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.
Butch Walker's new CD/DVD, Leaving the Game on Luckie Street, can be either downloaded for free or purchased for a minuscule $5.99 here. Butch and his management are attempting to do something completely new here with this release and the next two that will be coming out later this year: take the major decisions out of the hands of the corporations and put them into the hands of the fans--you.
Butch and his management will be looking through this very thread to see your responses on what they should do next. Take it seriously; Butch's career is in your hands.
Do you believe that this type of promotion of giving the album away for free will be successful for an artist like Butch...
I spoke to Jonathan from Crush Management recently about Butch Walker's upcoming release plan. In the replies, you can read their motivation for saying "f*** you" to the industry and truly letting the fans decide. Tomorrow, you'll have your say in what happens with Butch Walker's career, as we'll be hosting a discussion question that will be used for consideration as to where they go with Butch's next release. It's your chance to make a definite difference simply by posting your opinion.
Butch Walker has posted a blog thanking everyone who sent their wishes about his house burning down, and he is having a show on December 17 in LA at the Hotel Café to help raise money to pay for the possessions his friends lost.