01 Jul 2016

Grammy nominated guitar-slinger, troublemaker, raconteur, producer, and Georgia boy Butch Walker will release his 8th studio album Stay Gold, on August 26 via Lojinx in Europe.

As a writer of dozens of songs with hooks that stick in your head, Rolling Stone has called Walker, “one of America’s best singer-songwriters,” as he has penned choruses you want to sing (or shout) along to from acts including Frank Turner, Brian Fallon, Taylor Swift, and many more. He is a teller of authentic stories of exploits and predicaments and romance that are filled with optimism; builder of albums with no boundaries – rock, pop, Americana, singer-songwriter…or, as he says, “I think it’s all just rock & roll.”

Walker’s last album, 2015’s Ryan Adams’ produced Afraid Of Ghosts, was a cathartic record that dealt with a devastating personal experience, the passing of his father. This one’s a celebration. In Butch’s words, “After coming out of the AOG album cycle and tour where, at the risk of sounding ridiculous, I spent a lot of time on stage bawling my eyes out, I felt a very calm sense of peace. Like I’d done what I needed to do to get it outta my system. Every song that came after that was almost a nostalgic, celebratory…for lack of a better word – ‘jam.’ And the songs just kept coming to me, which was good because that’s not always the case!

The stories on Stay Gold are very well fleshed out, something Butch credits to “growing up on some of those dudes – Elton John and the (Bernie) Taupin lyrics, Springsteen and Joel.” It kicks off with the title song, a straight-ahead rocker, loaded with swagger and lyrics that call out native GA locales featuring a nod to the S.E. Hinton novel (and later, a Coppola film), The Outsiders. The lead single “East Coast Girl” and “Mexican Coke” are inspired by Walker’s move to Los Angeles, the former effectively combining an anthemic chorus with spoken verses, recorded conversationally on an iPhone. The writerly eye for detail is apparent in one of Stay Gold‘s standout tracks, “Wilder In The Heart”, describing an airport meeting with a girlfriend.

The album also includes “Descending”, a beautiful, decidedly tender duet with country singer Ashley Monroe about survival and staying on the course of love. Overall, Stay Gold is clearly Walker’s most articulate to date. When asked if the stories are real or imagined, he replies, “All the songs are half true.”

Stay Gold will be available on a limited edition of 500 gatefold heavyweight gold vinyl LP, in addition to CD & digital. Lojinx direct pre-orders can also opt for an exclusive metallic-gold printed t-shirt bundle. Lojinx, iTunes and Amazon MP3 pre-orders include  instant grat downloads of  “Stay Gold”, “East Coast Girl”, “Descending” and “Ludlow Expectations”*.

Lojinx direct: https://www.lojinx.com/releases/butch-walker/stay-gold
Amazon CD: http://ljx.cc/StayGoldAmazonCD
Amazon LP: http://ljx.cc/StayGoldAmazonLP
Amazon MP3: http://ljx.cc/StayGoldAmazonMP3
iTunes: http://ljx.cc/StayGoldITunes

Alternatively, support your local record store and request Lojinx LJX107LP or LJX107CD.

Butch Walker - Stay Gold (lojinx)

(*updated 29/7/2016)

11 Aug 2016

Premiered at The Fader yesterday, Butch Walker has revealed another track from his forthcoming album, Stay Gold.

This is a song I’ve had brewing since the beginning of the Stay Gold album writing. Still one of my favorite songs to perform from the new record and it syncs up perfectly to The Wizard of Oz when you play it simultaneously. I’m also not telling the truth. Anyways, hope you enjoy “Wilder in the Heart”. Turn it up and drive into the sunset with this one. It sounds better that way. Plus, it was recorded with real bits of sunset, so you know it’s good…

Butch Walker’s new album Stay Gold will be available on a limited edition of 500 gatefold heavyweight gold vinyl LP, in addition to CD & digital. Lojinx direct pre-orders can also opt for an exclusive metallic-gold printed t-shirt bundle. Lojinx, iTunes and Amazon MP3 pre-orders include  instant grat downloads of “Stay Gold”, “East Coast Girl”, “Descending” and “Ludlow Expectations”, with “Wilder in the Heart” added tomorrow (12th August).

Lojinx direct: https://www.lojinx.com/releases/butch-walker/stay-gold
Amazon CD: http://ljx.cc/StayGoldAmazonCD
Amazon LP: http://ljx.cc/StayGoldAmazonLP
Amazon MP3: http://ljx.cc/StayGoldAmazonMP3
iTunes: http://ljx.cc/StayGoldITunes

Alternatively, support your local record store and request Lojinx LJX107LP or LJX107CD.

28 Jul 2016

Let’s get into a New York State of mind for a minute. Wrote this one while walking around at 3am in the lower east side of one of my favorite cities that owns a part of my heart and a third of my liver. I will always be a sucker for “escape” songs. Except the actual song called “Escape” (The Piña Colada Song). Can you believe they actually had some record label asshole stand up at the marketing meeting and say, “I think it’ll be a bigger hit if we call it ‘Escape (The Piña Colada Song)'”…. Now every time I read that title, I picture some snarky music critic from 1979 moaning, “I WISH I could ‘Escape’ that ‘Piña Colada Song'”… Actually, I think it’s pretty awesome. He used the word “yoga” in a song. And that was way before it was super hip to be into yoga.

Anyway, here’s Wonderwall….

Enjoy “Ludlow Expectations” off of my new record Stay Gold.

Pre-order “Stay Gold” – out August 26th

Lojinx direct: https://www.lojinx.com/releases/butch-walker/stay-gold
Amazon CD: http://ljx.cc/StayGoldAmazonCD
Amazon LP: http://ljx.cc/StayGoldAmazonLP
Amazon MP3: http://ljx.cc/StayGoldAmazonMP3
iTunes: http://ljx.cc/StayGoldITunes

Alternatively, support your local record store and request Lojinx LJX107LP or LJX107CD.

20 Jul 2016

Some songs are often personal… I was talking to a friend of mine, Ashley Monroe, over telephone typing while she was on a flight to LA (airplane wifi.. My high school self would laugh at the possibility of this). We were getting real and talking about relationships and how it’s impossible for it to be as perfect as the movies made it out to be. Right about the time I asked how hers was, she said, “We’re Descending..” I had to ask, immediately, if everything was okay. She said, “yes! The plane is landing, so I gotta go..”. After I told her that I was worried she was referring to her relationship, I told her “that’s our song we are going to write”. We pretty much wrote most of the song via text, and got together and finished it in 10 minutes on my piano. Anyway… Here’s “Descending”…

Butch Walker’s new album Stay Gold will be available on a limited edition of 500 gatefold heavyweight gold vinyl LP, in addition to CD & digital. Lojinx direct pre-orders can also opt for an exclusive metallic-gold printed t-shirt bundle. Lojinx, iTunes and Amazon MP3 pre-orders include  instant grat downloads of  “Stay Gold” and “East Coast Girl”.

Lojinx direct: https://www.lojinx.com/releases/butch-walker/stay-gold
Amazon CD: http://ljx.cc/StayGoldAmazonCD
Amazon LP: http://ljx.cc/StayGoldAmazonLP
Amazon MP3: http://ljx.cc/StayGoldAmazonMP3
iTunes: http://ljx.cc/StayGoldITunes

Alternatively, support your local record store and request Lojinx LJX107LP or LJX107CD.

14 Jul 2016

The Posies lean, mean, touring machine has extended it’s return to European shores with additional dates in Spain, promoting their new album Solid States for 3 weeks of shows that also cover the UK, Netherlands and Belgium.

After a triumphant run of dates across Europe in March & April the newly revitalised trio-format band head back to Europe in October, following a 27-date run of secret shows in the US.

The band have always been exploring, growing and 2016 sees them continuing in that vein. None of US shows were in conventional music venues, with the location only revealed to ticket holders not more than 24 hours in advance of each show. The band are now touring as a trio, with no bass player, and Solid States collaborator Frankie Siragusa on drums. New album, Solid States, was not recorded in the usual band-in-a-room manner. Stringfellow and Auer sent song ideas back and forth online, writing and largely recording the album separately – but collaboratively – in their home studios.

The autumn tour now starts in Huelva, Spain, on 20th October, ending on 9th November in Diksmuide, Belgium. Solid States is out now Lojinx CD, digital and heavyweight vinyl LP.

20 Oct Cocheras Del Puerto, Huelva, ES
21 Oct Teatro Bmn, Granada, ES
22 Oct Feria del Mueble, Yecla, ES (Cancer Benefit)
23 Oct Teatro Jofre, Ferrol, ES
27 Oct Night and Day, Manchester, UK – http://ljx.cc/PosiesManchester
28 Oct The Hug and Pint, Glasgow, UK – http://ljx.cc/PosiesGlasgow
29 Oct Brudenel Social Club, Leeds, UK – http://ljx.cc/PosiesLeeds
30 Oct Louisiana, Bristol, UK – http://ljx.cc/PosiesBristol
01 Nov Blue Shell, Cologne, DE – http://ljx.cc/PosiesCologne
02 Nov Tivoli De Hellling, Utrecht, NL – http://ljx.cc/PosiesUtrecht
03 Nov P60, Amstelveen, NL – http://ljx.cc/PosiesAmstelveen
04 Nov Kroepoekfabriek, Vlaardingen, NL – http://ljx.cc/PosiesVlaardingen
05 Nov Gebr De Nobel, Leiden, NL – http://ljx.cc/PosiesLeiden
06 Nov Luxor Live, Arnhem, NL – http://ljx.cc/PosiesArnhem
09 Nov 4AD, Diksmuide, BE – http://ljx.cc/PosiesDiksmuide

10 Jun 2016

After an incredible year of creativity, posting 52 new songs over the course of 2015, we are proud to announce the release of They Might Be Giants new disc PHONE POWER. Boasting 18 pop gems, Phone Power continues the all-killer, no-filler tradition of the band’s current efforts. The disc includes “I Love You for Psychological Reasons” the standout track that will be lodged in your head with barely a second listen, and a disarming reworking of Destiny’s Child’s classic “Bills, Bills, Bills.”

Recorded in a secret location in New York City with Pat Dillett (Sufjan Stevens, St. Vincent, The National, David Byrne) this album finds the Giants working mostly in the same power-packed configuration as their hard-working live line up, with a minimum of production embellishments.

Phone Power is out now on Lojinx CD & digital.