Our readers have been talking about Butch Walker's upcoming album I Liked It Better When You Had No Heart for months, eagerly anticipating its release. The album will finally hit stores next week on February 23rd, but you can now preview it in its entirety on his AP.net profile. If you are somehow not familiar with this talented musician yet, now is the time to check him out. I Liked It Better... combines various genres beautifully (indie, country and rock among others) and it most certainly is a musical delight. So head over here to listen and make sure to pre-order the album on One Haven Music or iTunes.
Butch Walker's new album, I Liked It Better When You Had No Heart, will release on vinyl on Feb. 2, 2010 and as an official CD/digital release on Feb. 23, 2010. Check the replies for a full press release about it.
During the past few months while Butch Walker was recording his new solo album, he also produced the new Dashboard Confessional and Never Shout Never records, as well as 5 tracks on Weezer's new album (he also co-wrote the current single from the album "(If You're Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To").
Butch Walker will be running a "name that tune" contest every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday during the month of October; he'll be running the contest via his twitter, and winners will receive their twitter names in the artwork of the new Butch Walker and the Black Widows album, plus other prizes. Click here for the details.
In a recent facebook update, Butch Walker announced that he will be releasing a new album titled I Liked It Better When You Had No Heart in the new year and that he will be doing a residency at The Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles every Wednesday during the month of November. Click here for the full update.
Hailing from the almighty Atlanta, the Marvelous 3 (fronted by mega-producer Butch Walker) stormed out the gates and brought massive arena-sized hooks to the masses. Scoring a popular hit in 1999 with "Freak of the Week," from their major-label debut, Hey! Album, the band became a leader in the powerpop-punk craze in the late '90's. If you were a fan when they were big, come and share your memories in the replies. If you have yet to hear some of the catchiest melodies likely to ever cross your eardrums, come take a listen.
"Open Happiness," a song co-written and co-produced by Butch Walker and Cee-Lo Green, remixed by Polow Da Don, and performed by Patrick Stump (Fall Out Boy), Brendon Urie (Panic at the Disco), Travis McCoy (Gym Class Heroes), Cee-Lo Green and Janelle Monae, is now streaming on myspace.
Butch Walker has posted a cover of Tom Petty's "Christmas All Over Again" on Friends Or Enemies. His friend (and co-star from the "Weight Of Her" video), Taryn Manning, makes a guest appearance. The song will be available on iTunes on December 16th.
Butch Walker's new album, Sycamore Meadows, debuted on four different Billboard charts this past week (#7 on Heatseekers, #2 on Alternative New Artist, #173 on Top 200 and #20 on Independent Album charts). Congrats Butch!
Butch Walker's new album, Sycamore Meadows, is available for pre-order. The pre-order comes with a copy of Sycamore Meadows, a poster, and your choice of any new Butch Walker t-shirt. It also comes with instant mp3 downloads of two songs "The Weight of Her" and "Going Back/Going Home".
01) The Weight of Her
02) Going Back/Going Home
03) Here Comes The...
04) Ponce De Leon Ave.
05) Ships in a Bottle
07) Passed Your Place, Saw Your Car, Thought of You
08) The 3 Kids In Brooklyn
09) Summer Scarves
10) A Song For The Metalheads
11) Closer To The Truth and Further From The Sky
Butch Walker's new solo album, Sycamore Meadows, will be released in November. The first single, "Weight of Her", and an additional track, "Ships in a Bottle", are available on iTunes today. Look out for a video piece by filmmaker Cloud of "Ships in a Bottle" that documents Butch walking on the grounds of his home in Southern California after it was destroyed by the wildfires last November to premiere on the homepage of MySpace Music tomorrow.