All entries from January 2012
Tuesday January 31, 2012 (24 months ago)
Butch Walker has announced two solo shows this week opening for Ryan Adams in Kansas City and Denver.
Both shows are already sold out, but fans can try their luck getting second-hand tickets online.
Last week, Butch Walker and The Black Widows music video for “Synthesizers” (directed by Shane Valdes) premiered on VEVO. The video stars Matthew McConaughey reviving his character of “Wooderson” from the 1993 film Dazed and Confused.
Monday January 30, 2012 (24 months ago)
The Fling are heading back out on the road on February 29th for a two-week run with Heartless Bastards kicking off with a show at The Southern in Charlottesville, VA and wrapping up March 10th at Warehouse Live in Houston, TX.
The Fling’s debut album, When The Madhouses Appear, received high praise from such outlets as the LA Record, cheers it as “heartfelt and personal,” and KROQ.com “Locals Only” Blog acclaims, “although The Fling certainly exude a nostalgic aura, they simultaneously maintain a sound that is both progressive and unfamiliar.”
The band’s most recent release, the 7-song What I’ve Seen – EP was released in November 2011 to coincide with a massive 44-date full-U.S. tour. Standout tracks “Dogpile” and “Cuz A Good Man’s Hard To Find” have been showing up in hit TV shows Revenge and Parenthood amongst many others in recent weeks.
The Fling Tour Dates (supporting Heartless Bastards)
FEB 29 / Charlottesville, VA / The Southern
MAR 01 / Carrboro, NC / Cat’s Cradle
MAR 02 / Atlanta, GA / The Earl
MAR 03 / Nashville, TN / Mercy Lounge
MAR 05 / Knoxville, TN / Square Room
MAR 06 / Birmingham, AL / Bottletree
MAR 07 / Memphis, TN / Hi-Tone Cafe
MAR 08 / Fayetteville, AR / George’s Majestic Lounge
MAR 09 / Ft. Worth, TX / Lola’s
MAR 10 / Houston, TX / Warehouse Live
Friday January 20, 2012 (25 months ago)
Butch Walker and The Black Widows new music video for “Synthesizers” features an unlikely guest… Matthew McConaughey portraying his infamous character “Wooderson” from the 1993 film Dazed & Confused.
“To commemorate the 20 year anniversary of the filming and inception of this amazing movie,” Walker says, “we brought a little someone from the film back to be the life of the party for our new video for the song ‘Synthesizers.’ The song lyrics really relate to just about anyone who has a hard time moving on with the changes that life throws at you.”
Butch Walker and The Black Widows new album The Spade is now available everywhere music is sold.
Monday January 9, 2012 (25 months ago)
In honor of Amnesty International’s 50 years of human rights activism, Silversun Pickups are proud to join the ranks of esteemed artists like Pete Townshend, Queens of the Stone Age, Maroon 5, and Adele who have contributed to Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan.
For the compilation, Silversun Pickups covered Bob Dylan’s “Not Dark Yet” – a song originally released on Dylan’s 1997 album Time Out of Mind. The collection is scheduled for both physical (4 discs) and digital release in North America on January 24, 2012.
Through Chimes of Freedom, Amnesty International seeks to enlist support for its fight against censorship and attacks on free speech – whether involving artists, writers, musicians, political activists or bloggers. Supporters looking to purchase the album will also find actions they can take to help individuals whose freedom of expression is under threat.
Friday January 6, 2012 (25 months ago)
Peter Walker and Drew Phillips from Eulogies recently hooked up with Anchor Tapes to film a session of acoustic songs in the woods of Griffith Park in Los Angeles.
Check out the session below and watch the band perform “Tear The Fences Down,” “You Hide,” and “Intimate Debris” from the band’s most recent album, Tear The Fences Down
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