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.
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.