Review)

• Peter Frampton Announces His Very First Acoustic Tour (Week In Review)

• Punk Supergroup Great Collapse Release New Song, Announce Album (Week In Review)

• Bernie Torme Releasing New Album This Fall (Week In Review)

• Prince Releasing His 38th Studio Album (Week In Review)

• Jon Anderson And Jean-Luc Ponty Announce North American Tour (Week In Review)

• Arcane Roots Release New Video and Reveal New EP Details (Week In Review)

• Tim Bowness Scores His Biggest Hit Yet With Stupid Things Album (Week In Review)

• Amorphis Say New 'Under The Red Cloud' Album Is 'Tense' (Week In Review)

• Yellowcard's Josh Portman Has Tumor Surgery (Week In Review)

• Guns N' Roses Fans Have 'Clues' To Bumblefoot's Status In Band (Week In Review)

• Anthrax Brings The Noise With Chuck D At Hollywood HOB (Week In Review)

• Iron Maiden Preview New Album The Book Of Souls (Week In Review)

• Motorhead Streaming New Song 'Electricity' (Week In Review)

• Rush Guitarist Alex Lifeson Reveals His Greatest Accomplishment (Week In Review)

• U2 Have Two TV Specials Coming Soon (Week In Review)

• Between The Buried And Me Drummer Apologizes For Stage Walk Off (Week In Review)

• Previously Unheard Kurt Cobain Song Added To Movie Reissue (Week In Review)

• Deftones Won't Play New Songs On Tour (Week In Review)

• Soilwork's The Ride Majestic Created Amid Tragedy (Week In Review)

• Chris Broderick Explains Why He Left Megadeth (Week In Review)

• Def Leppard's Phil Collen Reveals What Inspired Delta Deep Project (Week In Review)

• Janis Joplin Documentary Premiere Announced (Week In Review)

• Fearless Vampire Killers Streaming New Song 'Braindead' (Week In Review)

• Former The Haunted Frontman Explains Why He Quit Music (Week In Review)

• Frank Zappa's Family Inks Universal Licensing Deal (Week In Review)

• Metal Supergroup Killer Be Killed Recruit Converge's Ben Koller (Week In Review)

• Whitesnake's Joel Hoekstra Announces Solo Album (Week In Review)

• Zombi Announce Their First Album In Four Years, Stream New Song (Week In Review)

Subscribe to Day in Rock Report by Email




Latest B-Sides News Stories


• Rita Ora Promoting Chris Brown Collaboration With Topless Photos (Week In Review)

• Lil Wayne Sued For Over $100,000 In Royalties (Week In Review)

• Led Zeppelin Release Video For Coda Deluxe Reissue (Week In Review)

• Drake Releases New Meek Mill Diss Track 'Back to Back' (Week In Review)

• Zayn Malik Inks Post One Direction Record Deal (Week In Review)

• Justin Bieber Reveals New Single Details (Week In Review)

• Miranda Lambert Makes Special Appearance At Acoustic Show (Week In Review)

• The Darkness Showcase Fans With Last Of Our Kind Video (Week In Review)

• Darius Rucker Releases 'Southern Style' Video (Week In Review)

• Taylor Swift Shares Photo Of Meeting Her Godson (Week In Review)

• Fetty Wap Matches Chart Records Set By Eminem and Lil Wayne (Week In Review)

• Foals Release Interactive GoPro Video For 'Mountain At My Gates' (Week In Review)

• Janelle Monae Announces Free EEPHUS Tour (Week In Review)

• Dr. Dre Releasing Surprise Album This Week? (Week In Review)

• Shawn Mendes To Make Acting Debut On 'The 100' Season Premiere (Week In Review)

• Lollapalooza Expanding To Include Colombia In 2016 (Week In Review)

• Miguel Releases 'NWA' Video With Kurupt (Week In Review)

• One Direction Surprise Fans With New Single 'Drag Me Down' (Week In Review)

• Meek Mill Releases Drake Diss Track Called 'Wanna Know' (Week In Review)

• Morrissey Claims He Was Groped By San Francisco Airport Security (Week In Review)

• Prince Releases Surprise Song 'Stare' Via Spotify (Week In Review)

• Trivium Release 'Silence In The Snow' Video (Week In Review)

• 1000 Foo Fighters Fans Perform Learn To Fly (Week In Review)

• Miss May I Release 'Deathless' Video (Week In Review)

• The Kansas City Royals Taking Inspiration From Fetty Wap (Week In Review)

• Ricky Martin Announces North American Tour (Week In Review)

• Keith Urban Releases 'Making Of John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16' (Week In Review)

• Saxon Release Video For Title Track Of New Album 'Battering Ram' (Week In Review)

• Tink Releases 'Winter's Diary 3' Mixtape (Week In Review)

• Garth Brooks Tops Forbes' Highest Paid Country Music Acts List (Week In Review)

• DJ Mustard, Ty Dolla Sign, iLoveMakonnen Release New Single (Week In Review)

• U2 Members Jam With Tribute Band (Week In Review)

• Faith No More Release Live 'Superhero' Video (Week In Review)


More News


Contact Us - Privacy - antiMusic Email - Why we are antiMusic

Copyright© 1998 - 2015 Iconoclast Entertainment Group All rights reserved.

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.